What is a green home?

A home can be considered green when energy efficiency, water and resource conservation, sustainable or recycled products, and indoor air quality considerations are incorporated into the home building process.

Green building means improving the way that homes and building sites use energy, water, and materials to reduce impacts on human health and the environment. Building a green home means making environmentally preferable and sustainable decisions throughout the entire building process. These are the decisions that minimize the environmental impact of the home while it is being built and over the many years it will be lived in.

What Makes A Home Green?

  • Responsible lot and site development: The home is positioned to take advantage of heat and light from the sun. Natural site features are preserved and protected wherever possible.
  • Energy efficiency: Appliances, insulation, doors, windows, heating and air-conditioning and the home's design work together to conserve energy resources and reduce utility bills.
  • Water efficiency: Water heaters, toilets, faucets and drought tolerant landscaping conserve water inside and out.
  • Resource efficiency: Materials are selected for durability, origin, and recycled content while waste-management strategies reduce the environmental impact of the home's construction.
  • Indoor environmental quality: Appropriate ventilation techniques, along with paints, sealants, and adhesives made without harmful compounds help improve a home's indoor environment for the entire family.
  • Homeowner education: Because knowing how to operate and maintain a green home is just as important as building one!

It is our belief that environmentally friendly home building concepts are a fundamental part of residential construction in today's going green society. Building green for us means being logical, socially responsible, and proactive. For our customers, having a green home means lower energy costs, lower maintenance, better indoor air quality and overall increased home value.