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4 years ago
11/17/2018, 13:38 PM
From the Building Certification team at Earth Advantage:
For the past seven and a half years Noyes Development has certified every home they've built to the Earth Advantage Home Certification standard. Their philosophy of building the highest performing home is reflected in Noyes being the most honored building company at our annual Green Builder of the Year awards. Not only are they one of a select group of builders in our Hall of Fame, but Noyes has also won our annual Volume Builder of the Year and Most Platinum Certified Homes awards more than any other builder. While their included high performance features built into every home go above and beyond what all but the smallest custom home builders deliver, it's really their attention to detail and love of building that translates these features into a home of enduring quality. Building scientists agree that if you can only use one metric to express how well a home is built it is the air tightness test, expressed as air changes per hour (ACH@50pa). Since 2016 Noyes has been averaging slightly less than 2 ACH on their homes, and lately, they've demonstrated the ability to consistently build around 1.5 ACH. This level of air sealing results in a much more comfortable, durable, energy efficient home with better indoor air quality. Their tight construction, combined with higher insulation levels and much more efficient HVAC systems and water heating equipment, results in homes that are 40% more energy efficient than the Oregon building code. Every person on the Noyes team, as well as their subcontractors and suppliers, are unified in a common mission of homebuilding excellence. At Earth Advantage, we see this first hand. While the process of building homes can sometimes be a little chaotic, the management team at Noyes has created the proper structure, workflows, and quality control steps to eliminate any chance for unforced errors. The end result is a home built on time, with exceptional quality that isn't often visible to the home buyer but is plainly evident to the Earth Advantage inspectors and their performance testing equipment.