What is a “green” home?
The primary difference between a green home and a home built to today’s conventional standards is the whole house systems approach. This concept considers six key components that work together in design to create a home that is energy efficient, comfortable and promotes wise use of resources. These six components are:
- Lot or site design and development
- Resource efficiency
- Energy efficiency
- Water efficiency
- Indoor environmental quality
- Owner education
Today, there are so many advances in green home building that provide choices to consumers. Choices we could only dream about just a few years ago. Just adding a few green products to a home does not automatically make the home “green” or perform well.
We at Ascent Home Builders consider all the components of building your home or addition. We take time to listen to your needs and concerns. We know that asking the right questions can lead to understanding and clarity for both client and builder. The end result is a home that is owner and site specific, conserves energy, is healthy and comfortable and has less impact on our natural resources.
Every client wants the best value for their project. Design, Communication, organization and effective project management are values that go way beyond price These values lead to the knowledge that your home was designed and built to save money on utility bills, maintenance and will be a safe and healthy place for your family to live for years to come.
Ascent Home Builders is proud to be an Energy Star Partner, and a member of National Association of Home Builders Certified Green Building Professionals. We are actively pursuing creative ways to build homes that incorporate the whole house systems approach.