ENERGY

CONSERVATION

SAFETY

DURABILITY

COMFORT

INNOVATION

At McStain Neighborhoods, sustainability is about more than just conserving your energy use. Why? Because building a safe, comfortable, enduring home and community that has minimal impact on the environment is what makes your home unique and sustainable.

We have been guided by these principles for over fifty years but have now upped the ante by expanding our collection of sustainable features just for you.


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All that energy you use in your home can harm the environment, deplete critical energy sources and cost you money! Breathe easy, McStain homes saves you more than 30% on utility bills! Here are some examples how:

  • Energy-saving lighting and appliances
  • Tankless water heaters that heat less water
  • Sustainable home design 
  • High Efficiency HVAC Systems to reduce energy consumption

 

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ENERGY

Your home should be your safe haven. That’s why we incorporate best practices when building your home and feature reliable materials to keep you safe for all those years to come. Here are just some of the items that we use to assure your safety:

  • Low VOC paints to keep household air clean
  • Whole house ventilation systems to flush out toxins
  • Sealed combustion equipment to prevent leaks
  • Sustainable Community Development to encourage a safe and neighborly environment

 

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SAFETY

Whether you're making your morning coffee, reading a nice book or snuggling up to watch a movie, we want you to be comfortable in your home. That’s why we take your well-being seriously and insist on features such as:

  • Vented kitchen hoods to keep the air smelling fresh
  • Insulation applied in key areas to keep air temperature constant
  • Low E windows to reduce unwanted heat gain
  • Daylighting and strategic window placement to invite the sun's rays

 

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COMFORT

Your home will not impact the inherent characteristics of the land. Your mind can be put at ease knowing that your builder, McStain Neighborhoods, acts as stewards to the environment by incorporating these measures:

  • Xeriscaping to reduce the need for irrigation
  • Planting of native grasses adapted to the local environment
  • Streets, parks and transportation corridors that respect the views and natural landform
  • Use of materials with recycled content to conserve natural resources

 

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CONSERVATION

Your home should last a lifetime. For you, your kids, your kids' kids and so on. That’s why we use materials that last that lifetime while saving you money for the more important things in life. Some of these features include:

  • Engineered wood products to resist strain and weathering
  • 2 x 6 wall construction for enhanced insulation and strength
  • Insulated structural basement floors
  • Houses wrapped with Tyvek – a weather barrier added under the siding

 

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DURABILITY

Having a hard time keeping up with the latest products and advancements? You don’t have to worry about that with McStain. Trust that we will push the innovation frontier a little further with every house we build. We’ve incorporated cutting edge sustainable evolutions into your home design such as:

  • Apple®-based home automation to digitally control and monitor household energy usage
  • DOW POWERHOUSE® Solar Shingles to convert sunlight into usable electricity
  • Advanced water management measures
  • Urban revitalization to revive and sustain historic communities

 

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INNOVATION

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