The Most Energy Efficient Homes Around.

The description “energy efficient home” is not a government regulated term. It may be used by any home builder who incorporates even the least energy efficient products on the market into their homes. So how does a consumer compare one home to another in the area of energy efficiency? How does he or she know that one home’s energy efficiency is equivalent to that of another home? There are many factors that contribute to a home’s energy efficiency. It is in looking at the home as a whole, a combination of its individual, energy saving components, that one determines the true comparative worthy value of the home. As you can see, one company’s “energy efficient home” can be completely different than another. At On Top of the World, we quantify our claim of energy efficient home.


The HERS® Index is the industry standard when measuring a home’s energy efficiency,  it is the nationally recognized system for  inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. Knowing that you have a low HERS® score means you get to put the savings back in your pocket every month!

Visiting other communities? Ask them what their HERS rating is.

HERS Energy Scale, Average rating for a new home constructed at On Top of the World Communities is 64.

The Lower Your Score

The More Energy & Money You Save

What the Numbers Mean

A standard new home is awarded a rating of 100 on the HERS® Index. The lower a home rates the more energy efficient it is. Therefore, a home rating of 70 on the HERS® Index is 30% more efficient than the standard new home and a rating of 130 is 30% less efficient than a standard new home.

Average estimated cost for a new home constructed by another builder is $2,447.

Typical Existing Home

Average estimated savings for a new home is $564.

Typical New Home

Average estimated Cost Savings for a new home constructed by On Top of the World Communities is $1,242.

Our New Home

It pays to know BEFORE you buy! Increasing numbers of Energy Smart builders are having their homes energy rated. If the home you want  to buy doesn’t have a HERS® Index rating – ask for it.

The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS® Index. The LOWER the HERS® Index the more energy efficient a home is, meaning lower energy costs for the homeowner.

A low HERS® Index adds VALUE and COMFORT to a home, which is why builders across the United States ensure that all their homes are energy rated.

Learn more about our construction methods at On Top of the World in these informative videos.



With more than 300,000 square feet of amenities, On Top of the World Communities is the leader of 55+ amenities Florida, in both quantity and quality.


Each new home at On Top of the World Communities is built with quality, steel reinforced, concrete block construction using superior materials and brands.


As the premier 55+ active adult community in Florida, On Top of the World Communities is an award-winning, family owned company founded in 1947.

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