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Plano TX Joins SolSmart to Promote Solar Energy Use

July 26, 2016 6:32 am
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People who purchased one of the new homes in Plano TX at West Park can look forward to lower energy costs in the future thanks to the city’s early participation in the SolSmart program. Nearly 30 cities across the country have joined the U.S. Department of Energy program to receive free technical assistance on various aspects of moving to solar energy.

Cities in the SolSmart program receive bronze, silver or gold level designations based on their success at reducing non-hardware “soft costs” that can slow the move to solar power. These costs are associated with processing applications, issuing permits, inspections, and regulatory procedures.

According to Andrea Luecke, President and Executive Director of The Solar Foundation, “Successfully reducing soft costs benefits not only solar customers, but can stretch limited budgets through increased local government efficiency and send a signal to the solar industry that a community is ‘open for [solar] business.’”

Focusing on solar power is good for the environment too. Experts say if we are able to tap this potential and harness more of our power from this clean, renewable resource, we could avoid substantial amounts of harmful pollution from the electricity sector.

Landon Homes is already doing its part to help the environment. As one of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s top 20 builders, Landon is committed to building homes that provide 24/7 energy efficiency, through features like 2”x 6” exterior wall construction, outstanding heat-reducing windows, energy efficient HVAC systems, Energy Star® appliances, tankless water heaters and more.

Many Landon home buyers are delighted to find that their electric bills are lower than what they paid in their old home, even though their new Landon home has more square footage. Best of all, Landon provides the energy saving components at no extra cost.

West Park Estates is currently sold out of the John Landon Executive Series new homes in Plano TX. But you can still find a wide variety of high quality Landon homes for sale in neighboring Frisco TX, Little Elm TX and McKinney TX. Contact us today to learn about the different floor plans available to suit your personal style and taste. We can’t wait to deliver the new home of your dreams.

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