As national award-winning green builders, we are proud that Legacy is considered industry leaders in sustainable construction and design. From constructing homes for optimal energy performance and increased water efficiency to sourcing local materials for sustainable design, our homes cater to buyers looking for a healthier lifestyle. 



We’re always searching for new design practices to enhance the lives for people who live in our homes, so relentless research goes into the design of each new community before we start construction.  Optimum performance is what we strive for in each home. That’s why we have trademarked them as “Peak Performance Lifestyle Homes” TM.


Legacy’s building process incorporates the highest levels of construction science and quality checks to ensure every home is built with the highest standards of energy efficiency and quality craftsmanship. From the initial site walk to the final inspection, our experienced builders oversee every step of the construction process to ensure that the final product meets the highest standards of aesthetics and functionality. All Legacy homes are green certified by third party engineers for the utmost quality and efficiency.
Site Orientation
appropriate for solar systems and microclimate.
Reduced Site Disturbance
and erosion during construction through prefab installation.
Permeable Paving
shaded by trees reduces water runoff and reduces heat absorption.
No air handlers in the garage. Separation walls are well sealed.
Clean Burning
fireplace and fire pit.
High-Quality Air Filters
for forced air systems.
VOC Control
Use of low VOC paints, adhesives, sealants and wood panel products.
Moisture Control
using “breathable” exterior walls and interior venting. Construction does not support mold growth.
Rainwater Harvesting
used for landscaping reduces water needs up to 50%.
High-Efficiency Irrigation
systems with smart controllers and drip irrigation.
High-Efficiency Fixtures
include dual flush toilets and tankless water heaters.
High-Quality Shop Fabrication.
Components pre-assembled within a controlled environment.
Local Materials.
Use of local materials minimizes energy used in their transportation to the job site.
Waste Reduction
through construction methods, modular design, and on-site recycling.
Durable Construction.
Stained concrete, hardwood floors, high-quality window and door systems.
Exterior Wall Systems
performance tested to minimize water and air infiltration.
Sustainable Finishes.
Sustainably harvested wood, panel products made of recycled paper, glass agrifiber and cementitious panels.
Efficient HVAC System.
Options include electric heat pump or gas fired heating, forced air with tight ducts in conditioned space.
80% Reduced Energy Use
through efficient space planning, HVAC, appliances, wall, and roof design.

Our efficient site-specific designs create a low energy home that translates to an annual reduction of between 10 and 20 Metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of removing two to four cars from the road for each year.




What is it?
Net-Zero is the ability for your home to produce more energy than it uses resulting in Net-Zero energy cost.
How does it work?
This is accomplished by installing solar panels to produce energy and building the home efficiently to ensure that it uses as little energy as possible.
Why Legacy DCS?
Legacy DCS is dedicated to building Peak Performance Lifestyle Homes™ that need less energy to function, and therefore, require less solar panels.
A typical production home would require twice as many solar panels costing more time and money to achieve net-zero results.
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