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Brighton Homes

Boise, ID

Quality Homes of Distinction by Registered Master Builder Lars Hansen

Backed by the strength of one of Idaho's largest land development companies and led by noted residential designer and builder, Lars Hansen, Brighton Homes offers a combination of resources, vision and passion that is unmatched in the Treasure Valley.

What makes Brighton Homes truly unique is their professional and personal approach to working with clients that creates enduring relationships and homes of exceptional quality. 

Warranty Information: Brighton Homes provides an industry best three-year warranty program.

Building homes in Boise, Idaho since: 1994

Biography of Lars Hansen:
Lars began designing custom homes in 1992 in Boise, Idaho while attending the Pre-Architecture program at Boise State University.  He would complete his studies with a degree in Architecture from the Universtiy of Idaho In 1998. His commercial experience includes work on the National Institutes of Health in Washington D.C., The New Terminal Building at the Boise, Idaho Airport and many other large scale design projects.

In 2003 Lars moved his focus to residential design and home building. In the years since, he has become recognized as a leader in the Idaho homebuilding industry with a focus on energy efficiency and custom homebuilding. Lars is a Registered Master Homebuilder and was awarded the 2010 / 2011 Idaho Energy Star Builder of the Year.

Lars Has designed and built over 700 homes in the Boise, Idaho area.

Contractor Registration No.: RCE-34595

Association/ Trade Affiliations:

Building Constractors Associationo Southwestern Idaho Idaho Energy Star Partner    Idaho Registered Master Builder 


Best of Houzz 2018   Best of Houzz Design 2018

2017 ENERGY STAR Build of the Year in Idaho

  • 2016 Energy Star National Partner of the Year

  • 2016 Best of Houzz Award

  • 2015 ENERGY STAR National Partner of the Year

  • 2015 Best of Houzz Award

  • 2014 National EnergyStar Partner of the Year

  • 2012 Regional EnergyStar Builder of the Year

  • 2010 / 2011 Idaho Energy Star Builder of the Year

  • 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 /2013 / 2014 Parade of Homes Winner

An eco-friendly home adds confidence. Brighton Homes has been leading the ranks of Treasure Valley builders by delivering Energy Star certified homes since 2009. This certification ensures that every Brighton home is a smart investment, providing comfort, efficiency and long-term value for our clients. Overall, the Energy Star qualification process reflects not only our commitment to the environment, but a standard you can trust.

Idaho Energy Star Partner
To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
These homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20–30% more efficient than standard homes.

Brighton Homes ENERGY STAR qualified homes include a variety of 'tried-and-true' energy-efficient features that contribute to improved home quality and homeowner comfort, and to lower energy demand and reduced air pollution:

1. Effective Insulation

Properly installed and inspected insulation in floors, walls, and attics ensures even temperatures throughout the house, reduced energy use, and increased comfort. Learn more about Properly Installed Insulation.

2. High-Performance Windows

Energy-efficient windows employ advanced technologies, such as protective coatings and improved frames, to help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. These windows also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furnishings. Learn more about Qualified Windows

3. Tight Construction and Ducts

Sealing holes and cracks in the home's "envelope" and in heating and cooling duct systems helps reduce drafts, moisture, dust, pollen, and noise. A tightly sealed home improves comfort and indoor air quality while reducing utility and maintenance. Learn more about Efficient Duct Systems

4. Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment

In addition to using less energy to operate, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems can be quieter, reduce indoor humidity, and improve the overall comfort of the home. When properly installed into a tightly sealed home, this equipment won't have to work so hard to heat and cool the home. Learn more about:

  • Qualified Heating Equipment
  • Qualified Cooling Equipment
  • Mechanical Ventilation

5. Efficient Products

ENERGY STAR qualified homes may also be equipped with ENERGY STAR qualified products — lighting fixtures, compact fluorescent bulbs, ventilation fans, and appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines. Learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified products:

  • Qualified Appliances
  • Qualified Lighting
  • Advanced Lighting Package
  • High Efficiency Water Heaters

6. Third-Party Verification

With the help of independent Home Energy Raters, ENERGY STAR builder partners choose the most appropriate energy-saving features for their homes. Additionally, raters conduct onsite testing and inspections to verify the energy efficiency measures, as well as insulation, air tightness, and duct sealing details. Learn more about Independent Inspection and Testing.