BENEFITS FROM GREEN BUILDING
Lower operating costs — Reduce utility bills through greater energy and water efficiency.
Increased comfort — Fewer drafts, better humidity control, and more even temperatures throughout the home.
Improved environmental quality — Choosing materials containing fewer chemicals and designing air exchange/filtration systems can achieve a healthier indoor environment, while reducing external waste/impact.
Enhanced durability and less maintenance — Building materials and construction details are designed to increase the useful life of both the individual components and the structure as a whole.
FEATURES OF A HEALTYBUILT HOME
- Lot Design, Preparation, and Development
HealthyBuilt starts with planning and designing how the house will fit on the land to take advantage of the sun, water flow, and other ways the site can impact its efficiency.
- Resource Efficiency
By creating efficient designs and using the right materials, we can reduce job-site waste and lessen impact on the environment.
- Energy Efficiency
A major priority of healthy building, energy consumption can be greatly reduced by using efficient windows, insulation, vapor barriers, energy star appliances, and energy efficient lighting.
- Water Efficiency
Low-flow fixtures, dual-flush toilets, water collection systems, and drought-resistant landscaping all contribute to saving this precious resource.
- Indoor Environmental Quality
High-efficiency mechanical systems with fresh air intakes, low VOC paints, and chemical-free materials improve indoor air quality.