Certified Green homes construction specification

Quality and benefits of our homes included in the base price.
Other builders upgrades.

Certified green homes technologies

  • From 9’4” up to 14’ high concrete block exterior walls per plan.
  • Monolithic slab foundation, minimum 20-inch footers with at least two #5 rebar reinforcements.
  • 3000 PSI fiber-mesh concrete to reduce cracking in all slabs.
  • Wind Mitigated roof: no ridge vent, because of enclosed envelope design with the roof insulation
  • Engineered roof truss system withstands up to 140 mph wind with hurricane straps set in concrete walls.
  • 7/16” OSB roof sheathing.
  • 40 Mil. Self-adhering Peel & Seal underlayment applied under shingles for double protection from leaks.
  • Mildew and fungus resistant, fiberglass dimensional roof shingles with 30-year manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Spray foam open cell roof insulation. 5 ½” above A/C areas and 3 ½” above garage. Applied directly to the bottom of the roof decking, reducing energy intake.
  • Maintenance free aluminum fascia and vinyl soffit
  • Exterior walls finished with 2 layers of stucco
  • Exterior walls coasted with 2 coats of high-quality paint for long life and low maintenance
  • Energy-efficient, Low-E, double pane, insulated, single hung, vinyl windows throughout
  • Energy Star® 16 SEER central A/C system with heat pump (sized per plan)
  • Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier. Kills up to 99% of bacteria, mold, and viruses.
  • Constant fresh air flow from the outside. Returns in all bedrooms
  • Low VOC interior & exterior paint
  • Certified FPL BuildSmart home
  • EPA Certified Energy Star home
  • Certified Net Zero Ready home
  • Up to 70% savings on your utility bills
  • Certified Green by Florida Green Building Coalition

luxurious BATHS

  • Wood cabinets with choice of finish and color.
  • Granite vanity tops with under mount sinks and 4” back splash in all bathrooms
  • Roman garden tub in Master Bath (per plan).
  • Master Bath with recessed showers with tile walls (per plan).
  • Secondary baths: steel tub with tile walls or fiberglass shower unit (per plan).
  • Exhaust fan in all baths vented outside.
  • Designer mirror over vanity cabinets
  • Water efficient faucets, shower heads and elongated toilets.

Gourmet Kitchen

  • 36" or 42” solid wood kitchen cabinets per plan with choice of colors.
  • Soft close & full extension drawers
  • Controlled Blumotion hinges.
  • Crown molding above kitchen cabinets
  • Undermounted insulated stainless steel sink.
  • Garbage disposal.
  • Granite counter tops with under mount sink and 4” back splash
  • Pantry closet with light (per plan).
  • Stainless steel Energy Star® appliances, vented outside microwave, dishwasher, and glass top range.
  • Water Efficient kitchen faucets with veggie spray.
  • Ice maker water line to refrigerator.
  • $1,000 builder allowance.

Comfort and Convenience

  • On-Site planning meetings during construction and designing of interior.
  • 2 exterior hose bibs for your convenience.
  • 2 weatherproof outdoor electrical receptacles and GFI receptacles in kitchen, bathrooms, and garage.
  • Air supply in all walk-in closets.
  • 200-amp electric service with copper distribution system.
  • Pre-wired for up to 5 ceiling fans, 2 phones and 4 TV outlets per customer choice.
  • Washer/Dryer hookup included.
  • Dryer exhaust vent and washer water shut-off valve in laundry room.
  • Top and bottoms of all doors painted to prevent swelling.
  • Door chimes in house and porch.
  • Dead bolt locks on all exterior doors.
  • Smoke detectors with carbon monoxide censors and battery back-up installed.
  • Brushed concrete driveway and front walks 25’ long by 16’ wide including apron.
  • Two exterior garage coach lights.
  • Pull down attic stairs with light in attic.
  • Garage door opener with two remotes

Designer Features and Elegant Interiors

  • Raised front entry
  • Covered porch under roof
  • Rounded drywall corners in all formal living areas.
  • Orange peel-finish on all interior walls.
  • Dramatic knockdown texture ceilings.
  • Tray ceilings as per plan
  • High quality door handle sets on all doors.
  • Marble windowsills throughout.
  • 6’8” or 8’ (per plan) fiberglass solid insulated core front door.
  • Semi-gloss paint on all wood trim.
  • 6’8” feet interior doors or 8’ (per plan) interior door
  • Tile Floors in foyer, kitchen, nook, bathrooms, and laundry room.
  • Laminate flooring in all other rooms.
  • Ventilated shelving in all closets and pantry.
  • Recessed can lighting per plan.
  • $500 builder allowance for lighting fixtures.

