Great care is taken to ensure that each home built by Jennings Homes is an environmentally-friendly construction, both during the building process and by incorporating some environmentally-conscious elements in the design that improve energy efficiency as well as sustain the long-term value of the home.
Furthermore, specific attention is given to the placement of each home on its lot to ensure the house enjoys the best views possible and that its windows provide optimal self-heating of the home during the winter months.
Radon Detection and Removal System – After the initial foundation is excavated, a radon removal and detection system is installed around the footing of the home as part of the foundation. The release of radon gas is a natural phenomenon; however, the gas is often released only after the house is constructed due to the typical disturbance caused by the construction process.
Windows & Doors – All windows and doors are double-paned and feature the highest quality of installation to make the house essentially air-tight.
Insulation – Prior to drywall installation, the highest-rate insulation is used, with R-30 insulation placed in the walls and R-84 insulation in the ceilings and attic. The quality of insulation increases the direct energy savings of the home, reducing monthly gas bills as well as air conditioning costs in the summer. Additionally, the garage is completely insulated for winter use.
Natural Building Products – The finished carpentry features all-natural woods and no melamine, which is known to release gases after its installation, often during the first two years of occupancy in a new house.