Robson Communities, Inc. recently announced that all new homes will be constructed under Masco Homes Services Inc.’s Environments For Living (EFL) program, which prescribes state-of-the-art requirements for energy efficiency and advanced construction techniques. Robson is a large, privately owned active adult community developer in Arizona and each of its seven unique active adult resort-style communities in Arizona and Texas has begun building their new homes according to EFL standards. The program establishes requirements for tight construction, enhanced thermal systems, fresh air ventilation, balanced air pressure, internal moisture management and combustion safety. A plan review is conducted for each new model to help builders determine the steps required to meet the program requirements.
At all program levels for builders participating in the EFL program, Masco Home Services offers their homeowners limited guarantees* on comfort and heating and cooling energy use. If the actual energy used to heat and cool the home exceeds the estimated usage amount on the guarantee, the homeowner will be refunded 100 percent of the cost difference.
“Quality construction has always been paramount in Robson Resort Communities and energy efficiency is a direct result of our ongoing focus on building excellence” said Chris Harrison, senior vice president of construction for Robson Resort Communities. “We are very excited about introducing the EFL programs into our communities and over 50 home models.”