Site Work

  • Site clearing up to 10,000 sq. ft. and fill dirt allowance of up to 20 loads.
  • Subterranean termite treatment of the entire footprint of the home, under the slab and around exterior.
  • Up to 5,000 sq. ft. Bahia sod.
  • Drip line irrigation in all flower beds
  • Culvert for the driveway if required.

Warranties

  • 1-year Builder Warranty
  • 10 years Bonded Builders Structural Warranty.
  • Transferable bond upon sale of home.
  • 5- year manufacturers’ warranty on entire A/C system, compressor and heat pump.
  • year manufacturer’s warranty on all major appliances
  • 1-year renewable bond on soil termite treatment.
  • Green Certifications

UPGRADE TO A hurricane resistant home

  • ICF Exterior Walls (insulated concrete form wall construction.) ICF steel rebar reinforced 4” poured concrete walls with 2 ½” expanded polystyrene insulation on both sides with up to R-29 insulation value.
  • ICF exterior walls are capable of withstanding up to 200 mph winds and flying debris, fire resistant up to 4 hours and sound suppressant.
  • Finished and painted insulated garage walls
  • Spray Foam open cell roof insulation above garage
  • Insulated, hurricane resistant reinforced raised panel garage door.
  • Epoxy painted garage floor
  • Substantially lower insurance premiums!

SUGGESTED UPGRADES

  • Prewire for gas generator
  • Propane Generator to power home
  • Hurricane Shutters
  • Impact Resistant Glass
  • Solar Hot Water System with 80 Gallon Tank
  • Third car garage
  • Tray ceilings with crown moldings
  • Gutters around the perimeter of roof
  • Pool with screen enclosure

Aging in place upgrades

  • Ramp front entry porch
  • Ramp area from garage into home
  • Access to rear lanai to be ramped
  • Make all doors 36” width when possible
  • Accessible Bathroom. Master bathrooms should have enlarged showers 4’7” wide when possible
  • 36” width entrance into showers when possible
  • Grab bars installed in bathrooms
  • Paint Home with Soothing
  • 2 separate vanities with one at standard height and one at Accessible height
  • Removable & Adjustable Shower Heads
  • Removable ADA approved seat in shower
  • Bypass closet doors on closets instead of bifold
  • Front load washer and dryer on a 12” raised platform/ shelf
  • Front mounted controls on the stove/ range
  • Countertop microwaves
  • Lighting under the wall cabinets
  • Pull out shelves in lower kitchen cabinets

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Quality and benefits of our homes included in the base price.
Compare our specifications with other builders.

GREEN FEATURES INCLUDED IN OUR PRICE

OTHER BUILDERS’ UPGRADES

ENERGY EFFICIENT, GREEN FEATURES & STRUCTURAL ADVANTAGES

3000 PSI fiber-mesh concrete
to reduce cracking in all slabs.

Compare to 2500 PSI
no fiber-mesh concrete

$1,000

Spray Foam Roof Insulation.
5 ½” above A/C areas and 3 ½” above the garage.
Applied directly to the bottom of the roof decking reducing energy consumption.

Compare to blown in
or batt R-30 insulation

$8,000

40 Mil. Peel & Seal underlayment applied under shingles for double protection, provides a moisture barrier, & improves energy efficiency.

Compare to 30 lb felt gorilla brand nailed underlayment

$1,000

Energy-efficient, Low-E, maintenance-free,
vinyl, double pane, insulated single hung
windows throughout

Compare to double pane, standard windows

$1,000

Energy Star® 16 SEER central A/C system
with a heat pump

Compare to 14 SEER

$1,500

Constant fresh airflow from outside.
Returns in all bedrooms.

Air circulation inside.
No returns in all bedrooms

$1,500

Whole-Home In-Duct Air Purifier.
Kills up to 99% of bacteria, mold, and viruses.

