When you buy a Christopher Companies home, you’re not only buying a high quality, hand-crafted, new home, you’re selecting a builder that cares about improving the environment.
At Christopher Companies, we strive to continuously improve our building process to maintain an environmentally responsible and resource-efficient cycle. From the insulation and windows to the interior features, there are a variety of different design and construction elements that play a part in both improving conditions for our environment, as well as saving you money on your utility bills. We’ll prove it.
✔ Energy Star Certified – All new Christopher homes are Energy Star Certified. Each Energy Star certified home reduces greenhouse gases by 3,700 lbs. per year, and use 15-30% less energy compared to a typical home. From 2013 – 2015, Christopher Companies was awarded the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award and has participated in the program for over a decade. To date, Christopher Companies has certified over 350 homes in both Virginia and Delaware, placing us within the top 30 builders in both states. Read more about Energy Star certified homes here.
✔ NGBS Green Certified – Christopher homes are certified under the National Green Building Standard, which means they’ve passed the inspection that requires several different green practices be met. Read more about the NGBS Green Certification here.
✔ Land Conservation – In 2007, Christopher Companies was awarded the Land Conservation award for our “Kendrick” community in Fairfax County. Additionally, we always make sure to plant many more trees than we are required to remove during the construction process!
What does it mean to be a certified homebuilder?
- Installing energy-efficient and water conservancy appliances
- Advanced framing techniques
- Low VOC-materials
- Quality insulation
- High performance filtration
WHY BUY AN ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED HOME?
Christopher Companies is proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label. The ENERGY STAR label means that your new home has been designed and built to standards well above other homes in the market today. It means better quality, better comfort, and better durability. It also means that your new home is a better value for today, and a better investment for tomorrow. The ENERGY STAR label gives you the peace of mind that your home has undergone a better process for inspections, testing, and verification to ensure that it meets strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).