What Does It Mean To Build Green?July 5th, 2015 | by Allen Ream | Posted in General | #BUILD, #CUSTOM HOME, #DESIGN, #ENERGY, #FINE DETAILS, #GREEN, #MONTANA, #PERFORMANCE
“When we build let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for…”
-John Ruskin (1819 to 1901)
Many companies and builders claim to “build green,” however very few are building to the highest possible standards. When a builder says that they build green, you need to know what to look for to see if they are building to the highest possible standards.
Some questions to get answered are:
1. What are the builders credentials? Is the builder a Certified Green Professional?
Allen Ream CGB, CGP of Montana Heritage Home Builders Inc has gone through rigorous training and classes to become a Certified Green Professional through the National Association of Home Builders.
2. Who is the builder partnered to build green with?
Montana Heritage Home Builders Inc is a proud partner of both Energy Star and Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home.
3. Are advanced technologies and practices being used in the building and design of the home?
At Montana Heritage Home Builders Inc advanced technologies and practices are combined with solid building science to construct your home in a way that is cost-effective with a high performance package of energy savings, comfort, health and durability.
Montana Heritage Home Builders Inc is committed to reducing impact on the environment and lessening our carbon footprint through the use of cutting edge, emerging technologies, and green building. MHHB homes are designed and built for you to enjoy a healthful environment that minimizes dangerous pollutants, provides continuous fresh air, and effectively filters the air you breathe. MHHB’s homes are so ultra efficient that a small solar electric system can easily offset most, or all, of your annual energy consumption.
A few questions to ask yourself- Is the builder that I am hiring and spending my hard-earned money on truly going to build my home to the highest possible standards of green building? Is the builder that I am going to trust to build one of the biggest purchases of my life truly qualified to build to the standards that I want my home built to?