When you’ve got the lowest utilities bill on the block, it’s easy to feel like a local celebrity. Your investment in a high-performance EcoSmart home from Southern Development will give you industry-leading comfort, energy efficiency, healthy air, and superior durability.
All of our newly built EcoSmart homes are tested for energy efficiency and given a HERS Index score, the national industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured, using over 40% less energy (on average) than typical new homes from just a few years ago. Third party inspectors verify and test each house to meet over 100 green building criteria so you enjoy more comfort, less maintenance, lower utility bills, enhanced indoor air quality and added resale value without any extra effort. Air tightness of the home (blower door test), indoor air quality, appliance efficiency, and duct tightness are just a sampling of the various areas tested under our EcoSmart program. Southern Development’s homes undergo more in depth testing than any other builder in the Central Virginia area which translates to increased peace of mind for our homeowners, now and for years to come.