Not available

$2,000

Low or no VOC exterior and interior paint

Compare to standard
acrylic paint

$1000

 

Energy Efficient & LED lighting throughout

Standard bulbs and fixtures

$1,000

Water-efficient faucets, showerheads
and elongated water-efficient toilets

Regular faucets, showerheads
and toilets

$800

Insulated Garage Door

Non-Insulated Garage Door

$800

Fiberglass solid insulated core front exterior doors

Metal Exterior Doors

$500

Air Handler in Climate Controlled

Air Handler in Garage

$1,500

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE. EXTERIOR & INTERIOR DESIGNER FEATURES

Minimum high concrete block exterior walls 9.4’

8’ high

$8,000

10’ 6’’ raised entry

8’ entry

$3,000

Covered rear porch under the roof

Upgrade

$14,000

Two exterior garage coach lights

Upgrade

$300

Pull down attic stairs with light in the attic

Upgrade

$600

Garage door opener with two remotes

Upgrade

$500

Tile and laminate flooring throughout home

Compare to vinyl
and carpet flooring

$3,000

Rounded drywall corners in all formal living areas

Upgrade

$300

GOURMET KITCHEN. LUXURIOUS BATHS

36" or 42" solid wood cabinets
with choice of colors.
Crown molding above kitchen cabinets

Compare to pressboard kitchen cabinets,
no crown moldings

$3,000

European hardware: soft close full extension
drawers, controlled Blumotion hinges

Regular, not soft close hardware

$500

Granite countertops with 4” back splash.

Formica countertop

$4,500

Stainless steel appliances.
Vented outside microwave, glass top range.

Upgrade

$1,000

GREEN CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Green home by Florida Green Building Coalition

Not available

$2,500

FPL Build Smart home by Florida Power and Light

Not available

 

EPA Energy Star home by Environmental Protection Agency

Not available

 

EPA Indoor airPLUS home by Environmental Protection Agency

Not available

 

Florida – Friendly Landscape by University of Florida

Not available

 

TOTAL OTHER BUILDERS’ UPGRADES

$ 62,800

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Certified green homes technologies

  • From 9’4” up to 14’ high concrete block exterior walls per plan.
  • Monolithic slab foundation, minimum 20-inch footers with at least two #5 rebar reinforcements.
  • 3000 PSI fiber-mesh concrete to reduce cracking in all slabs.
  • Wind Mitigated roof: no ridge vent, because of enclosed envelope design with the roof insulation
  • Engineered roof truss system withstands up to 140 mph wind with hurricane straps set in concrete walls.
  • 7/16” OSB roof sheathing.
  • 40 Mil. Self-adhering Peel & Seal underlayment applied under shingles for double protection from leaks.
  • Mildew and fungus resistant, fiberglass dimensional roof shingles with 30-year manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Spray foam open cell roof insulation. 5 ½” above A/C areas and 3 ½” above garage. Applied directly to the bottom of the roof decking, reducing energy intake.
  • Maintenance free aluminum fascia and vinyl soffit
  • Exterior walls finished with 2 layers of stucco
  • Exterior walls coasted with 2 coats of high-quality paint for long life and low maintenance
  • Energy-efficient, Low-E, double pane, insulated, single hung, vinyl windows throughout
  • Energy Star® 16 SEER central A/C system with heat pump (sized per plan)
  • Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier. Kills up to 99% of bacteria, mold, and viruses.
  • Constant fresh air flow from the outside. Returns in all bedrooms
  • Low VOC interior & exterior paint
  • Certified FPL BuildSmart home
  • EPA Certified Energy Star home
  • Certified Net Zero Ready home
  • Up to 70% savings on your utility bills
  • Certified Green by Florida Green Building Coalition

luxurious BATHS

  • Wood cabinets with choice of finish and color.
  • Granite vanity tops with under mount sinks and 4” back splash in all bathrooms
  • Roman garden tub in Master Bath (per plan).
  • Master Bath with recessed showers with tile walls (per plan).
  • Secondary baths: steel tub with tile walls or fiberglass shower unit (per plan).
  • Exhaust fan in all baths vented outside.
  • Designer mirror over vanity cabinets
  • Water efficient faucets, shower heads and elongated toilets.

