J. Patrick Homes has won the 2017 Excellence in Energy Award from CenterPoint Energy for having the
the highest increase in the energy efficiency of its new homes among builders participating in the utility company’s High-Efficiency Homes (HEH) program.
For 2017, the new homes that J. Patrick Homes submitted to the HEH program were, on average,
28.5% more energy efficient than homes built to the standard Texas building code. That performance marks a 76% increase over the previous year when the average new home submitted by J. Patrick Homes exceeded the building code by 16.2%.
“Energy efficiency is a priority for J. Patrick Homes, and we are very proud of our team members
and our partners at CenterPoint for helping us achieve this award-winning level of energy savings,” said Tim Drone, executive vice president of J. Patrick Homes.
Drone said that J. Patrick Homes added a number of energy efficiency features to its new homes in
2017, including R-38 attic insulation, 100% LED lighting, 16 SEER air conditioning systems, and highly efficient windows with very low solar heat gain coefficients.
Drone said that the energy performance achieved by J. Patrick Homes in 2017 saved an average of 5,590 kilowatt hours per home annually, compared to homes built to the Texas code. That translates to an annual average savings of $447, based on an average electricity cost of $0.08 per kilowatt hour.
“At J. Patrick Homes, we are continually striving to make our homes as energy efficient as
possible,” he added. “Along with our home buyers, we prioritize energy efficiency for its cost savings and increased comfort, as well as its environmental benefits.”
Based in Houston, J. Patrick Homes offers new homes priced from the high $200,000s to the $700,000s
in more than 20 communities throughout the Houston area. For more information, please visit www.jpatrickhomes.com.