A video tour shows just what buyers need to see to appreciate sustainability It’s easy to showcase attractive trim packages, high-quality kitchen cabinets, and granite countertops, but how do you show off green features, such as tight envelope, good air quality, and water efficiency? These are the hidden things you don’t see in a finished home, and they’re often hard for a customer to buy in to. This video shows a special room that Pulte Homes Las Vegas adds to each of its sales offices to give potential buyers a closer look into these hidden features. This _Quality Construction Center_, has transparent wall and ceiling panels that give a behind-the-scenes look at blown-in cellulose insulation and sealed ductwork; thermometers compare temperature differences between the conditioned space and the relatively cool attic to demonstrate how well the insulation actually performs; and a hands-on display lets buyers feel how well the low-e glass holds back the summer heat. Pulte Las Vegas has incorporated the Environments for Living program to position itself as a leader in energy-efficient, environmentally friendly home building. And they put their money where their mouth is they have an energy-bill guarantee on all their new EFL homes.
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