LiteHomes are newly constructed, LEED Gold Certified (or higher) single family homes popping up in neighborhoods across the Denver Metro area. LiteHomes are thoughtfully built, ENERGY STAR Certified residences, developed to be Lite on your wallet and Lite on the planet. These right-sized homes are filled with modern finishes and functionality. Each environmentally responsible LiteHome will be constructed with the health of the homeowner in mind.
Often when people allow themselves a few minutes to slow down and consider their lives, and the impact they are making with their choices, they find areas in which they can do better. Let’s face it, there’s always room for improvement.
At our company, we’re no different. Our teams collaborated to see how we could swiftly address the region’s single-family housing shortage. We determined that we can offer better products; we can design, build, and sell more sustainable and efficient homes. And we can do it with an eye on our impact on the environment. In doing so, we can enrich the lives of those around us, and we can deliver dreams.
Denver is experiencing a housing shortage. As of April 2021, there are 67% fewer homes available than in April of 2020. We are currently developing more than 400 LiteHomes to address this shortage. Our aim is to provide homes at an attainable price for homebuyers, while meeting the demand for eco-friendly advancement in building and operational practices. Because we believe in the importance of building a better future, our company is proud to be a leader in this industry. The focus on planet-friendly homes may stem from Denver, but it will become a national standard.
ENERGY STAR Lighting and Appliances
The thermal enclosure system includes complete air sealing, professionally installed insulation, and high-performing windows that ensure comfort and lower utility bills.
Water Management System incorporates a specific drainage plane, water-resistant building materials, and the implementation of specific construction management to protect the roof, walls, and foundation from high moisture levels during construction.
Heating, cooling, and ventilation systems are designed for ideal performance and resident comfort.
Energy-efficient lighting and appliances help reduce utility bills while providing optimal performance.
The DOE ZERH (Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Homes) certification process provides builders with a map that guarantees the home will surpass current code requirements in the areas of energy efficiency, comfort, and durability. In addition to your ENERGY STAR Certification, DOE ZERH guidelines regulate:
The best ceiling, wall, floor, and slab insulation.
The duct distribution systems located within the home, thermal and air barrier, are located in the home for optimal performance.
Hot water delivery systems meet efficient design requirements.
All lighting and appliances are meet ENERGY STAR standards, and
Indoor air quality is certified under Indoor airPLUS.
Finally, your home is renewable energy ready.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Indoor airPLUS require specific construction methods and products in order to improve indoor air quality, while minimizing pollutants and improving home comfort.
Our LEED Certification is based on a point system. LiteHomes by redT earn a Gold Certification (or better) ranging from 60-79 points. Being LEED Certified ensures our sustainable construction and home design. LEED Gold Certification focuses on comfort, sustainability, energy efficiency, and community.
We are committed to building a better future by building sustainable homes. We partner with a quality, third-party energy rating company, which helps ensure all levels of certification. We promise to deliver a LiteHome designed and built with sustainability in mind, and with the added promise of delivering comfortable, efficient living. At LiteHomes we build a high-quality product at an attainable price, setting the Denver standard for green home building.
We believe that owning a new home should be Lite on the wallet and Lite on the planet.
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