Our company was formed to service the growing needs of the community by enabling builders to build more energy efficient and healthier homes, as well as providing existing homeowners home energy evaluations. We “verify a healthier, more sustainable future” for our clients.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BUILD GREEN?
Building green means incorporating environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the home building and land development process to minimize environmental impact. This means during the design, construction, and operation of a home, the home’s overall impact on the environment is taken into account. Also recognizing that improved building performance can best be achieved by concentrating on the whole building as a system. Viable green building programs address these issues and still offer flexibility in their approach.
WHAT IS AN ENERGY AUDIT FOR AN EXISTING HOME?
A complete energy inspection of the home is done to determine the cause of any issues, recommend clear steps to fix them and reduce energy bills. The Audit is an assessment of every facet of the home’s energy use. The home is pressurized which will in turn locate cold drafts and the air leaks that cause them. There is an evaluation on existing insulation, appliances, lighting and anything that uses energy or contributes to overall efficiency. Following the inspection, a recommendation will be made on how to correct any performance problems.