Your home should be your sanctuary. A place where you’re not reminded of the pressures of the outside world. Our homes are designed, engineered and built with close attention paid to being as energy-efficient as possible. That's why we use only Energy Star rated appliances. Our heating and air-conditioning systems are from TRANE, with a 95% efficiency rated furnace and 14 SEER cooling system. Our "low e" windows provide maximum views with minimum thermal transfer.
So, what is Draper Creekside doing to reduce its carbon footprint? The short answer is that we’re doing everything possible – so that we can offer you a comfortable place to call home for years to come.
We know that one of the main reasons people are moving closer into the city, whether here or in Cleveland, is because they know that energy prices will go up some day, and stay up. Many have concluded that proximity to urban centers isn’t only smart financially but also can lead to being in an dynamic and exciting environment. They know that for most, these places are where our future will be.
Some of the energy efficient steps we’ve taken at Draper Creekside include: Design & Structural Features A TRANE 95 percent efficient furnace and 14-Seer energy-efficient air condition unit is installed near the middle of each residence. This HVAC system uses 20 percent less natural gas as compared to standard 80 percent efficient furnaces, and its central location in the home means that your cooled or heated air, and hot water, travel the least possible distance within your home with the least amount of thermal loss during circulation. Mastic sealed duct work.
2 x 6 frame construction allows for more insulation, a higher energy efficiency and more robust structure. Premium insulation provides R-21 rating (R-13 is the standard rating for a 2x4 wall). The higher the rating, the greater the thermal insulating benefit to the homeowner.
We care about how and where materials are grown, made, finished and transported.
That’s why our hardwood floors are engineered. Engineered flooring uses significantly less slow growing timber by using fast growing hardwood recycled wood as a ply base. This multi-layer construction method produces a product that has superior performance and durability, and uses fewer trees to produce than solid hardwood.