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Energy Efficient Homes


New Home Energy Efficiency

Did you know that new homes are much more energy efficient than older homes?  

This is because the California Energy Commission updates the Building Energy Efficiency Standards on an approximately three-year cycle  to allow new energy efficient technologies and construction methods for consideration and incorporation.  As a result, these standards increasingly strive to save energy, increase electricity supply reliability, increase indoor comfort, preserve the natural environment, and  avoid the need to construct new power plants .

While searching for a new home, keep in mind that smaller homes will automatically be more energy efficient than their larger counterparts as they have less space that requires energy usage. If you would like more information on the benefits of buying a new home, click here.

To learn more about the State of California's residential energy use standards and updates, click

Interested in purchasing a new home? Check out the following new homes that are currently available for sale in the City of Folsom. 

Innovations 2.0 at Empire Ranch

  • Built by Elliott Homes
  • New SMUD Solar Smart Elite designated homes ,
    • Meaning up to 80% energy savings on monthly electric bills due to its ultra-energy efficient home design and solar electric system
  • Has energy-efficient construction, appliances and lighting
  • Homes contain 3-4 Bedrooms, 2-3 Bathrooms, are 1,295-1,922 square feet, and start at $381,950
  • Search for Innovations 2.0 Quick Delivery homes (built and ready for residents) to find your future home today here!

Addison Place

  •  Built by Axios Homes
  • Features ultra-energy efficient green features such as an automatic setback thermostat, dual pane energy-efficient vinyl windows with Low E glass, fully-vented attic space, high-efficiency lighting with motion detectors, insulated ceilings and walls, ENERGY STAR appliances, low flow toilets, faucets and shower heads, ceiling fans, and much more!
  • Homes range from 1,852 to 2,196 square feet and offer 3-4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms
  • For more information, visit the Axios Homes website here 

The Meadows at Folsom


  • Built by The New Home Company
  • Neighborhood of single-family detached homes within The Parkway, a peaceful and natural environment
  • Homes range from 2061 to 2375 square feet of living space with up to 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Prices start at $400,000
  • For more information, visit The Meadows at Folsom website here

    The Knolls

    • Built by DR Horton America's Builder
    • Beautiful new home community in a prime location
    • Homes range from 1,888 to 2,825 square feet and offer 3-5 bedrooms with up to 3.5 bathrooms. Prices start at $384,990
    • For more information, visit The Knolls' website here
    • If you wish to speak to somebody about this development, you can contact the company realtor at rgramirez@drhorton.com or (877) 995-7452


  • Built by D.R. Horton
  • Beautiful New Home Community at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Prices start at $380,990 and homes range from 1,893 square feet to 2,329 square feet. 3-4 bedrooms and 2.5 -3 bathrooms offered.
  • For more information, Visit the D.R. Horton website here


  • Built by Signature Homes
  • Homes range from 1,633-2009 square feet, offer 3-4 bedrooms and 2.5-3 bathrooms. Prices start in the low $400,000
  • For more information, visit the Signature Homes website here

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