WESTON AND WALTHAM, MA…
As president of Meyer Homes, Craig Meyer, a Weston resident, builds upscale homes and communities that maintain the integrity of the environment. The completion of his latest project, a 12-room colonial located at 42 Coburn Road in Weston, takes on an added significance because it’s not only in his hometown of Weston, but it is Meyer Homes’ first project in partnership with the Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR program.
The Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR program is a new construction program based on an energy efficiency standard developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ENERGY STAR qualified homes are at least 15 percent more energy-efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC).
“The term ‘green’ has been thrown quite around these days without a clear cut definition of what that actually means,” said Meyer. “Partnering with the Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR program on this project means that there are standards the home has to meet to be certified as energy-efficient or green. I’m proud to say that this home, built in my hometown of Weston, meets those specifications.”
The program has specific energy efficiency standards above and beyond the Massachusetts building code which are enforced during the design and construction of the home by independent inspectors. At the completion of construction, the inspectors give the home a HERS rating which grades the increased energy efficiency of the home relative to non ENERGY STAR certified homes. The benefits to homeowners include savings on heating and cooling costs, a more comfortable and healthy home with reduced drafts and noise, and a home with less of an impact on the environment
Some of the performance features that distinguish an ENERGY STAR home from the average quality home are:
· Enhanced Insulation – Higher insulation levels in walls, floors, and attics result in better energy performance and improved homeowner comfort. The insulation value of windows and doors is also an important determinant of comfort.
· Air Sealing – Simply caulking, foaming, and gasketing the holes and gaps in the heated building envelope can reduce annual heat loss and utility bills by more than 15 percent.
· Ventilation – All ENERGY STAR homes come equipped with mechanical ventilation, which ensures a continuous supply of fresh air to the home.
· High-Efficiency Appliances – ENERGY STAR homes typically have high-efficiency household appliances, lighting, and heating and cooling systems, which use less energy to perform the same job.
In addition to being ENERGY STAR-certified, the home at 42 Coburn Road in Weston features four bedrooms, five full and two half baths, has more than 5,300 square feet of living space and is walking distance to Weston Center. Built with attention to detail and high end finishes, the home also includes a walkout lower level with exercise room, media room and game room with large fireplace.
“Building greener homes is extremely important but at the end of the day, we also want to build good homes that our customers love. With ENERGY STAR’s New Homes program providing a measurable standard for energy-efficiency, we’re able to do both,” said Meyer.
The home lists for $2,300,000. Kathleen Sheppard and Georgia Foote of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Weston are the listing brokers. They can be reached at (617) 417-5752 or Kathleen.Shepard@nemoves.com.
In addition to being a Weston resident and the principal of Meyer Homes, Craig Meyer is the current president of the Builders Association of Greater Boston (BAGB) and a Certified Green Professional. He’s received numerous industry awards, most recently: Greater Boston Builder of the Year (BAGB); Prism Award for Best Single Family Design over $1m and Community Service Award for Dream House (BAGB); and the Connecticut Home Builders Association Award for Best Traditional Subdivision, Best $500,000-$700,000 Home and Best Luxury Home.
For more on Meyer Homes, please visit www.meyerhomes.net. For further information on Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR program, please go to www.maenergystarhomes.com.
About Meyer Homes
Meyer Homes is a Waltham, MA-based design/build firm specializing in building upscale homes and communities. Meyer Homes takes pride in working collaboratively with a team of design and construction professionals to produce the best possible home at the best possible value for its clients. For more information, please call 781-891-5076 or visit www.meyerhomes.net.