When we started the LivingSmart™ program in 1998, we committed to delivering higher-quality, better-performing homes for our customers. LivingSmart™ features and options can save you money, and through these four commitments, help you live a more sustainable and healthful life:
Using technology to reduce energy consumption and utility bills.
Dimmer switches, motion detectors, energy-efficient heating systems and programmable thermostats all serve to reduce your electrical usage. And with a solar system, you can harness the power of the sun to lower or even eliminate electrical bills.
Fluorescent or LED lighting throughout your home, or in key areas such as kitchens, is more energy-efficient than incandescent lighting.
Energy Star™ refrigerators, dishwashers and dryers will save you money – simple as that – while tankless water heaters only heat water when you need it, and digital programmable thermostats automatically control your energy use.
Our building materials help to maintain a comfortable home temperature, reducing energy bills. Radiant barrier roof sheathing reflects the sun, weather stripping reduces temperature fluctuation, and low-E window glass keeps heat and cold outside and protects household items against sun damage.
Features and finishes that contribute to better indoor air quality
Low-VOC interior paint, water-based wood finishes and caulking and adhesives ensure a healthy living environment for your family.
Right-sized HVAC filters provide better air filtration, while quiet bathroom fans with built-in humidistat controllers reduce moisture and automatically turn off when the humidity level has dropped.
A sealed combustion furnace and a central vacuum system help keep indoor air quality at healthy levels.
Building with sustainable materials to help conserve natural resources
Our engineered wood products resist warping, splitting and shrinking while also preserving our forests.
We’re doing our part to recycle, while making it easy for you to do the same. Through our recycle/reuse program, we are putting unused materials back to work and creating great products, like our plush stain-resistant carpeting.
A built-in kitchen recycling bin, an optional solar system and an electric vehicle charging system are some of the ways we help support your earth-friendly lifestyle.
Plumbing, appliances and landscape designed to conserve water usage
We want to help you save resources in every way possible. WaterSense® faucets, showerheads and toilets conserve water and save you money. The option of adding a recirculating pump to your tankless hot water heater will help get hot water to the faucets faster, preventing cold water and money from going down the drain.
At a time when water conservation is more important than ever before, we’re proud to showcase plants, materials and techniques designed for the drought-tolerant landscape.