Live Safer, Cleaner and Quieter with Energy Efficient Ryland Homes

August 23, 2012

Ryland HouseWorks programRyland Homes has been building high quality Chicago new homes since 1999. One of the most unique aspects of their homes is their high level of energy efficiency, which is supported through the builder’s HouseWorks® program. The program works to create a safer, cleaner and quieter environment for you and your family while also lowering the costs of your utility bills.

Here are a few of the ways in which the HouseWorks® program operates:

  • Indoor environment quality: Ryland Homes uses low-VOC (volatile organic compound) interior paints and CRI (Carpet and Rug Institute) green label plus selections within their homes for better air quality.
  • Programmable setback thermostats: Enjoy increased flexibility of indoor climate control, which means less costs and energy to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
  • Low flow shower heads and commodes reduce water consumption
  • House wrap system blocks air infiltration and acts a moisture barrier
  • Sill sealer is place between the slab and framing studs to prevent air infiltration and optimize energy efficiency.
  • Insulated, double-pane Low-E windows: These windows filter ultraviolet and infrared light to reduce solar heat gain and low energy costs. This can also help reduce fading of curtains, carpet and furniture.
  • Passive ventilation system: Super heated air is ventilated from the attic through a roof vent and perforated soffit system.

Next time you’re looking for a green, energy efficient Chicago new home, consider Ryland Homes. They are currently building in more than 10 communities in and around the Chicago area with quick move-in homes priced from just $100,000.

For more information and to explore their new home communities, please visit the Ryland Homes website.

About The Author

Read All Stories By Mitch Levinson

Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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