P&D Builders Is the Winner of the AEP 2016 Leadership Award

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The AEP Leadership Award is given to one entity annually based on continual involvement and a sincere partner relationship.

“P&D Builders and Mac Roberts have been a force to be reckoned with in the energy efficiency arena since 2011 when they submitted their first completed new build project. Each year they continue to grow their program. They have received numerous awards through our Efficiency Crafted New Homes program and have been an Energy Efficiency Champion, along with a Sustained Excellence Award winner. They have built some of the most efficient homes in our area as based on the Home Energy Rating System or HERS. In addition, all of P&D Builders homes are ENERGY STAR Certified.”

“P&D Builders continues to be an advocate for our Energy Efficiency programs. Their innovative spirit is evident through the homes they craft for the annual BIA Parade of Homes. “We are consistently evaluating our energy efficient home building techniques and are always looking for ways to get better,” states Mac Roberts, president of P&D Builders.”

Home Building and Renovation Trends for 2016

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Is building or remodeling a home on your to do list for 2016? Here is a look into the home construction and renovation trends for 2016:

Natural selection: People are stepping away from the super-dark, hand scraped floors. Consider engineered woods with a lighter, more natural finish. Experts believe that white, gray and washed-wood finishes are making a comeback. Think about bleached, limed or fumed woods with matte finishes or sealed-only floors. Engineered products aren’t necessarily cheaper, but you can achieve a more exotic look this way. Stone floors are also showing up in more unexpected places, like master bedrooms.

Clean lines, more open spaces: Experts believe that new construction is going more contemporary. Even those who choose to stick with more traditional exteriors are going with modern, open concepts on the inside. That means fewer hallways and tiny rooms that aren’t being used. Open floor plans mean more usable space; these usually include kitchens that open to the den and possibly dining areas. Homeowners are better understanding that 100% of the space in their home should be completely usable.

Formal reformed: There has been a lot of talk about how the formal living room and dining rooms have been eradicated from the new home, but that is simply not true. These rooms still exist, they just function differently. Many people are choosing to make these rooms multi-functional, they are using them are libraries, offices or even places to entertain. The designated dining room still exists; it is just more open and casual therefore making it more livable.

Go Green: Just like every other trend for the New Year, the home building industry is going green. Energy saving appliances can help you save money and use less energy in your home. P&D Builders can even take it a step further by offering an energy efficient home which makes your home more comfortable and reduces your utility bills.

2016 is going to be a great year, if you are interested in speaking with P&D Builders about building your dream home contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you.

Benefits of an Energy Efficient Home

Energy efficiency is all the rave right now. The more money it can save you the better. Just like you would shop for an energy efficient washer or dryer you also can shop for an energy efficient home builder. There are a lot of great benefits of owning an energy efficient home. Let’s start with the first benefit…

Energy Efficient Benefit #1- It saves you money

Whether it is an energy efficient home or just an energy efficient appliance, you will save a lot of money by purchasing an energy star rated product. For instance, Energy Star appliances can save you up to 30% a year your energy bill. An Energy Star home will save you an average of 20% annually on your energy bill.

Energy Efficient Benefit #2- It helps to improve the economy

Energy efficiency not only saves you money at home but it also helps the economy in more ways than you can probably imagine. Overall, energy efficiency is saving the government more than $500 billion in avoided energy costs. It has also created several hundred thousand jobs nationwide. And of course, it spurs new innovations in energy efficiency. It is a constant, “What will they think of next?”

Energy Efficient Benefit #3- It is good for our planet

You don ‘t have to give much thought into this one, the less energy we use the less natural resources we are using therefore cutting down on pollution. Today the United States is using 52% less energy than we were before energy efficient technologies were introduced. That means that is 52% less products and resources that we have to use therefore allowing those resources to stay on our planet longer. Energy efficiency is going to provide a better future for our children’s children.

Energy Efficient Benefit #4- Guaranteed comfort and peace of mind

In an Energy Star certified home you can ensure comfort and peace of mind with consistent temperatures across your home, an increase in indoor air quality with the elimination of dust, pollen, bugs, excessive humidity. The windows in an energy efficient home also help to block harmful sunlight that can cause UV damage to you and your furniture and flooring.

*Here at P&D Builders we take pride in ensuring that your home is built for energy efficiency. We are proud to announce that we are now a 3.0 ENERGY STAR home builder, making your new home more comfortable and reducing utility bills by making your home more energy efficient.Our Exclusive “SEAL-TIGHT” energy system is a complete program that produces the MOST Energy Efficient homes in the industry…and is STANDARD in every home we build!