In search of a new home? Want a home built with high quality construction and advanced, green-certified technologies? Find your energy efficient home with Darling Homes Houston.
For more than 28 years, Darling Homes has focused on creating a home that buyers feel proud to live in, combining custom details, a variety of design options, flexible floor plans and premier locations to fit the unique life and style of every customer.
In addition to these key elements, Darling Homes ensures each home is built to the standards of the Green Built Gulf Coast (GBGC) certification program. With more than 1,200 homes built throughout Greater Houston under the GBGC program, Darling Homes continues to improve its home designs by implementing these eco-friendly building methods and new, innovative technologies.
What are the benefits of owning a green-certified home?
The average person spends approximately 90 percent of their time inside their home and, surprisingly, air pollutant levels inside your home can be up to ten times higher than the air pollutants you breathe outdoors, according to the United States Environment Protection Agency.
The practices used in building GBGC-certified homes significantly improve the air quality inside the home by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 33 percent.
Certified products range from building materials, insulation and flooring to countertops and appliances, as well as irrigation and landscaping. Darling Homes has also adopted the use of LED lights throughout its homes, resulting in greater energy efficiency and reduced energy costs for the consumer.
Durability and Moisture Protection
Darling Homes’ new building technology, the Zip System, protects the quality and structure of the home during the construction process and beyond. The Zip System is structurally stronger and more resistant to high winds. Designed to reduce air leakage and prevent moisture from seeping in from the outside, the roof and wall system acts as a housewrap and includes an integrated water and air resistant barrier installed in two, simple steps with panels and taped seams.
Homes are tightly sealed for more efficient air conditioning, protection from extreme weather conditions and humidity, which minimizes maintenance associated with severe weather.
Reduced Maintenance Costs
Incorporating green building methods not only increases the value of your home, but results in higher savings on utility bills and lower maintenance costs.
The average person spends approximately $1,200 per month on home maintenance fees. In comparison to the average home, green homes provide a 13 percent reduction in maintenance fees and consume less energy by as much as 26 percent.
To see these homes in action, visit Darling Homes’ model home at Parkway Terrace in West Memorial, Stillwater in Conroe and Harvest Green in Richmond.
The new model homes at Parkway Terrace and Stillwater utilize the latest green practices, including the Zip System and energy-efficient LED lights.
Nestled among acres of lush greenery and waterways, Darling Homes at Harvest Green is a community built for sustainability. The neighborhood is designed for low impact on the natural setting, with homes that combine distinctive architectural details and thoughtfully crafted spaces to maximize livability and luxury. Each home also features its own garden.
Darling Homes is dedicated to developing strong building techniques and advancing in home design functionality. For green home building and new technologies that are environmentally friendly, discover Darling Homes at Parkway Terrace, Stillwater and Harvest Green.