Gourmet Kitchen

  • 36" or 42” solid wood kitchen cabinets per plan with choice of colors.
  • Soft close & full extension drawers
  • Controlled Blumotion hinges.
  • Crown molding above kitchen cabinets
  • Undermounted insulated stainless steel sink.
  • Garbage disposal.
  • Granite counter tops with under mount sink and 4” back splash
  • Pantry closet with light (per plan).
  • Stainless steel Energy Star® appliances, vented outside microwave, dishwasher, and glass top range.
  • Water Efficient kitchen faucets with veggie spray.
  • Ice maker water line to refrigerator.
  • $1,000 builder allowance.

Comfort and Convenience

  • On-Site planning meetings during construction and designing of interior.
  • 2 exterior hose bibs for your convenience.
  • 2 weatherproof outdoor electrical receptacles and GFI receptacles in kitchen, bathrooms, and garage.
  • Air supply in all walk-in closets.
  • 200-amp electric service with copper distribution system.
  • Pre-wired for up to 5 ceiling fans, 2 phones and 4 TV outlets per customer choice.
  • Washer/Dryer hookup included.
  • Dryer exhaust vent and washer water shut-off valve in laundry room.
  • Top and bottoms of all doors painted to prevent swelling.
  • Door chimes in house and porch.
  • Dead bolt locks on all exterior doors.
  • Smoke detectors with carbon monoxide censors and battery back-up installed.
  • Brushed concrete driveway and front walks 25’ long by 16’ wide including apron.
  • Two exterior garage coach lights.
  • Pull down attic stairs with light in attic.
  • Garage door opener with two remotes

Designer Features and Elegant Interiors

  • Raised front entry
  • Covered porch under roof
  • Rounded drywall corners in all formal living areas.
  • Orange peel-finish on all interior walls.
  • Dramatic knockdown texture ceilings.
  • Tray ceilings as per plan
  • High quality door handle sets on all doors.
  • Marble windowsills throughout.
  • 6’8” or 8’ (per plan) fiberglass solid insulated core front door.
  • Semi-gloss paint on all wood trim.
  • 6’8” feet interior doors or 8’ (per plan) interior door
  • Tile Floors in foyer, kitchen, nook, bathrooms, and laundry room.
  • Laminate flooring in all other rooms.
  • Ventilated shelving in all closets and pantry.
  • Recessed can lighting per plan.
  • $500 builder allowance for lighting fixtures.

Site Work

  • Site clearing up to 10,000 sq. ft. and fill dirt allowance of up to 20 loads.
  • Subterranean termite treatment of the entire footprint of the home, under the slab and around exterior.
  • Up to 5,000 sq. ft. Bahia sod.
  • Drip line irrigation in all flower beds
  • Culvert for the driveway if required.

Warranties

  • 1-year Builder Warranty
  • 10 years Bonded Builders Structural Warranty.
  • Transferable bond upon sale of home.
  • 5- year manufacturers’ warranty on entire A/C system, compressor and heat pump.
  • year manufacturer’s warranty on all major appliances
  • 1-year renewable bond on soil termite treatment.
  • Green Certifications

UPGRADE TO A hurricane resistant home

  • ICF Exterior Walls (insulated concrete form wall construction.) ICF steel rebar reinforced 4” poured concrete walls with 2 ½” expanded polystyrene insulation on both sides with up to R-29 insulation value.
  • ICF exterior walls are capable of withstanding up to 200 mph winds and flying debris, fire resistant up to 4 hours and sound suppressant.
  • Finished and painted insulated garage walls
  • Spray Foam open cell roof insulation above garage
  • Insulated, hurricane resistant reinforced raised panel garage door.
  • Epoxy painted garage floor
  • Substantially lower insurance premiums!

