Building Green & Energy Design
As a society, we are becoming more aware of how our personal choices impact the environment. There are numerous considerations you can make when creating your design plan that can in turn reduce your home’s impact on the environment.
- When you build a structurally sound, aesthetically pleasing home with durable materials, you are maximizing the use of precious resources by ensuring its long life. This reduces the need for repairs and remodeling.
- If you consider the origin of the products you are incorporating into your construction project, and choose building materials produced locally or regionally, you can reduce energy consumption in transportation and support your local economy.
- If you consider not only the quality and durability of materials, but also the resources needed to produce them, and choose products that demand less energy to produce, and incorporate renewable resources and/or post consumer material, you can often reduce your home’s net energy consumption..
- By implementing a thoughtful heating, cooling, and air quality system combined with quality insulation and appropriate air barrier technology, you reduce long-term energy consumption and maintain healthy air quality for the generations that follow you.
- Using alternative energy such as solar or geothermal for powering and/or heating and cooling results in many benefits, including reduced energy and costs, lowered demand on finite resources, and reduced carbon emissions.
We have partnered with Energy Star Home, and Green Built Home to stay educated about current best practices. These well-established organizations offer guidelines and resources that help us integrate tested and proven green building practices into your construction projects.