Energy Elite Homes

Built with your savings in mind.


From blueprint through construction to every day of your life, a Caruso home is designed with your monthly savings in mind. Use the interactive Caruso home above to explore how we save you money, protect the environment, and create healthier living spaces for your family.
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Built with your savings in mind
Energy Efficient Homes
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R-38 Attic Insulation

Helps maintain the temperature of your home at a consistent level, as well as controls moisture, which lowers utility bills and keeps you comfortable.

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2x6 Walls

Allow for thicker insulation with a higher R value, making it easier to manage your home's temperature.

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R-19 Wall Insulation

Acts as a barrier from exterior elements such as moisture and wind, ensuring your home is the right temperature in any season and lowering your energy costs year-round.

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Rapid Recovery Water Heater

Is easy to maintain and features quick recovery and greater conservation of hot water. Less time and money are wasted waiting for hot water.

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90% Efficient HVAC System

Helps keep your home warmer using less fuel, saving money every month.

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Low E Coated/Argon-Filled Windows

Keep out excess heat and cold, and help protect floors and furniture from fading.

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Ridge Vent

Allows for proper ventilation in your attic, keeping it cool and dry and prolonging the life of your roof.

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Programmable Thermostat

Gives you the ability to save big on your heating and cooling costs, by putting prolonged temperature control at your fingertips.

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LED Lighting

Is about 8 times as efficient and lasts over 40 times as long as a typical incandescent light bulb.

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Low VOC Paint

Has fewer Volatile Organic Compounds than traditional builder-grade paint, making it less harmful to human health and the environment.

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Whole House Mechanical Ventilation System

Means the air you breathe inside your home is cleaner and healthier for you.

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Tyvek House Wrap

Gives world-class protection from air and moisture infiltration.

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Insulated Front Doors

Prevent energy loss at entry points, making it easier to maintain your interior temperature.

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Native Plants

From Maryland’s Eastern Shore reduce irrigation needs and lowers the environmental impact of maintaining your home.

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Energy Star Appliances

Use 10 to 20% less energy and conserve 20 to 35% more water than non-certified models.

Energy Efficient Homes
1
1

R-38 Attic Insulation

Helps maintain the temperature of your home at a consistent level, as well as controls moisture, which lowers utility bills and keeps you comfortable.

2
2

2x6 Walls

Allow for thicker insulation with a higher R value, making it easier to manage your home's temperature.

3
3

R-19 Wall Insulation

Acts as a barrier from exterior elements such as moisture and wind, ensuring your home is the right temperature in any season and lowering your energy costs year-round.

4
4

Rapid Recovery Water Heater

Is easy to maintain and features quick recovery and greater conservation of hot water. Less time and money are wasted waiting for hot water.

5
5

90% Efficient HVAC System

Helps keep your home warmer using less fuel, saving money every month.

6
6

Low E Coated/Argon-Filled Windows

Keep out excess heat and cold, and help protect floors and furniture from fading.

7
7

Ridge Vent

Allows for proper ventilation in your attic, keeping it cool and dry and prolonging the life of your roof.

8
8

Programmable Thermostat

Gives you the ability to save big on your heating and cooling costs, by putting prolonged temperature control at your fingertips.

9
9

LED Lighting

Is about 8 times as efficient and lasts over 40 times as long as a typical incandescent light bulb.

10
10

Low VOC Paint

Has fewer Volatile Organic Compounds than traditional builder-grade paint, making it less harmful to human health and the environment.

11
11

Whole House Mechanical Ventilation System

Means the air you breathe inside your home is cleaner and healthier for you.

12
12

Tyvek House Wrap

Gives world-class protection from air and moisture infiltration.

13
13

Insulated Front Doors

Prevent energy loss at entry points, making it easier to maintain your interior temperature.

14
14

Native Plants

From Maryland’s Eastern Shore reduce irrigation needs and lowers the environmental impact of maintaining your home.

15
15

Energy Star Appliances

Use 10 to 20% less energy and conserve 20 to 35% more water than non-certified models.

Energy Efficient New Home Builder

Conservation & Savings

The New Standard of Efficiency.


What is a HERS Index Number and what does it mean to you? The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index is a tool used to measure the energy efficiency of your new home. According to the HERS index, a lower number indicates better energy efficiency. The average new home has a rating of 100, and more efficient homes are awarded lower scores. For example, a home with a HERS Index rating of 90 is 10% more energy efficient than a home with a rating of 100. A score of 110 is 10% less efficient than average. Knowing the HERS rating of your new ENERGY ELITE Caruso home gives you the...
  • Ability to predict the utility costs associated with maintaining temperatures in your new home.
  • Confidence that your home was fully inspected by a third-party, certified energy rater.
  • Pride of living in a home that’s kinder to the environment, easier on your budget, and built in a community that requires above average efficiency ratings to achieve the CARUSO HOMES ENERGY ELITE certification.
Energy Efificient New Home Maintenance Savings

Home Maintenance

Ability to predict the utility costs associated with maintaining temperatures in your new home.

Certified Energy Efficient New Homes

Home Inspection

Confidence that your home wasfully inspected by a third-party, certified energy rater.

Responsible New Homes

Caruso Homes Energy Elite

Pride of living in a home that’s kinder to the environment, easier on your budget, and built in a community with above average efficiency ratings.

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