Department of Energy (DOE)'s
Zero-Energy Ready Home
Every Charis home far exceeds code built homes by achieving the Energy Star, EPA Indoor airPlus and the Zero Energy Ready Home Standards. Only a select group of builders in the country meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified by the U.S. Department of Energy guidelines.
Charis Homes is the first builder in Ohio to meet these guidelines!
Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home has a comprehensive package of measures to minimize dangerous pollutants, provide continuous fresh air, and effectively filter the air you breathe.
Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home begins with solid building science specified by ENERGY STAR for Homes, and then adds advanced technologies and practices from DOE’s world class research program, Building America.
Advanced construction practices and technologies are specified for every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home. Then they are enforced by independent verifiers with detailed checklists and prescribed diagnostics.
EPA Indoor airPlus Homes
Charis Homes is proud to offer new homes that have earned both the Indoor airPLUS and ENERGY STAR Certified Home labels because it means your home has been designed and built to standards well above most other homes on the market today.
Look for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Indoor airPLUS and ENERGY STAR® labels on your new home. Reduced indoor air pollutants help protect your family inside. Reduced greenhouse gas emissions help protect the air outside.
Homes displaying the Indoor airPLUS and ENERGY STAR Certified Home labels provide unparalleled energy efficiency, comfort, durability, indoor air quality and peace of mind
Indoor air quality Matters
People are increasingly concerned about mold, radon, carbon monoxide and toxic chemicals in their homes. Poor indoor air quality can lead to eye irritation, headaches, allergies, respiratory problems such as asthma, and other serious health problems.
EPA studies show that levels of many indoor air pollutants can be two to five times higher than outdoor levels. And since most people spend close to 90% of their time indoors, keeping indoor pollution levels as low as possible is the right thing to do for you and your family.