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Our E-Save Home


The Mystic River Building Company E-Save Home is based on the principal: “Reduce before you Produce.” This means reducing the amount of energy required as much as possible by increasing insulation, incorporating appropriate energy efficient heating and cooling equipment, water saving plumbing fixtures and everything in between.

“Home buyers expect a new home to be energy efficient. We believe that it’s our responsibility to have a sound understanding of building science, so that we can educate our clients on the differences between building products and components. Our goal is to maximize the energy savings and performance of every home we build.”— Norton Wheeler, Mystic River Building Company


The Mystic River E-Save Home far exceeds the state building code. It is certified under the Energy Star 3.0 standards, which many builders consider too rigorous to undertake. An Energy Star certified home warrants thru 3rd party testing that the home will have healthier indoor air quality, be more comfortable and durable. It guarantees savings on utility bills.

But the best part is every home we build is an E-Save Home, so you know you are getting something special.


“Building sustainable, energy-efficient homes is the best way to deliver real and lasting value to our customers. Our E-save Homes are not only healthier and more comfortable, their low maintenance cost translates into big savings!”

— Nort Wheeler, Mystic River Building Company

Check Out Our High Performance E-Save Custom Home in Preston, CT

This E-Save Home is super insulated and it is heated and cooled without the use of fossil fuels. That’s right . . . no fuel oil or gas . . . and guess what? It does not use geothermal. This home was designed using a five step process to reduce energy consumption and increase efficiency. The home has earned a 5 Star Plus projected HERS rating of 48 which is 52% better than a home constructed to the current building code requirements.

Highlights of our Preston E-Save Custom Home:

  • 2,446 sq ft of living space
  • 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths
  • A sunken living room with a wood burning fireplace
  • Solid stained oak floors and stairs
  • A spa-like master bath with ceramic tile floors and integrated soaking tub with oversized tiled shower.
  • A stunning maple kitchen with sapphire blue granite countertops and Energy Star Certified appliances.
  • The added living space of a large finished bonus room over the 2 car garage.
  • Hot water produced by a super energy-efficient 80 gallon air source heat pump located in the insulated basement.
  • A Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) system (has been installed) will insure a healthy exceptionally comfortable living environment.

* The projected average monthly cost for heating, cooling and hot water for this home is
less than $100.00.

For added energy saving value the home was strategically placed on the property to allow for the installation of a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system. This PV system will produce most of the energy needed to provide lights, heating, cooling and hot water for the home further reducing the monthly operational cost.

This Mystic River E-Save Custom Home is located at 83 Brown School Road in the beautiful town of Preston.

* Approved building lots and home plans are available.

Approved building lot

Contact us to learn more.