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Build a Key Land Home and Help Fight Climate Change

When it comes to fighting climate change and reducing overall energy consumption, having an energy efficient home is one of the most effective solutions.

Newer homes are more energy efficient than older homes thanks to new technologies in materials and building practices, along with newer building codes. Even better, there are now rating systems that test and rank a home’s energy consumption. The results of that home energy test provide a score that translates into how energy efficient that home will perform on an annual basis.

Minnesota’s Green Path is the leading energy efficiency and green building program for the residential construction industry in Minnesota. As an independent, third-party testing source that was created by Housing First Minnesota in 2011, the program has provided Home Performance Reports to more than 28,500+ newly built homes.

Key Land Homes builds homes to the Minnesota Green Path standards, is a Designated Green Path Builder, and therefore, is a leader in energy-efficient construction. The new homes in Savage, MN, built by Key Land are no exception.

Using Green Path’s standards under the RESNET HERS Index, Key Land’s home are tested and rated to ensure for healthy, durable, energy-efficient homes. RESNET or Residential Energy Services Network is a recognized national non-profit, standards-making body for building energy efficiency rating and certification systems in the U.S.  RESNET’s mission and ultimately programs like Minnesota’s Green Path look to drive energy use of all homes toward net zero.

Created in 1995, RESNET developed a Home Energy Rating System or HERS index that tests and ranks energy consumption in homes on a scale of 0-150.  A home (usually an older home) that is scored at 150 is 50% less energy efficient that a standard new home. A home with a HERS Score of 50 is 50% more energy efficient than a standard new home and will be 80% more efficient that the average resale home.

As a Designated Green Path Builder, Key Land Homes agrees to test, at minimum, 75% of their newly built homes annually and attend professional development events. They are committed and proud of their commitment to help fight climate change.

During your new home journey, learn how you can be part of the solution to help the environment by using a green builder. Key Land Homes offers homes in Savage, MN in the active community of Ryley Ridge Estates. This beautiful community offers treed lots, open spaces and a prime location near schools, parks, shopping, and easy highway access. Homes start from the mid $500’s and come with the piece of mind through the Green Path program. Contact Key Land Homes today at 651-226-7210 to learn more about your next new home in Savage, MN.

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