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environment. energy. efficiency
Bay Area New Homes
Lessening our carbon footprint is something that's on the minds of many homebuyers these days.
Rest assured, your Taylor Morrison home is built to reduce that footprint while maximizing your energy efficiency. We're doing our part to preserve the environment for future generations. It's just one more way that your Taylor Morrison home is inspired by you.
ENERGY Efficiency
  • High Efficiency 13 & 14 SEER A/C Units Families using an energy efficient air conditioning unit could reduce 20–30% of their energy consumption. A/C units, like Taylor Morrison's 13 & 14–SEER units, lower the amount of energy consumed to cool down your home.
  • Energy Star rated Dishwashers. Backed by the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ENERGY STAR appliances use less water and energy.
  • Programmable ThermostatsHomeowners can save on average $180 a year by using a programmable thermostat that allows you to automatically control your home's temperature.
  • Jump Ducts (at select communities)A popular method for improving energy efficiency, jump ducts help balance air pressure in your home. This helps keep air from escaping, reducing the amount of power used for heating or cooling.
  • Solar Roof Panels at select communitiesSolar panels, which are typically installed on the roof, are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells and convert sunlight into direct current power.
  • 92 AFUE at select communitiesThis furnace offers an AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of up to 92%, which uses less energy than traditional or lower AFUE furnaces.
  • Low Flow Toilets and Shower HeadsInstalling a low flow toilet translates to almost two gallons of water saved, per flush. When coupled with a low flow shower head, you will consume less water.
  • Tankless Water Heater at select communitiesBy only heating water when it's needed, tankless water heaters can cut water-heating expenses by 30%. According to Energystar.gov, that can be up to more than $100 per year on gas bills for the typical family.
  • Recirculation Pump (per project)This water-saving technique conserves energy by recalculating hot water, so the faucet will provide it instantly upon demand.
BUILDING Practices
  • R-13 / R-19 / R-24 Wall SystemR-value is the measure of a material's resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the more resistant a material is to heat flow. Taylor Morrison's R-13/R-19/R-24 insulation means your home stays warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, translating to savings on your monthly electric bill.
  • R-30 or R-38 Insulation in AtticTaylor Morrison insulates your home's attic to resist air flow to help cool and heat your home, plus it reduces your home's energy use by up to 40%.
  • Radiant Barrier Insulative Roof Sheathing at select communitiesRadiant Barriers reflect heat rather than absorbing it, lowering the cost of cooling your home during the dog days of summer.
  • Energy Saving CFL LightingCFL bulbs can use up to 75% less energy and last up to nine years longer than incandescent bulbs, saving you money on energy bills and replacement bulbs.
  • Vinyl Low E & Argon Gas WindowsLow-E vinyl windows are coated to control the transfer of heat. Argon gas - a nontoxic, clear and odorless gas - fills the space between the window panels to reduce the transfer of heat between the inside and outside.