Energy Efficient Homes
Montana Heritage Home Builders, Inc., MHHB, is committed to building energy efficient homes. Montana Heritage Home Builders constructs homes that are designed to save money through cost-effective procedures, create comfort, and last. 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.
Green Your Home with a Certified Green Professional
Allen Ream, President of Montana Heritage Home Builders, is recognized as a Certified Green Professional, CGP, through the National Association of Home Builders, NAHB.
Montana Heritage Home Builders is a team of professionals led by Allen Ream that know how to combine good, cost-effective building science with an ever-expanding selection of products and materials to build or remodel a home with sustainability in mind.
MHHB is trained to incorporate energy, water and resource efficiency, improved indoor environmental quality and sustainable and locally sourced products into their projects – and to teach you, the client, how to best take advantage of these features.
Trying to build or renovate a home to be green can be a complex, confusing process without some professional guidance. Terminology such as low-E windows, dual-flush toilets, tankless water heaters, and ENERGY STAR ratings doesn’t make a lot of sense without some explanation, and with the ever-growing number of products on the market today promoted as “green,” it’s hard to know which ones will actually achieve your goals.
A CGP refers to the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard, the nationally approved benchmark for the design, construction and operation of green homes, to help you understand all the factors that should be considered when building green and work with you to decide what is appropriate for your project. MHHB will help you choose the right products and advise you on how to ensure everything works the way it is designed to and operates at maximum efficiency.
You can be certain a member of the building industry with a CGP designation is a trained professional. They complete a series of classes and have at least two years’ building industry experience before they earn the designation. Allen Ream has completed the classes, plus he has over 20 years of building industry experience.
CGPs also are required to adhere to the CGP Code of Ethics and complete 12 hours of building industry and green-related continuing education every three years.
If you are building a new home, MHHB understands how to best take maximum advantage of the natural contours of the land and how to preserve water quality on site. For example, we will design a home’s window placements to either promote the sun’s heating effects in the home in colder climates, or offset it in warmer regions. We’ll recommend trim, cabinets, and flooring that don’t use harmful solvents and sealers, and we’ll show you how you can save water inside and outside your home.