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ENERGY STAR Recognizes Newport Builders

ENERGY STAR has recognized Newport Builders LLC and Marshall Newport for certifying 28 new homes in the 2014 fiscal year. An ENERGY STAR Home is approximately 20% to 25% more efficient that a standard code built home by today’s standards. Newport Builders plans to improve this number in 2015. Newport Builders has been consulting with other area builders to implement the sustainable, energy…

HVAC Heat Load Calculations – Manual J

Heat Load Calculations – Manual J

One of the biggest problems in today’s home building world is the over sizing of HVAC systems. As we insulate and and air seal our homes to keep conditioned air in, we have been putting the same size units in the homes. The homeowner might think that this is ok, it will just cool my home faster. The home owner would be right. But an air conditioning system…

Newport Builders named ResNet Energy Smart Builder

Newport Builders Designated as a RESNET Energy Smart Homes Builder for Committing to Build Energy Efficient Homes and Marketing Their Homes HERS Index Score
Birmingham, Alabama based home builder Newport Builders LLC has entered into an agreement with the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to provide new home buyers an important measurement of long-term energy performance of each new…

Birmingham Top 10 Home Markets Nationwide

CNN/Money magazine’s recent edition puts Birmingham squarely in the top ten cities in the national residential housing market. Birmingham is primed to really make some big increases in home construction. Newport Builders is ready to build and consult with other builders to build sustainable, energy efficient and comfortab…

Blower Door Test

Here’s a video of a Blower Door test on a new home to measure the tightness of the home to keep the conditioned air in and outside air…

Alabama home builder builds energy-efficient ‘green’ buildings

FULTONDALE, Alabama — The green home market is expected to grow five-fold in the U.S. by 2016, as builders and buyers place more importance on energy-efficient construction practices that lead to lower utility bills in the long run.
The data, part of a study conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction and issued last month by the National Association of Home Builders, shows green homes represented…

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