Green Home Building is Building Responsibly
Elements Design Build is committed to build Green in order to make a better world. The choices we make today today will make your home more sustainable for tomorrow and future days to come. This will give not only environmental benefits, but economic and social benefits, as well.
What are our Green Building Standards?
Green building has become more defined as technological discoveries increase. Through these discoveries, we have become aware of our poor choices of the past. Fortunately, through these same discoveries, solutions have been discovered. These solutions are what Green Building is all about. Green, or sustainable building, creates a healthier environment with less resources making a more efficient construction model.
Why choose Green Building?
As time goes on, we all discover that we have more of a responsibility to this great planet of ours. Construction accounts for 39% of energy use, 12% of water use, 68% of electricity use, and 38% of carbon dioxide emissions. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2012, December 19) Why Build Green)
As you can see, the construction process has a large impact on the natural environment. This impact effects human health and the economy in many different ways. By choosing to build Green, we can use our environmental and economic resources more wisely. These Green construction techniques can be blended into your home at any stage of construction; however, the greatest benefits come when both the design and construction teams work together. This is one of the many benefits of working with Elements Design Build. Since we will be with you through every step, we can be much more efficient than other firms.
Environmental Benefits of Green Building
- We can reduce the carbon footprint on the environment
- Reduce damaging materials that are introduced to our air and water supply
- Also reduce quantities of waste
- Conserve and restore the natural resources available to us
- Less cost to operate business due to reduced waste
- Help with the development of new Green products in your community
- Improve the economic life cycle
- Improved comfort to resident
- Many improved visual qualities
- Minimize strain on local infrastructure
- Improve quality of life for both occupant and world
What is a Green Home?
According to the National Green Building Standards, you have to address multiple concerns with environmental impacts on the structure and environment to have a “Green Home.” These environmental components are:
- Materials and Products
- Health and Safety
Elements Design Build focuses on all these components from the very beginning. We bring together a team of great people to put you in your Element!