An investment in an MBK home is an investment in your future happiness and in the wellbeing of the earth we share. Minimizing the impact of our carbon footprint and using our planet's precious resources wisely are top priorities at MBK. As part of our commitment to making wise decisions that benefit people and the planet we created the LifeWise Program which categorizes the abundance of earth-friendly features your MBK home has. To see how your home is helping you live wise by saving money and our natural resources, look for these LifeWise Symbols next to the features listed for your MBK home:
HEALTH - Enhances and protects your healthRange Exhaust Fan Vented to Outside of House - Removes fumes from the home. Low VOC Interior Paint - Reduces ozone-depleting chemicals while having little odor.
ENERGY - Conserves energy consumptionSpectrally Selective, Low E-Glass - Minimizes fabric fade and reduces energy loss. Sealed Duct System - Reduces wasted energy by reducing air leaks into non-living spaces. Fluorescent Lighting - Uses less electricity and lasts up to 10 times longer than incandescent lights. Energy Star® Appliances - Uses less energy and/or water than non energy star appliances. Third-Party Energy Inspection - Certifies that a home meets Title 24 codes for energy efficiency. Dimmer Switches - Reduces the amount of electricity used per incandescent light. Occupancy Sensor Switches in Bathrooms - Turns off bath lights when no motion is detected in the room. Programmable Thermostat - Reduces gas & electrical use.
EARTH - Conserves & protects the environmentEngineered Wood Products - Reduces harvesting of large trees. OSB FLoor Subfloor Sheer & Roof Sheeting - Made from smaller and faster-growing trees. Flooring from Sustainable & Recycled Materials - Our design center offers sustainable flooring materials like bamboo, cork and carpet made from recycled soda bottles. Recycling Construction Debris - Reduces the amount of debris by recycling wood, paper & concrete construction waste. Recycling Centers in Kitchen - Encourages conservation. Low VOC Interior Paint - Reduces ozone-depleting chemicals while having little odor.
WATER- Conserves & protects our water resourcesEnergy Star® Appliances - Uses less energy and/or water than non energy star appliances. Water-Saving Faucets, Fixtures & Toilets - Reduces water volume while maintaining desired water pressure.