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Essex uses OSB sheathing and engineered trusses which do not have the impact on old growth forest like conventional framing and plywood.
Natural Gas cost less than electricity and is more efficient than creating electricity at a conventional coal plant and burns cleaner.
Tankless gas water heaters are the most efficient way to supply hot water and does not waste energy in keeping water hot.
New homes have much more efficient heating and cooling equipment with SEER's (energy rating) of 13 as compared to 9 in homes only a few years old. Duct work now has R-8 insulation rather than R-6.
Advanced performance vinyl windows with Low-E coating and maximum thermal efficiency for additional energy savings.
Concrete floor systems are made from very readily available material and can last hundreds of years with no mold, rot or termite damage to the floor system.