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Home building is dynamic; technology keeps changing to improve the way we build and how we live in our homes. Spille Builders is small enough to change yet innovative enough to be a leader.

Spille Builders is registered with the Dept. of Energy as an
ENERGY STAR® Partner

Energy efficient homes are more comfortable and affordable year after year.  Imagine what you could do with the utility savings alone if your total energy bills were around $100 per month.  What are you paying now?  What would you do with the extra cash? 

Building Green including ENERGY STAR is not only smart,
its a more responsible way to build.

Building Green includes ENERGY STAR.  Green building incorporates new and old techniques and products to make your new home more energy efficient and durable. 

Early in 2009, we built the first certified GREEN BUILD KY home in Northern KY, the third in the Commonwealth at the time. In our homes, we have used Duel Fuel and Geothermal systems along with many other energy saving features.

In September 2009 we certified the first home in Kentucky under the
National Green Build Standard one of 30 nationwide at the time.

Spille Builders looks forward to designing and building your new home
to match with your style of living.

As you can see, we don’t just talk GREEN, We  BUILD GREEN.

Build Green With Us ...

The HBA of Northern Kentucky was one of the founding members of Green Build Kentucky™, a statewide initiative to of Home Builders Associations and other entities promoting the ENERGY STAR® plus program. Builders participating in the program must construct a minimum of one home per year that meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency. A third party verification process is part of the program requirements. Qualifying homes must also meet the minimum requirements for the NAHB Green Build Standards.
 

How does Spille Builders come in to play with this? 
Spille Builders is the leader in Kentucky by building the first certified Green Build KY home in NKY and the first to certify a home in KY under the National Green Build Standard.  Our first home can be found under the Available Homes button, 1948 Freedom Trail.  Check out the information listed, follow the links.  You will find how you can save on your energy budget as well as be environmentally friendly.

What is Spille Builders doing for Energy Star homes?

 
 1. Energy Ratings and Mortgages
Home energy ratings provide a standard measurement of a home’s energy efficiency. Ratings are used for both and new and existing homes. In new homes rating often verify energy performance for the ENERGY STAR homes program, energy efficient mortgages, and energy code compliance. Homeowners who want to upgrade the home’s energy efficiency can use the energy rating to evaluate and pinpoint specific, cost-effective improvements. For existing homes, homeowners can receive a report listing cost-effective options for improving the home’s energy rating. An energy rating allows a homebuyer to easily compare the energy performance of the homes being considered.
For more information visit : http://www.resnet.us/ratings/overview/default.htm

 
 2. What is an Energy Efficient Mortgage?
An Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) is a mortgage that credits a home’s energy efficiency in the mortgage itself. EEMs give borrowers the opportunity to finance cost-effective, energy-saving measures as part of a single mortgage and stretch debt-to-income qualifying ratios on loans thereby allowing borrowers to qualify for a larger loan amount and a better, more energy-efficient home.
For more information visit: Energy Star
 3. Energy Efficient Mortgages FAQ's
The Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) recognizes that energy efficient homes cost homeowners less to operate on a monthly basis than standard homes because they use less energy. Home buyers who chose energy efficient homes can afford to spend more on their housing expenses because they will likely spend less on their energy costs. The EEM allows borrowers to qualify for a larger mortgage as a result of the energy savings. The EEM benefits those buying new, energy efficient homes or those purchasing existing homes that need energy improvements.
For more information visit: Energy Star FAQ's

 


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