Renewable Energy Offerings
Renewable Energy Offerings Candelas™ home builders offer some fantastic renewable energy solutions.
Candelas is a premier, environmentally conscious community located in beautiful Arvada, Colorado. Our unique, master planned homes are built Energy Star® qualified with renewable energy systems such as sizeable solar photovoltaic panel systems. Two of our home builders, Ryland Homes and Standard Pacific Homes are featuring some of the most cutting edge energy solutions available today.
Ryland Homes, a leading name in green home building, utilizes many energy efficient solutions for their new homes at Candelas. Every home includes a prepaid 2 kilowatt solar photovoltaic panel system. In addition, each home is HERS rated and blower door tested to ensure optimal energy efficiency. The interior designers at Ryland specialize in sustainable features and the use of refurbished, reused or recycled materials.
Ryland’s HouseWorks® program features green and energy-efficient products to help insure your comfort like quality heating and cooling systems which will keep your energy costs low.
Additional energy efficiency features include:
- Manufactured stone
- Hardboard siding
- Weather-resistant barrier house wrap
- Recycled/recyclable carpets
- Vinyl flooring
- Molded fiber interior doors
- Ceramic wall tiles
- Recycle Center in every kitchen
- Puron® refrigerant in optional A/C units
Standard Pacific Homes
In regards to quality and energy efficiency, the Summit Collection at Candelas is nationally recognized within Standard Pacific Homes as the leader in energy efficient design and technology across the country.
Standard Pacific Homes’ Summit Collection at Candelas features eight all-new designs that are Energy Star® qualified to the latest standards. Every one of the eight designs also includes a sizeable 1.4 kilowatt solar photovoltaic panel system to offset conventional electricity costs. This system is not sold as a traditional lease, as other builders might offer, but rather the ownership of the system is 100% included in the base price of every home.
Standard Pacific also offers options to upgrade this system to 2.3, 3.2 and 4.6 kilowatts which can offset up to 85% of most electric bills every month. Since buyers that choose a Standard Pacific home will own the solar panels that means they are eligible for generous one-time Federal Tax Credits and they will also reap great economic benefits over the course of their home ownership from a builder that is nationally recognized for quality building practices.
Other eco-friendly features include:
- Double-pane windows
- High efficiency furnaces and appliances
- 2×6 exterior wall construction w/ R-21 insulation
- R-38 attic insulation
- R-11 basement wall insulation
Additionally, every home in the Summit Collection at Candelas is certified by a 3rd party energy partner prior to closing. Just two more great reasons to call Candelas home!