Smart
City Living

1.
ENERGY STAR® Low-Emittance Windows
ENERGY STAR® performance windows reduce heat loss and gain, and reduce the risk of condensation, enhancing the comfort of your home. ENERGY STAR estimates between 7-15% in annual energy savings.
2.
ENERGY STAR® Appliances
All homes include ENERGY STAR® exhaust fans, dishwashers, and refrigerators, which are manufactured to higher standards, resulting in up to 20% less energy consumption while in use.
3.
Mastic Sealed Ductwork
All ductwork is sealed with mastic, a high-strength adhesive, and third-party verified for tightness. This results in a significant reduction in duct leakage which has historically accounted for up to 20% of heating and cooling energy use.
4.
Airtight and Watertight Building Envelope
Better overall energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and comfort are achieved by improved flashing details at doors and windows, a properly installed building wrap, and properly installed air sealant and insulation—all third-party tested.
5.
Upgraded Insulation Package
Up to 50% of energy bills can be attributed to heating and cooling. Properly installed insulation prevents heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter. It also muffles outside noise, creating a more relaxing environment.
6.
Upgraded HVAC Filter
Upgraded MERV-8 filters are used at each heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) zone, which help improve indoor air quality by removing up to 85% of airborne dust and particles.
7.
Slab Insulation
Insulating the perimeter of the slab around your home helps reduce heat loss and gain through the ground, resulting in improved energy efficiency and indoor comfort.
8.
Programmable Thermostats
Energy efficiency is improved with a programmable thermostat, allowing for heating and cooling to be used appropriately, based around your schedule.
9.
Automatic
Recirculation Fan
Indoor air quality is improved with a powder room fan programmed to recirculate air in your home several hours per day.
10.
Carbon Monoxide
Detector
A carbon monoxide detector is included on each level of your home, which not only ensures improved indoor air quality, but also the safety of your family.
11.
Thoughtful Development
By building neighborhoods in walkable communities with existing infrastructure, homeowners are able to spend less time in their cars, decreasing pollution and environmental damage.
12.
Close Proximity to Public Transportation
By choosing neighborhood locations close to Metro and bus lines, EYA communities help keep more cars off the road. Many EYA neighborhoods are also within walking distance to Smart Bike and Zip Car locations. Traffic and emissions are reduced and homeowners get where they’re going more easily.
13.
Close to Neighborhood Amenities
Community services, open space, and retail shops within walking distance contribute to a greater quality of life.
14.
Easy Access
to Open Spaces
Neighborhood parks and open spaces reduce the urban heat island effect and encourage recreational activity for homeowners and their pets and families.
15.
Low-Maintenance Yards
The use of drought tolerant plants means less watering, which reduces utility bills, and improves the durability of your home’s landscaping package.
16.
Low-Flow Fixtures
All shower heads, lavatory faucets, and toilets meet the EPA WaterSense program requirements. This saves water and reduces the energy needed to heat water.
17.
Low-VOC Products
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are typically found in paint and carpet and cause damage to the environment and air quality. By using low-VOC paints and carpets, there is improved air quality within your home.
18.
Airtight Recessed Lights
Lighting accounts for 5 to 15% of a home’s energy use. Compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs reduce the energy needed to light your home. Further, airtight recessed cans reduce the loss of conditioned air through insulated ceilings.
19.
Non-Toxic Termite Treatment
The first 36" of all ground floor exterior walls and sheathing is sprayed with a nontoxic borate-based termite treatment, preventing termites without putting poisonous chemicals into the environment.
20.
Efficient Framing Techniques
Engineers and environmental experts are involved in the community design process from the beginning, ensuring that home framing designs are laid out to reduce job site waste and provide efficient layouts for ductwork.
21.
Recycling of
Jobsite Waste
A third party waste management contractor is hired to sort and recycle waste generated on the construction site, significantly reducing landfill usage. In one community, EYA saved nearly 2,000 tons of construction debris from landfills through these recycling efforts.
22.
Rough-in For Solar
Hot Water
Rough-in preparation for solar hot water panels allows the homeowner to easily add the system after moving in, without paying for additional electrical wiring. Solar hot water systems can save 60–95% of the energy consumption used to heat water for the home.
22.
Optional Solar Panel Rough-Ins
Rough-in preparation for solar thermal panels allow for eco-friendly solar power installation in the future. EYA prepares the home to receive the panels and the homeowner simply calls a solar contractor to complete the system.
23.
Optional Car
Charger Rough-In
EYA provides an optional 240-volt outlet in the garage to accommodate an electric car charging station. The outlet allows the homeowner to easily add the charging station after moving in, without the need to call a third-party electrician.
24.
Energy-Efficient Roofing
The use of light-colored roofing materials increases energy efficiency by reflecting the Sun's rays. This reduces the urban heat island effect, which causes temperatures to spike in neighborhoods with dark colored roofs.
25.
Panelized Construction
Utilizing engineered panels, designed and constructed in a controlled environment, reduces waste typically associated with new home construction.
26.
Properly Sized Heating
and Cooling Equipment
By sizing the heating and cooling units properly to the home, energy savings are realized and energy waste is reduced.

Comfortable Living

Open floor plans with spacious living areas. ENERGY STAR® appliances and fixtures. Improved indoor comfort and air quality. 

Convenient Living

Steps to Metro, neighborhood shopping, dining and recreation. Easy access to commuter routes and major business districts.

Responsible Living

Walkable community with reduced dependence on automobiles. Energy-saving materials and construction methods.

Townhome features and finishes vary by community and are subject to change without notice. This illustration specifically applies only to our townhome products. See sales manager for details.