Third Party Certifications
Every Homes By Dickerson home is Energy Star Certified, crafted to
the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) and voluntarily built
to the NC HERO Code. These programs provide the framework for
building better homes for our clients.
HERS Index Rating Certified
The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) is a scoring system
set by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to measure a
home’s energy efficiency. The lower the HERS number, the more energy
efficient the home. The HERS Reference Home has a rating of 100 on the
HERS Index. A typical existing home earns a rating of 130. A standard,
code-built home has a rating of 100. Compared to a typical home, a
Homes by Dickerson home has an average HERS rating of 56. Which means
it is 44% more energy efficient than a standard code-built home.
Tankless Water Heaters
Our tankless water heaters save energy by heating water on
demand and giving our homeowners an unlimited supply of hot water.
Grade 1 Insulation Install
We ensure your 6” fiberglass insulation will be installed
correctly, not compressed, maximizing its potential benefits.
We use windows made of high-performance glass which
reflects the radiant heat of the sun back outside, further insulating
The HBD Framing Strategy
Our framing techniques, including 2x6 walls, use less wood and
allow more insulation without compromising the structural
integrity of the wall assembly.
Exterior Air Barrier
ZIP System® reduces the risk of water vapor moving into
the wall system. Air barrier also assists with maintaining conditioned air.
Maintaining conditioned air means less energy is needed to recondition
the air. Less energy means lower utility bills. And since all building
systems must perform well together to optimize the energy efficiency
of a home, the savings can add up.
TechShield®is a radiant energy barrier installed in the
attic. It can block up to 97% of radiant heat transfer through roof
sheathing, reducing attic temperature by up to 30° F.
Our subflooring enhances the structural integrity and
helps reduce floor squeaks in the home.
Engineered Wood Products
These products allow us to use less wood resources while
still getting the same structural integrity with I-Joists, floor trusses
and roof trusses. They are also more stable than dimensional lumber.
Conditioned Crawl Spaces
We create conditioned crawl spaces which extend the thermal
envelope creating a warmer first floor, a controlled space environment,
and a protected area for the HVAC equipment. Increases HVAC efficiency
and equipment lifespan.Extends the thermal envelope creating a warmer
first floor, a controlled space environment, and a protected area for the HVAC
equipment. Increases HVAC efficiency and equipment lifespan.
Custom Elevations and Materials
10+ Years Building High-Performance Green Homes
Since 2009, Homes By Dickerson has embraced high-performance green
building earning us multiple national accolades. In 2019, we were
honored to have built the most single-family homes certified to
the NGBS in the country.