Features of A Sustainable Home

A sustainable home is one that poses a minimal negative impact on the environment, conserves resources & optimizes energy and water use. It helps reduce waste while keeping operational costs down in the long run.

Some features of a sustainable home are:

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficient homes reduce unnecessary energy consumption & carbon footprint. An energy-efficient house features thermal insulation materials for walls, and ceilings leveraging renewable sources of energy. Installation of solar panels & energy star appliances like refrigerators, washers, air conditioners, dryers, etc. also reduces energy consumption leading to lower operating costs.

Heating and Cooling

Sustainable homes are equipped with high-performance HVAC with well-maintained heating & ventilation. The windows and doors are installed properly, ensuring there are no leaks, duct or ventilation issues. To further maintain the sustainability quotient of these homes, architects and builders have come up with ‘passive designs’. These designs utilize and make maximum use of available renewable natural resources. The essential components of passive design are the layout, window design, location & orientation, insulations, shading, thermal mass, and ventilation.

Water Conservation

Integrated with high-quality showerheads, water sense-labeled toilets, controlled sprinkler systems, low-flow water fixtures, etc., sustainable homes aim to conserve water.


LED (Light Emitting Diode) is a great option for energy-efficient lighting. LED light bulbs consume up to 90% less energy and allow you to save on electricity bills while supporting sustainable living.

Serving Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, Temple & surrounding areas in Central Texas, Flintrock Builders is committed to build homes & duplexes with unparalleled craftsmanship and architectural design. A multi-year ‘Parade of Home’ winner, the builders aim to offer high-quality homes at an attainable price. The homes built by the team are equipped with Modern Energy Saving features like Double pane, Low E vinyl windows, LED Disc lights & bulbs, Exterior taped windows, Stand up water heater, R-13 BATT in the exterior walls, R-38 blown insulation in the attic, 14- seer HVAC system, etc. The builders work together with the in-house team of architects to build homes with long-term sustainability.

For more information on sustainable homes in Central Texas and to know about our latest projects, visit Flintrock Builders at 105 E FM 2410 Harker Heights, TX - 76548 or browse through https://flintrockbuilders.com