We are aware of the growing concerns of the effect we have as builders on the environment. We have the opportunity and the knowledge to improve the quality of life, both inside and outside of the homes we work on.
Conserve Energy With Renewable Materials.
What Is This New “Green” Remodeling?
Some people will say it is conserving energy, others will say it is recycling materials removed from your project to lower the load on land fills and using renewable materials and resources. Still others are only worried about indoor air quality. Actually we believe it is a combination of all three. We can work with you to accommodate your needs. If it is a kitchen, bathroom, basement or even an addition, we have several completed projects with a combination of all these items. We are building more and more of these types of projects and are also incorporating these ideas into every project we do, whether the clients ask for it or not.
Two of us have taken the NARI’s Green Remodeling pilot course and also completed the first NARI Certification course. Ron Cowgill recently took the Green Certification Test and was awarded the GCP (Green Certificate Professional) designation.
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design
LEED® Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted standard for green buildings developed by the USGBC membership. For more information please visit www.usgbc.org.
Did You Know?
In the United States, Buildings Account for:
- 36% of total energy use/65% of electricity consumption
- 30% of greenhouse gas emissions
- 30% of raw materials use
- 30% of waste output/136 million tons annually
- 12% of potable water consumption
Benefits of Going Green
- Enhance and protect ecosystems and biodiversity
- Improve air and water quality
- Reduce solid waste
- Conserve natural resources
- Reduce operating costs
- Enhance asset value and profits
- Improve employee productivity and satisfaction
- Optimize life-cycle economic performance
Health & Community Benefits:
- Improve air, thermal and acoustic environments
- Enhance occupant comfort and health
- Minimize strain on local infrastructure
- Contribute to overall quality of life