In a positive step toward improving energy efficiency for new homes and fighting climate change, Adams Homes has taken the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Challenge.
The ENERGY STAR Challenge calls for a home to have a significant energy efficiency improvement, making it at least 30 percent more efficient than a typical home built to meet today’s energy codes. Energy is often generated by burning fossil fuels, which emits greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, and commercial buildings and industrial facilities are responsible for forty-five percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Using energy more efficiently will help reduce the country’s carbon footprint and save money.
"By offering Energy Star qualified homes to our buyers, we can offer them a package that will reduce energy usage, reduce their monthly utility costs and reduce their carbon foot print for our environment" said Mark Serre, General Manager of Adams Homes in the Daytona Beach, Florida area. "Introducing this program has been very exciting for our entire team."
EPA estimates that if the energy efficiency of commercial and industrial buildings in the U.S. improved 10 percent, Americans would reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to those from about 30 million vehicles while saving about $20 billion on annual utility bills.
"It has been and will continue to be the goal for Adams Homes to build homes exceeding the Federal, State and local mandates of increased energy efficient building standards" continued Mark Serre, General Manager of Adams Homes. “Energy Star in cooperation with other green based-initiative programs is not only the future of our long term goals as a new home builder but also the future of our homes for generations to come.”
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products as well as new homes and commercial and industrial buildings that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved $18 billion on their energy bills while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 34 million vehicles.
Founded in 1991 by Wayne Adams, Adams Homes started serving homebuyers in Pensacola, Florida. Throughout the 1990's and early 2000's, Adams Homes grew its business into markets throughout Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. Since 2005, Adams Homes has expanded into markets in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Our headquarters is located in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Adams Homes believes that a homebuilder should offer customers a purchase process that is easy to understand and a home that fits their needs. Adams Homes believes that value and satisfaction is delivered by offering a home with features that homebuyers want.