Miller & Smith Builds Energy Efficient Cost-Saving Homes
MCLEAN, Va., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Miller & Smith, an award-winning homebuilder and real estate development company, is offering a look into the details behind their high-quality, energy efficient and cost-saving homes. In 2011 alone, Miller & Smith won 26 major design and architecture awards. Every home is constructed with equal attention paid to construction, design and environmental impact. Miller & Smith homes feature various features and benefits designed to maximize structural integrity, energy efficiency and comfort:
Fiberglass doors: Exterior fiberglass doors with a solid foam core provide more insulation value than a wood door, which makes for lower heating and cooling bills.
Low-E Glass windows: Windows filter unwanted UV rays and reduce heat transfer that may burden an HVAC system while minimizing fading on furniture and flooring.
Weatherization Barrier Systems: The wall, floor and roof sheathing use oriented strand board (OSB), which has greater shear strength than plywood and no gaps or soft spots.
HVAC Systems: Custom-sized for the home by a mechanical engineer, these energy efficient HVAC systems have supply lines that are sealed and run through the interior of the home, which allows heated or cooled air to reach living spaces more efficiently and reduces energy bills.
R-38 Insulation: Attics are made with R-38 insulation to increase efficiency and roofs are designed for proper ventilation allowing hot air to move up and away from the home.
Plumbing: Flowguard Gold CPVC pipes and fittings result in cleaner water. Showerheads, faucets and toilets are low-flow to meet stricter water conservation standards.
Appliances: ENERGY STAR® refrigerators and dishwashers are installed in every home as well as programmable thermostats that allow owners to set and control energy use.
Products: Vinyl siding contains 80% recyclable materials, low VOC paint creates better interior air quality and sheathing and lumber use the entire log for efficient use of resources.
“We know that home buying can be a stressful and laborious processes that requires some blind faith in the quality of a home. Providing this glimpse into the walls of our homes allows us to assure homeowners that their new home is constructed to provide structural integrity, energy efficiency, cost savings and comfort,” stated Dale Hall, Vice President of Operations at Miller & Smith.
About Miller & Smith:
Founded in 1964, Miller & Smith is a privately owned builder and developer who is active in both residential and commercial real estate and has earned a reputation for creating innovative and imaginative homes and communities. One of the largest private homebuilders in the Washington, DC metropolitan region, Miller & Smith has built more than 5,250 single family homes, 8,600 townhomes, and 2,100 condominiums and developed 12,500 home sites in 90 communities throughout Maryland, Virginia and Delaware and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information about Miller & Smith, visit www.millerandsmith.com. Follow Miller & Smith on Facebook and Twitter.
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