Green Building

We create healthy, sustainable, and energy-efficient living spaces for you and your loved ones, and are nationally recognized for our expertise in green building.

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What are the Benefits of a Green Home Remodel?

Home improvement shouldn’t be about aesthetics alone. With skillful planning, you can combine beauty and functionality to design a home that works better for you and the environment.

Here’s why you should consider a green home remodel:

Eco-Friendly

We practice material efficiency by using sustainable, recyclable products that require fewer resources, like energy and water. Our environmentally responsible products help us minimize waste that would otherwise end up in landfills. By going green, you’re reducing your carbon footprint, helping protect forests and wildlife, and improving water and air quality.

Health-Focused

Indoor air can be 2-5 times more toxic than outside air, and is often linked to health issues, including allergies, asthma, heart problems, and lung cancer. The EPA ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental dangers. Green home remodels emphasize natural light and fresh air, while using good ventilation techniques and low-toxic materials.

Cost-Effective

Going green may cost more up front, but it saves you money in the long run. According to the US Department of Energy, the average family spends $2,200 per year on energy bills. Energy efficient upgrades can reduce that cost by 30%. Green building materials also cost less to maintain, and last longer than their non-sustainable counterparts.

Valuable

Homebuyers are increasingly drawn to environmentally friendly designs and materials. The National Association of Home Builders states 89% of buyers desire Energy Star-rated windows, while 81% desire an Energy Star rating for the entire home. According to Seattle.gov, 96% of homebuyers are willing to pay more for a home with green features, and 80% of homebuyers claim new homes aren’t meeting their environmental expectations.

Increased Comfort

Green building protects your health, reduces stress, and improves your quality of life. Functional, beautiful, environmentally-friendly designs can turn your home into a sanctuary from the chaotic world outside.

Green building promotes a healthy environment and improves our community’s sustainability. By going green, you’re not just bettering your life and the lives of your loved ones, but also the lives of future generations.

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