Not only does building green provide the satisfaction
that comes from environmental preservation, it also
produces significant and measurable results for
homeowners. It can increase the comfort level and
long-term durability of a home, as well as save
homeowners money through energy saving efficiencies.
These results combine together to provide the ultimate
homeowner experience; all the while creating greater
overall value for the property.
There are three general
areas that must be addressed by anyone who sincerely
desires to build an all encompassing green home or
1) Energy Efficiency
2) Water Efficiency
3) Material Efficiency/Durability
Factors that affect these three focus areas range
from improving thermal systems and HVAC systems, to
special framing & sheathing techniques; adding
high-performance appliances and lighting efficiencies,
to specially engineered plumbing systems and internal
moisture management. As you can see, there are many
systems that integrate into the 'whole' of any home. The
building 'green' philosophy strives to partner these
systems in a manner that will bring measurable results
in the areas of preservation, comfort and durability,
and cost saving.
If you are interested in
speaking with Seattle Remodeling further regarding
building a green home or addition, or if you have any
questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.