What can I do to make my new home or renovation green?
Implementing new green technologies will significantly lower your energy costs while benefiting the environment. Some of these technologies include using:
- Sustainably-harvested lumber
- Spray foam, Cellulose, or blown fiberglass insulation to insulate and seal your home
- Low-VOC products
- Energy effecient windows designed to reduce energy transfer
- Geothermal HVAC
- On-demand hot water
- Energy Star appliances
- Solar-heated hot water
- Radiant floor heat
- On-site recycling of worksite materials
- Locally produced materials limiting transportation distances
- Alternative materials that require less energy to produce
Easterling Fine Homes is dedicated to improving homebuilding through implementing green home technologies. Every home we build is at minimum an ENERGY STAR® Certified home. ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that qualifies homeowners for lower energy rates with their energy providers. Energy efficient choices in the construction of a home can save families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort.
We provide environmentally-friendly building techniques and materials by utilizing technologies that allow for better energy savings without sacrificing the quality of the home expected by our clients. Our goal is to maintain the highest standards without compromising any aspects of the building process.
While building a green-standard certified home can increase the building budget, choosing to utilize just a few green options such as ENERGY STAR® can significantly improve the performance of your new home with only a small increase in cost. These green additions will substantially reduce the energy costs of your new home or renovation.