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About Health-E Community

 

Homes That Breathe?
Energy Efficient Homes?
Mixed Cost Housing?
Enhanced Indoor Air Quality?
Green Building Techniques?
Sustainable Homes?
Are they all related?


Is it possible to build not only a house but also an entire community that incorporates these techniques? 

Would the general public understand, appreciate, and buy a home that is both affordable and encompasses these ideas at the same time?

 

About Health-E Community

 

Jay Epstein, Former President and Founder of Gabriel Enterprises started answering these questions in 1991. Jay noticed a gap in the local housing market and sought to reduce it. There were homes in the market that were affordable and there were homes that were energy efficient; but none that where both. Jay assembled a team of experts and began his vision to bring Energy Efficient homes to the general public in the affordable home sector.

It started with a forty-four lot subdivision in Newport News, Virginia comprised of homes that were 30% more efficient than a home designed to meet the standards of the Model Energy Code. The Model Energy Code, published by the International Code Council, contains energy efficiency criteria for new residential homes. Jay Epstein won two “National Energy Value Housing Awards” from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in 1999 for his use of energy saving techniques in the affordable and production home markets.

 

About Health-E Community

 

Jay Epstein has since founded Health-E Community Enterprises of Virginia, Inc. to continue this vision. By linking energy conservation, resource efficiency, and healthy house technology, Jay feels that the “Health-E” home demonstrates that it is possible to use the cost savings that accrues from innovative new construction technology and design to offset the added cost of construction. The success of the initial projects has led to the determination to standardize this building process and to use the process in all current and future subdivisions. Health-E Community has since expanded its building concept to encompass town homes and larger mid-sized homes.

 

About Health-E Community

 

A Health-E Community home is a home with indoor air quality enhanced tenfold and with heating and cooling energy consumption reduced by 40% as compared to a standard model energy code home. The use of advanced building techniques such as those techniques used in the building of a “Health-E” home are expected to significantly improve the quality of life for the homes occupant’s. Health-E Community Enterprises of Virginia, Inc. genuinely cares about the families buying their homes and continues to strive to ensure complete homeowner satisfaction.


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