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environment. energy. efficiency
Dallas New Homes
At Taylor Morrison, caring about the environment is important to us –
so is designing and building homes that increase energy efficiency, use sustainable materials and lessen our impact on the environment.
Those three core principals form our Elements program, designed to incorporate all three elements into each home we build. Our goal is to give you an energy efficient home that draws on the latest technology and building methods.
Taylor Morrison won Green Builder of the Year in 2015 by GreenHomeBuilder magazine.
Here’s how we do it:
  • • Internal moisture control and even temperatures throughout the house are achieved by proper venting, pressure balancing and fresh air ventilation.
  • • Fresh air circulation into the attic through soffits and roof vents assist in maintaining lower temperatures, resulting in better energy efficiency.
  • • Circulating the air in the home with air returns improves air quality and promotes even temperatures throughout the home. This results in a more comfortable living experience.
  • • Extracting moisture and odors from inside the home with vents that run directly from bathrooms, kitchen and utility room to the outside increases livability.
AIR Leakage
  • • When heated or cooled air is lost, energy efficiency is lost as well. Proper venting and air leakage control ensures your home will breathe but still maintain a comfortable set temperature, preventing drafts.
  • • Waterproof flashing membrane and sill plate gaskets address leakage from openings in the home. The flashing membrane is used around the windows and sill plate gaskets are used at the base of the home to prevent air infiltration and moisture penetration.
  • • Low emissivity (Low-E), dual-glazed vinyl windows outperform standard windows, saving on utility costs and protecting your interior home from harmful UV rays that will fade furniture and finishes.
WATER Savings
  • • Rain sensing irrigation systems conserve water when watering is not needed.
  • • Collaborative home design ensures optimal home function for plumbing, conserving water by reducing the amount of time it takes for hot water to arrive at your faucet while cutting energy used by the water heater.
  • • Low-flow faucets and shower heads give you the pressure you desire while eliminating water waste and the energy used to heat that water.
Energy Efficiency
  • • Having too much or not enough tonnage can increase your utility costs. An engineered-design, 16-SEER rated HVAC system will reduce your utility costs.
  • • You can maximize your energy usage with a programmable thermostat, which will efficiently manage the temperature of your home even when you’re away.
  • • Tankless water heaters eliminate the extra cost of keeping 40 to 50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank, so you waste less energy.
  • • Recyclable LED Lights allow you to lessen your carbon footprint while increasing your energy efficiency by an estimated 80 percent. In addition, the longer life and non-toxic chemicals make LED the way to go.
  • • Radiant barrier roof decking reduces summer heat gain, in turn reducing cooling costs.
  • • All Taylor Morrison homes are third-party inspected for energy efficiency. Each home is rated according to the Home Energy Rating System(HERS) Index – a nationally recognized system for inspecting, testing and calculating a home’s energy performance.
  • • The lower the HERS score, the greater the energy efficiency. A standard new home is awarded a rating of 100 and a typical resale home scores130. The average Taylor Morrison HERS-rated home, however, scores in the low 60s, meaning that it is approximately 30-40 percent more energy efficient than a standard new home.