Green Building Practices Result in Energy Savings at Walters Homes' Communities
Besides benefiting the environment, green building practices provide home owners with energy savings, water savings and improved indoor air quality. Walters Homes, a recognized leader in eco-friendly construction, integrates environmentally friendly building practices into all of its construction projects, creating residences that are up to 30 percent more energy efficient than standard homes.
"We have received a tremendous response from home owners who value sustainable living and support our goal of creating homes with a lasting green legacy," said Pamela Schuster, Walters Homes' marketing and sales manager. "By incorporating energy efficiency and natural resource management into every step of the planning and building process, we have demonstrated that living in a green home is not only possible, but also quite accessible to a wide range of homebuyers."
Among Walters Homes' eco-friendly communities is Whispering Hills Townhomes in Barnegat, a community of 107 luxury residences offering three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths, and between 1,909 square feet and 2,191 square feet of living space. The townhomes are LEED Silver certified, making them more energy efficient than conventional non-green homes. LEED-certified homes are built according to guidelines established by the U.S. Green Building Council, and are designed to achieve significantly better energy and water efficiencies, as well use sustainable and healthy materials.
"These townhomes appeal to a wide range of buyers - from empty-nesters to those entering the housing market for the first time - and offer green amenities such as high insulated walls; low E-insulated windows; energy-efficient lighting; and high-efficiency heating, cooling, and hot water heater equipment. When combined with the other Energy Star features offered, home owners can realize significant yearly savings of 30 to 35 percent," added Schuster.
Other Eco-Friendly Communities
Another option for Walters' buyers is the Energy Star-certified single-family homes at Ocean Acres at Barnegat. These residences can save home owners at least 30 percent on energy bills compared with traditional homes. Buyers can choose from a collection of three- and four-bedroom homes with two or two-and-one-half bathrooms, ranging from 1,500 to 3,100 square feet of living space. With 10 different models, buyers can choose from ranch- and colonial-style floor plans, starting at $244,800. All homes come available with a long list of designer-inspired options.
Whispering Hills Single-Family is under construction off Rose Hill Road and Emerson Lane. The Energy-Star certified homes feature a traditional center-hall design updated for today's modern lifestyle. A variety of elevations and seven spacious floor plans offer interiors ranging from 1,912 square feet to 3,100 square feet, starting at $274,595. Walters Homes has added a new design to its large collection of homes offered at Ocean Acres and Whispering Hills Single-family, the Chelsea. The new Chelsea model offers an open floor concept on the first floor with 2,292 square feet of living space.
These communities' southern Ocean County location allows residents and visitors to enjoy miles of beaches, camping, hiking, boating and other recreational facilities. And, the area is within a two-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia's Liberty Center, Atlantic City and Trenton.
For more information on Walters Homes' housing developments, visit http://www.waltershomes.com/. For more information about Whispering Hills, contact the sales office at (609) 607-9400. For Ocean Acres at Barnegat, contact the sales office at (609) 698-7700.