SUGGESTED UPGRADES

  • Prewire for gas generator
  • Propane Generator to power home
  • Hurricane Shutters
  • Impact Resistant Glass
  • Solar Hot Water System with 80 Gallon Tank
  • Third car garage
  • Tray ceilings with crown moldings
  • Gutters around the perimeter of roof
  • Pool with screen enclosure

Aging in place upgrades

  • Ramp front entry porch
  • Ramp area from garage into home
  • Access to rear lanai to be ramped
  • Make all doors 36” width when possible
  • Accessible Bathroom. Master bathrooms should have enlarged showers 4’7” wide when possible
  • 36” width entrance into showers when possible
  • Grab bars installed in bathrooms
  • Paint Home with Soothing
  • 2 separate vanities with one at standard height and one at Accessible height
  • Removable & Adjustable Shower Heads
  • Removable ADA approved seat in shower
  • Bypass closet doors on closets instead of bifold
  • Front load washer and dryer on a 12” raised platform/ shelf
  • Front mounted controls on the stove/ range
  • Countertop microwaves
  • Lighting under the wall cabinets
  • Pull out shelves in lower kitchen cabinets

download pdf

Quality and benefits of our homes included in the base price.
Compare our specifications with other builders.

GREEN FEATURES INCLUDED IN OUR PRICE

OTHER BUILDERS’ UPGRADES

ENERGY EFFICIENT, GREEN FEATURES & STRUCTURAL ADVANTAGES

3000 PSI fiber-mesh concrete
to reduce cracking in all slabs.

Compare to 2500 PSI
no fiber-mesh concrete

$1,000

Spray Foam Roof Insulation.
5 ½” above A/C areas and 3 ½” above the garage.
Applied directly to the bottom of the roof decking reducing energy consumption.

Compare to blown in
or batt R-30 insulation

$8,000

40 Mil. Peel & Seal underlayment applied under shingles for double protection, provides a moisture barrier, & improves energy efficiency.

Compare to 30 lb felt gorilla brand nailed underlayment

$1,000

Energy-efficient, Low-E, maintenance-free,
vinyl, double pane, insulated single hung
windows throughout

Compare to double pane, standard windows

$1,000

Energy Star® 16 SEER central A/C system
with a heat pump

Compare to 14 SEER

$1,500

Constant fresh airflow from outside.
Returns in all bedrooms.

Air circulation inside.
No returns in all bedrooms

$1,500

Whole-Home In-Duct Air Purifier.
Kills up to 99% of bacteria, mold, and viruses.

Not available

$2,000

Low or no VOC exterior and interior paint

Compare to standard
acrylic paint

$1000

 

Energy Efficient & LED lighting throughout

Standard bulbs and fixtures

$1,000

Water-efficient faucets, showerheads
and elongated water-efficient toilets

Regular faucets, showerheads
and toilets

$800

Insulated Garage Door

Non-Insulated Garage Door

$800

Fiberglass solid insulated core front exterior doors

Metal Exterior Doors

$500

Air Handler in Climate Controlled

Air Handler in Garage

$1,500

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE. EXTERIOR & INTERIOR DESIGNER FEATURES

Minimum high concrete block exterior walls 9.4’

8’ high

$8,000

10’ 6’’ raised entry

8’ entry

$3,000

Covered rear porch under the roof

Upgrade

$14,000

Two exterior garage coach lights

Upgrade

$300

Pull down attic stairs with light in the attic

Upgrade

$600

Garage door opener with two remotes

Upgrade

$500

Tile and laminate flooring throughout home

Compare to vinyl
and carpet flooring

$3,000

Rounded drywall corners in all formal living areas

Upgrade

$300

GOURMET KITCHEN. LUXURIOUS BATHS

36" or 42" solid wood cabinets
with choice of colors.
Crown molding above kitchen cabinets

Compare to pressboard kitchen cabinets,
no crown moldings

$3,000

European hardware: soft close full extension
drawers, controlled Blumotion hinges

Regular, not soft close hardware

$500

Granite countertops with 4” back splash.

Formica countertop

$4,500

Stainless steel appliances.
Vented outside microwave, glass top range.

Upgrade

$1,000

GREEN CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Green home by Florida Green Building Coalition

Not available

$2,500

FPL Build Smart home by Florida Power and Light

Not available

 

EPA Energy Star home by Environmental Protection Agency

Not available

 

EPA Indoor airPLUS home by Environmental Protection Agency

Not available

 

Florida – Friendly Landscape by University of Florida

Not available

 

TOTAL OTHER BUILDERS’ UPGRADES

$ 62,800

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