To minimize environmental impact during the home building and remodeling process we use high performance building envelopes, efficient heating systems, LED and compact florescent lighting, solar hot water and photovoltaic electric generation, job site recycling, and quality materials that stand the test of time.
This recent design build project achieved a 5-star Plus Energy Rating. We worked closely with Efficiency Vermont in the Energy Star program to build a high efficiency home. Through careful air sealing and a blower door test prior to sheetrock we earned an air infiltration rate test result of 474 CFM at 50 Pascals. The overall efficiency rating was a Home Efficiency Rating Score (HERS) of 37.