Green Building:

The Benefits of Environmentally Sensitive Construction

Green building provides a wealth of benefits for any type of residential or commercial construction. Beyond protecting the environment, green building delivers improved indoor air quality, lower energy bills, increased comfort, and a healthier home or office.

Protect Your Family's Health:

Why live among materials, products, and systems that have poisonous metals, minerals, and gases? These create breeding grounds for biological organisms harmful to our health. Instead, go with green products - they're healthier and safer.

Green is So Much More Comfortable:

You can make your home and work spaces more comfortable by better insulating your structure, using higher performance doors and windows, installing more efficient heating equipment, utilizing more natural ventilation, and making better use of natural lighting.

Free Sunshine Delivers A Ton of Cost Savings:

With the arrival of each sunrise, you automatically gain a source of clean and cost-effective energy. Harness the sun's energy to bring in health enhancing natural lighting, and to reduce energy bills.

Smart Planning Saves Money:

You can save money even before the groundwork begins. Collaborate with your team - the architect, engineer, contractor, interior designer, landscape architect - to see how you can incorporate sustainable features into the structure. Doing so can reduce the cost of the project. There are hundreds of options for green building products and systems. We'll walk you through the pros and cons of each possibility, providing the information you need to make the wisest decisions.

Green features May Include:

  • Improved indoor-air-quality through use of zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) and non-outgassing paints, particle board and construction adhesives.
  • On-demand water heaters for both domestic hot water and space heating. These heaters consume about half the energy of standard water heater but supply an endless flow of hot water.
  • Recycled content materials such as engineered wood products, plastic-wood fiber decking, and fiber cement siding that are resistant to termites, fire, and water and have low, if any, maintenance requirements.
  • Solar energy systems to generate electricity and heat water for your home.

Great for Your Grandchildren, You're Community, and the Entire Planet:

Green building nurtures the environment locally and globally, for today and well into the future. You use less energy, water, and resources in both the construction and operation of your building. Plus, you keep demolition and construction waste out of our landfills.