New Home Builder Leads With Sustainability

Jun 09, 2010, 15:18 ET from Owens Corning

PHOENIX, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arizona-based Joseph Carl Homes is like the phoenix emerging from the ashes of the real estate downturn.  Carl Homes CEO Carl Mulac embraced the downturn, launching homes with a strong sustainability focus for his new home building company.

Sustainability concepts are integrated in Carl Homes' business systems to ensure the company's success. But that sustainability commitment permeates the community development and home-building efforts as well.  The company has several communities under development, the largest being CantaMia, a flagship development of 1,700 homes being built in Goodyear, Ariz. CantaMia is an active adult community, while three other planned communities designed for all ages.

"Our CantaMia homes are 60 percent more energy efficient than a comparable code-compliant home. Not only do our homes come with a limited guarantee of heating and cooling costs, our homes are beautiful and comfortable. It's the perfect package," said Mulac.

All CantaMia and Joseph Carl Homes' Sereno at Palm Valley homes, also located in Goodyear, will be certified green by the rigorous Environments For Living® program, a third- party energy certification program. Critical elements include tight construction, fresh air ventilation, improved thermal systems, right-sized HVAC, pressure balancing, internal moisture management, combustion safety, energy efficient lighting and appliances, and water-efficient appliances and fixtures.  All homes at CantaMia come equipped with an echo™ Solar System, the most efficient solar system that provides heating, cooling and hot water. This unique photovoltaic and thermal system uses a superior energy harnessing system that provides up to 65 percent of the home's energy needs. CantaMia is also an APS Energy Star and Solar Community.

All of the homes are built with Owens Corning EnergyComplete™ with Flexible Seal Technology, a new whole home insulation and air sealing system. By reducing air infiltration by up to 70 percent, the EnergyComplete system helps make CantaMia homes more comfortable and helps reduce heating and cooling bills.

"We believe home buyers understand the true value of buying a home that is built with this high level of energy efficiency," said Mulac.  "While it makes sense to protect the environment, it also makes sense to save money while living in their dream home."

Mulac has built a company team of seasoned professionals empowered to create programs and policies that enhance the customer experience and added: "Joseph Carl Homes is different on many levels, from how we treat the home buyer to designing homes that meet the needs of today's buyers and helping the planet and our homeowners' bank accounts by offering energy savings that make sense."

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Media Contact:

Martha Moyer Wagoner, Master Planned Communications, LLC


SOURCE Owens Corning