Thursday, December 10, 2009

On Top of the World Communities is committed to building the highest quality homes with reduced energy use. Our homes surpass the strict guidelines set forth by ENERGY STAR®. Our standard features support environmental stewardship and achieve ENERGY STAR qualification by an independent third-party inspector. Our standard features include:

Sustainability, Quality & Responsibility, On Top of the World Communities

  • R-30 Batt/Blown Attic Insulation reduces heat transfer through the roof of the home. (Minimum required is R-19).
  • Rigid Foam Board Wall Insulation with proper taping technique provides a continuous barrier around the inside of the home which serves as a seal against air and moisture transfer.
  • Electrical Boxes Mounted to Furring Strips creates fewer penetrations in the block wall, providing a better seal in the building envelope.
  • Low-E Windows reduce condensation, reduce heat gain/loss and block 90%+ of the sun’s damaging ultraviolet light, protecting the interior of the home.
  • Reflective Radiant Barrier helps keep heat out of the attic.
  • Sealed, Insulated and Right-Sized Ducts in the Ventilation System prevent air leakage, reduce energy loss, and provide efficient distribution of conditioned air throughout the home. (NOT ALL builders adhere to the correct duct-sizing calculations as provided by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America Manual J and Manual D.)
  • Multi-position Variable Speed Fan Motor in Air Handler saves energy as fan speed is determined by the temperature demand rather than running at a constant speed.
  • Programmable Thermostat
  • 14 and 15 SEER HVAC System, with higher efficiencies available
  • IC-rated Sealed Recessed Can Lights with CFL Bulbs minimizes leakage of air from attic into conditioned space and provides energy savings.
  • ENERGY STAR®-rated Dishwasher
  • WaterSense-certified Delta® Faucets and Shower Heads, as well as low consumption, high efficiency commodes, reduce water usage.
  • Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets made from renewable resources and KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program Certified.
  • Ceramic Tile Flooring provides energy savings.
  • Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) Paint emits fewer contaminates into the air.
  • WaterWise Yards using drought tolerant plants and drip-irrigation systems conserve water.
On Top of the World Communities has always been an innovative leader in the home-building industry. Click here to learn more.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Home Buyer Tax Credits Extended!

Qualified first-time home buyers can take advantage of the $8,000 First-time Home Buyer Tax Credit!

Not a first-time home buyer? Then take advantage of the $6,500 Move-Up / Repeat Home Buyer Tax Credit! Qualified current homeowners may be eligible for a tax credit of up to $6,500 toward purchase a new home!

On Top of the World Communities has the home and the lifestyle you deserve. Click here for more information.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ribbon Cutting at the new Model Center Grand Opening!

The Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Model Center of On Top of the World Communities at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, November 21st.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Model Center Grand Opening This Weekend!

The Grand Opening of the new Model Center at On Top of the World Communities in Ocala, FL begins tomorrow!

Saturday and Sunday, November 21–22, 2009
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Don’t miss this exciting event to tour our new Model Center featuring 7 beautiful home designs! And sign up at event location for a chance to win a new Toyota Prius!*

Tour our Newest Addition – A Solar Powered Home!
On Top of the World Communities is proud to introduce its first solar powered model home and to offer solar as an option on new homes. Showcased in the Huntley II model, the solar panel system provides 75% of the home’s electric needs by using the renewable energy of the sun. That’s exciting money and resource saving news!

We are pleased that our building partners will be part of this event and the "It's So Easy Being Green Educational Program". Their energy saving and water conserving products help make homes at On Top of the World Communities the highest quality and most energy-efficient at the greatest value!

*No purchase necessary to enter. One entry per person. Employees of On Top of the World Communities, Inc. and Related Entities not eligible.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's So Easy Being Green Education Program

CONTACT: John Heagney
                 in Holiday, Fla.
                 (727) 942-2718
NOV. 13, 2009
It’s So Easy Being Green Education Program Offered
OCALA, FLA. – A two-day educational program about green building and sustainability will take place Nov. 21-22 as part of grand opening festivities for seven model homes ... all offering solar power as an option ... at On Top of the World Communities, 8445 SW 80th St. in Ocala.

Called It’s So Easy Being Green, the two-day program, which is free and open to the public, will feature speakers covering topics ranging from solar power to waterwise landscaping to recycling, says Kenneth D. Colen, president of On Top of the World Communities.

The model-center grand opening will run 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, while the It’s So Easy Being Green program will take place 11 a.m.-3 p.m. both days.
 Scheduled to appear for the It’s So Easy Being Green program are:
• ESC Solar – Saving energy costs ... and the planet.
• Professional Testing Services – How ENERGY STAR® qualification works
• Mike Scott Plumbing – Water conservation in the home
• Solar Lights & More – Solar lighting and other products
• Waste Management – Recycling
• Florida Design Cabinets – Using recycled materials in cabinetry
• Mohawk Industries – Carpeting made from recycled bottles
• Crossroads Paving – Controlling rain runoff with pavers
• TECO – Benefits of natural gas
• Phillip Hisey, On Top of the World Communities – Waterwise landscaping
• Sheryl Johnson, On Top of the World Communities – Sustainable home-building

The solar option on all new On Top of the World homes can save home buyers as much as 75 percent on monthly power bills.  And even if they don’t select the solar option, owners will be purchasing some of the most energy-efficient homes found anywhere.

The model homes range from 1,705 to 2,300 square feet of living space, and are priced from $195,990 including homesite.

All On Top of the World homes are steel-reinforced concrete block construction, and every home exceeds ENERGY STAR® guidelines ... verified by independent inspectors.  In fact, On Top of the World is Florida’s first active-adult community to receive 100 percent ENERGY STAR qualification on all new homes. The company also is pursuing LEED certification for its new homes. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is an internationally recognized green-building-certification system.

On Top of the World Communities is a 12,972-acre master-planned community offering sustainable, high-performance homes and state-of-the-art amenities for 21st century active adults. It offers 13 residential designs in three distinctive series – Premier, Estate and Custom homes – providing a wide selection of home designs, specifications and prices. For more details, visit

Friday, November 6, 2009

Welcome to On Top of the World Communities!

On Top of the World Communities is an award-winning, amenity-rich, 55+ active adult community located in the beautiful rolling hills of Ocala. Endless amenities, championship golf courses and over 200 clubs and organizations offer an active lifestyle with an abundance of events and activities happening everyday. We are confident that our homes and lifestyle are of the greatest quality and value and we invite you to come see for yourself.