With a Home Energy Rating (HERS) of 5 + Novak Brothers prides itself on quality craftsmanship and energy efficient homes.
Performance10™ is our certified design and building approach to environmentally responsible and efficient construction. The Performance10™ program features 10 home design benefits that greatly reduce your energy costs and environmental impact. Certified to guarantee a green-friendly and environmentally sound home, our energy efficient design provides superior comfort and peace of mind for a top-quality living environment.
Effectively expands to fill every opening that can potentially leak air in attic and roof top areas, resulting in a more energy-efficient living environment. It also reduces the penetration of moisture, outdoor allergens and pollutants that can affect the comfort of your family.
Windows are a source of unwanted heat/cooling loss, discomfort, and condensation problems. Our vinyl windows allow for lower heat/cooling loss, less air leakage and improve comfort while providing clear views and daylight. Our Low-e glass, with its low Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), reflects and keeps much of the sun’s heat energy out of your home. Low-Emissivity glass reduces glare, protects your furnishings against sunlight exposure and reduces cooling costs. Tilt-in sash makes cleaning easy.
Radiant barriers reduce summer heat gain, which helps lower your cooling bill. Reflective material reflects (or more specifically, re-emits) radiant heat rather than absorbing it. Our reflective roofing is standing seam metal which aids in the reflection of heat.
Insulation is a critically important building material for your home. It’s one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to save energy while making homes quieter and more comfortable. Our homes benefit from a two-part process.
Seal exterior surfaces including all sill plates, bond joists, top plates, and dozens of other problem areas.
Seal around the edges of openings made for electrical outlets, plumbing fixtures and other holes through the exterior walls and ceilings.
These critical steps reduce air leakage and moisture migration into exterior walls and attics.
Exceed building code energy values with R38 Insulation in your attic. Insulation levels are measured by their ability to resist heat traveling through it. Our attics are designed and insulated to save on overall energy costs by reducing the effects of the outside elements on your home.
All Brownstones are equipped with Energy Efficient appliances. The cost savings features are now available in sleek, modern finishes including ranges, dishwashers, as well as microwaves.
Roughly 50% of the energy used in your home comes from heating and cooling. Reduce costs with our HVAC efficient homes. Our Polyseal Air Infiltration Barrier, along with the exterior HouseWrap, prevents air from infiltrating your home while prohibiting moisture from becoming trapped inside the walls during the various Texas climates.
A zoning system can stretch the capacity of your HVAC system. Take advantage of a powerful air management tool that can provide you with both increased comfort and cost savings benefits.
Dual zone heaters are ideal for multi-level and large homes. Most of our Brownstones benefit from the efficiency of two separate water heaters to maintain ideal conditions throughout the home without overworking one appliance.
Our ducts and air-handling unit are mostly contained within the conditioned space by building them into the floor trusses. The High Performance UL Mastic Seal provides a leak-proof sealant on A/C duct joints as well as seams on furnace equipment. Your home will benefit with energy savings from reducing forced air exchange due to duct leakage, less hostile duct environment and reduced heating & cooling loads making a noticeable impact on your overall costs. Ducts are pressure tested to ensure optimum efficiency and comfort.
Adding to the benefits of Performance10™, Novak Brothers is now providing homeowners with Smart Home technology as a standard feature in all of our homes. Automation with smart technology is not only provides homebuyers with convenience, but is creating a better model towards energy efficiency. Simply by using your cell phone, you can easily access your home from wherever you are. Make adjustments to the temperature in your home, turn lights off and on, close your garage door, turn on your oven or even check who is at your front door. Included in our Novak Smart Home package includes:
Please note: Performance10™ and Smart Home Technology features are subject to change per home and per community based on applicability and community standards and guidelines.