Our Environmental Philosophy
We have always been concerned with environmentally friendly, or Green Building, because we believe it is our responsibility to be good stewards of the earth and its’ resources.
We believe our customers feel the same way we do about using land, water, and energy efficiently; that it is simply the right thing to do. In addition, customers benefit by getting a cleaner indoor environment, and more energy efficiency from their new homes.
Green building is about using the right materials, but it’s also about the right building practices. We are a small custom home builder and are members of the FPL Buildsmart program. *Compliance with FPL’s Buildsmart is estimated to save customers 30% on their energy bills versus a home built in compliance with local codes. Our commitment to our customers and the environment dictates that we adhere to the following Green practices common to most certified Green programs in the marketplace today:
Building Envelope – A tight envelope to prevent both air and radiant heat infiltration with effective levels of wall, floor, and attic insulation properly installed. Radiant-barrier plywood (Solarply) installation on roof decking and Low-e, insulated glass, high impact windows as standard construction.
Indoor Air – Ducts tightly sealed at joints, and effectively insulated for minimum air leakage and cooling loss. We use Low VOC paints because regular paint contains volatile organic compounds; (VOC) many of which are unhealthy, that vaporize and infiltrate the indoor air.
High Efficiency HVAC – A professional “Manual J” load calculation for each individual home to ensure proper Air Conditioning capacity so the right amount of moisture is removed while the home is cooled. High efficiency 14 **SEER air conditioning units installed standard and can be upgraded to 16 SEER.
Energy Star Appliances – An allowance that ensures customers can choose “Energy Star” rated appliances.
These building practices save our customers hundreds of dollars per year in energy costs and give the satisfaction of knowing we are doing the right thing for both the customer and the environment.
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*FPL Buildsmart website
** Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) which is defined by the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute