As we strive towards a more sustainable future, designing homes that are both resilient and energy-efficient becomes a top priority. Sustainable homes prioritize energy efficiency, clean living, and building materials that can withstand extreme weather conditions. They also offer more benefits for homeowners, including lower utility bills, potentially fewer repairs, and improved indoor air quality. At TJH, we are committed to designing homes for the future, and in this blog, we’ll highlight some of the ways we build more sustainable, long-lasting homes for a better lifestyle.
Choosing the right materials is essential in making a home more sustainable. That’s why we focus on using high-quality, responsibly sourced materials that last. We also implement innovative features and construction techniques to minimize energy loss, from air barriers and insulated siding to advanced sealed ducts and high-efficiency HVAC systems. Additionally, our roofs are built to accommodate solar panels, offering a renewable energy option.
“Home design is more than paint colors and tile selections, it’s accounting for the lifestyle and the features that enhance and better your life. The difference is in the details.”
Courtney Huff, National Head of Design, Thomas James Homes
“Quality is at the heart of every home TJH builds. From the materials we use to the advanced building techniques, you can trust in the durability and longevity of your TJH home, providing you with a solid foundation for years to come.”
Adam Ganzell, National Vice President of Construction + Quality, Thomas James Homes
We consider every aspect of your home, from window placement to maximize natural light to installing energy-efficient appliances, LED lighting, and smart home technology to help reduce utility costs and your carbon footprint. Features such as high-performance windows and energy-efficient HVAC systems help keep the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Insulated exterior walls, and updated roof insulation also work together to help keep a comfortable temperature year-round without hovering over the thermostat.
TJH homes are designed to help protect against the wear and tear of seasonal weather, plus mitigate the damage caused by floods and fires. By utilizing non-combustible roofing and siding, our homes help minimize the fire risk, while flood-resistant materials help keep water damage at bay. These features offer a level of resilience that gives TJH homeowners the confidence to weather any kind of storm.
Accessibility + comfort
Everyone deserves a home that can adapt to their evolving needs, so we design homes for the future with accessibility in mind. Many of our home plans are designed with ADUs and suites on the first floor, making it easier for family members or guests with mobility limitations to stay comfortably. We also incorporate smart home features, so you can easily control your home’s lighting, thermostat, security, and more. And for those who own an electric vehicle or may be considering one, our homes come with EV-ready hookups in the garage.
Your home should contribute to your overall well-being. That’s why we prioritize features that promote clean living. From whole-house air and water filtration systems to low-VOC interior paints, our homes are not only beautiful, but are also designed to provide better air quality, clean, purified water, and non-toxic materials that benefit your health and the environment.
Considering sustainability and energy efficiency is key to shaping a better future. With high-quality materials, energy-efficient design, every TJH home is thoughtfully designed for a more sustainable and healthier way of living for years to come. So, why not start building your dream home today?