Green Tools & Principles

Passive solar design maximizes the suns energy in the winter and reduces the sun's rays in the summer.
A HERS index measures a home’s energy consumption (a MPG rating for your home)
Solar panels capture the sun's energy and convert it to usable electricity. Systems are monitored in real time
Geothermal heating and cooling is one way to reduce energy use and your carbon footprint
Federal law requires contractors working in homes constructed prior to 1978 to be EPA certified.
Minimize construction waste and recycle as much material as possible reduces cost and environmental impact

Green Tools & Principles

What makes a home GREEN? There are many practical green tools used to achieve the five key concepts of green building and remodeling.

  • Energy Efficiency – Reducing the amount of energy to operate the home.
  • Resource Efficiency – Reduce resources used in building, modifying and maintaining a home.
  • Indoor Environmental Quality – Healthy indoor environment for the homes occupants.
  • Water Conservation – Maximize efficient use and reuse of water inside and outside the home
  • Site & Community Impact – Consider the impact of the materials and the home building or remodeling process on the land and the immediate and global community and environment.