BUILT for the FAMILY STRUCTURE
Our homes are built to EcoSmart standards and fit a broad spectrum of aesthetic tastes and retain their curb appeal while being more energy efficient, healthier and environmentally responsible. The bottom line is, you benefit from long-term savings, protection from rising energy costs, increased resale value and improved home comfort.
Verified and Certified Green Home Building
Many builders today are saying they are green, while thinking that just incorporating several obvious energy features makes their construction green. With the help of our Eco Smart program, Wilshire Homes is the first volume builder to receive GREEN certification based on the Environments For Living (EFL) program. EFL is a recognized green building certification system, providing third-party assurance that a home, building or community was created and constructed with strategies that target performance improvement in all the most important environmental metrics: efficient water usage, energy savings, better quality of the inside air, CO2 emission reduction, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. This allows us to construct an energy conservative home that is also responsible and easy on the environment.
Wilshire’s Eco Smart homes deliver occupants with an indoor environment that is healthier, more cost efficient to operate and maintain, uses fewer natural resources and is inspected by third parties to ensure performance. In summary, we construct a CLEANER, HEALTHIER, MORE COST EFFICIENT home for you and your family.
Blower Door Test
We also analyze your home for air leaks using a third-party Blower Door Test. Did you know that more than 30% of a home’s heat loss is due to air leakages?
HVAC Unit and Duct Sizing
We look for every opportunity to incorporate energy efficiency into each of our homes because we know it will result in a quality, energy efficient and healthy home. That’s why each home in our Eco Smart Program has its own AC/Heating blueprint based on the number and size of windows, size of home, and other energy efficiency components such as insulation, ventilation and equipment efficiency ratings. Based on all components working together as a system, we properly size the HVAC equipment using the acceptable industry standard Manual J according to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and EPA standards.
Water Efficiency PEX Plumbing System
Your home features water efficient fixtures and a PEX plumbing system with manifold configuration that dedicates hot water lines to bathrooms to maintain peak efficiency of water usage. In fact, according to a study by the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH), this solution enables hot water to reach the fixtures twice as quickly saving water and energy as compared to copper at any run distance from the hot water heater.
R-13 wall and R-38 ceiling insulation inspected for the best installation
16 SEER A/C System
The A/C system has a higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) so it’s more efficient and requires less energy to run.
To ensure a healthier indoor environment, we seal all plumbing, electrical and other penetrations of walls and floors as well as joints between building material with polyurethane caulk to reduce air infiltration.
Third Party Energy Inspections
You not only have our word that your home is energy efficient, but the word of an objective third-party too. Outside inspection firms will conduct an inspection of the building envelope for any penetrations to assure your home meets all energy efficiency and quality standards. Finally, every home receives a third party final inspection to ensure that the critical HERS Index has been met.