Green Builder

What can I do to make my new home or renovation green?

A house is a system. You save money and improve performance when you take cost-effective measures that reduce building loads, and then install systems and appliances that are the right size to meet the reduced loads.   The first step is to evaluate your homesite for the factors that affect temperature, that is sun, wind, vegetation, and water, which should always be in the design stage.

Implementing new green technologies will significantly lower your energy costs while benefiting the environment. Some of these technologies include using:

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.