Stairs in Daybreak Utah Home, South Jordan, Utah


Daybreak is the only community in in South Jordan — in fact, in all of Utah — where every new home is built and independently tested according to the latest Energy Star Version 3.0 standard. This means that Daybreak homes are not only more durable and comfortable than the typical new home, they’re more efficient, saving you anywhere from $200 to nearly $1,500 on energy every year. And compared to older homes, moving to a new home in Daybreak can save you as much as $2,500 a year or even more. (FYI, your actual performance will vary depending on weather, thermostat settings and other factors.)



The homes in Daybreak are designed to save about 5,000 gallons per month compared to the typical home in the Salt Lake Valley. That’s enough water to fill three swimming pools every year. Which is not only good for your utility bill, it’s good for Utah. (Naturally, the amount you save will depend on how you live.)



Not only are Daybreak homes built to a high standard of energy efficiency, they’re also designed to deliver excellent indoor air quality. High-performance ducting ensures a proper flow of fresh air within the home, while exterior moisture barriers minimize the possibility of mold growth. And the latest furnaces allow for new kinds of filtration that help eliminate allergens.



High-performance furnaces do more than save money. They actually keep temperatures more consistent throughout the home. And the enhanced insulation, made possible in part by new framing techniques, helps to block noise as well as heat loss. Who knew that high-tech could feel so warm and fuzzy?


Peace of mind

Every new home in Daybreak is independently tested and certified according to the Home Energy Rating System (HERS). This testing provides you with a certificate that shows the actual energy efficiency of the home with an accurate estimate of the annual energy cost. And somewhat like the MPG sticker on a car, the HERS score also lets you compare the energy efficiency of different homes. The lower the score, the more efficient the home.


A better planet

A full 75% of Daybreak’s construction waste gets recycled. Compared to the average community, Daybreak prevents over 20,000,000 pounds of carbon from entering the atmosphere and conserves almost 200,000,000 gallons of water every year. By the time Daybreak is complete, we will have planted 100,000 new trees. With these kinds of numbers, Daybreak is making a significant, ongoing contribution to our present and to our children’s future.