Building with EPS Structural Insulated Panels creates a solution that benefits the environment and your wallet. Designed to lower overall household energy consumption, emissions and indoor water consumption, an EPS home combines building science with high performance products to create new homes that are environmentally friendly.
Have an environmentally friendly site selection or "footprint"
Some of the factors involved are orientation of the house to maximize natural sunlight for heat and light, as well as shade for cooling. As a result, the home's furnace and air conditioning dosen't have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable home.
Use energy efficient designs and materials to build a "tighter" home
Less outside air infiltrating the home creates an indoor climate that is much easier to control. Also consider using LED lights and Energy Star certified appliances.
Stress material conservation and waste reduction while using sustainable products
Engineers in the building materials business have designed all kinds of products to save lumber by using optimal value engineered joists and beams that require minimal trimming and boring for mechanical runs. Green builders can even recycle job-site waste and it for yard mulch.
Many of our staff and builders hold the designation of Certified Green Building Professionals. The designation was awarded after completion of a three-day training program.
National Green Building Certification assures homeowners that your project meets the requirements of either the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines or the ICC 700-2008 National Green Building Standard and are truly green.
Certified Green Building Professionals are able to measure a home building project against the best existing definition of green and sustainable home construction and incorporate green building principles into the homes they build.
The Certified Green Professional is administered by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) University of Housing. According to the standards developed through the NAHB, the design, construction, and operation of a green home must focus on energy and water efficiency, resource efficient building design and materials, indoor environmental quality, and must take the overall impact on the environment into account.