Building Green

Sam is a Certified Green Professional—recognized by the National Association of Home Builders. He is also an Energy Star Builder.

Serving on the HBA Green Builders Committee, Sam is committed to keeping up with the industry’s move towards “building green.” Building green typically involves considering resource efficiencies and environmental impact when building your new home. A green home results in a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly home.

Sam offers clients multiple choices of energy-saving new home exteriors, from Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) to foam insulation-innovative options that help homeowners achieve energy savings.

WHAT IS AN ICF HOME?

icf-photo-galleryICF homes offer a new style of home construction that features insulated concrete forms to form airtight, insulating concrete walls. Because they are extremely well insulated, ICF homes deliver drastically reduced heating and cooling costs. In addition to potentially saving a homeowner 50% on heating and cooling, ICF walls are fire, earthquake and termite resistant. Growing in popularity, ICF homes are now being built in many different styles across the country.

Click here to learn more about Building Green at the National Association of Homebuilders website.

WHAT IS ENERGY STAR?

Energy StarWith ENERGY STAR, you know you’re making the right decision—for your wallet, for your family, and for the environment—bringing these important benefits: Lower Utility Bills By using less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating, ENERGY STAR certified homes deliver approximately 20% savings on annual utility bills. Over the 7 to 8 years that a typical family lives in a home, you can save thousands of dollars in maintenance cost. Enhanced Performance In ENERGY STAR certified homes, comfort is ensured with consistent temperatures between and across rooms; indoor air quality is enhanced by reducing dust, pollen, bugs, and excessive humidity; and durability is improved with comprehensive water protection, windows that block damaging sunlight, and better grade equipment. Environmental Protection The energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants. So, by using less energy to operate, ENERGY STAR certified homes help to prevent air pollution—an added benefit for today’s environmentally-conscious consumer looking for “green” choices.