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Posted: Aug 29, 2012
Energy Advantage homes in Austin, Houston, and Charlotte are 22% more efficient than houses built to code, builder says.
Centex Corp. this month announced that construction is under way on Centex Energy Advantage homes Houston; Austin, Texas; and Charlotte, N.C. According to the Dallas-based production builder, Energy Advantage homes, an internal program, are up to 22% more efficient than comparable new houses built to the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code. And when compared with a typical 10-year-old home, Energy Advantage models are up to 40% more energy efficient, says the company. In addition, "Every Centex Energy Advantage home will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from day one and cumulatively avoid thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emissions over time," Centex director of sales and marketing Stephen Haines said in a statement. "These homes are good for the whole community, not just their owners." ecohome-logo1-275x206
According to an NAHB Research Center study that Centex commissioned, each Energy Advantage home produces 1.78 fewer metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. The suite of efficiency features are included as standard at no extra cost. Energy Advantage dwellings include:

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