Our Holistic Approach to Building Science


You want an energy efficient home so that you can save money each month on your utility bills. Here at Dorn Homes, we build energy efficient homes, but our holistic approach to building provides doesn’t stop at that…

We call our holistic approach “Dorn Homes Exclusive Building Science.” We are the only homebuilder in Northern Arizona that considers the “whole” house, and uses state-of-the-art techniques and technology to provide you with a comfortable, healthy, and efficient environment.  

Lower Utility Bills

Every single brand new Dorn Home is certified by a third party inspector, and given an HERS score. On average, a Dorn Home scores between 60 and 75 on the HERS scale. Compare this against the older pre-existing home with a HERS score of 130 and it is easy to see how the savings can start adding up.  


Our homes are designed so that every room in the house stays a comfortable temperature. You can say good-bye to hot and cold areas in your house… even with all of your doors shut.  We use high performance windows that reduce the UV rays that enter your home… keeping your home cooler in the summer. The windows also provide superior acoustic performance, reducing noise transfer, and making your home quieter and more peaceful.  


Each brand new Dorn Home contains a fresh air intake system. It creates an environment that contains healthy fresh air and less dust, which provides a healthy environment, especially those suffering from allergies. All of our building materials are low VOC (volatile organic compound), providing a reduction in harmful chemicals in the air. We also mastically seal all ductwork in the home, greatly reducing the amount of leaks in the house that could compromise air quality and contribute to allergies.  

You will save thousands of dollars off your monthly utility bills with a Dorn Home, but you will also own a comfortable, healthy, and high-performance home!  

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