Green Building & Sustainability
Sustainability is the capacity to endure. In the building industry, this concept is something we value and achieve on a daily basis. Environmentally responsible and resource efficient processes used during a building’s life-cycle not only help sustain the planet but also the homes we live in. Green building is nothing new, but the affordability of it is. Renewable energy, high efficiency heating systems and eco-friendly products are just a few possibilities that can help improve quality of life and reduce your carbon footprint. Although some initial cost may be higher than traditional building, the payback period is often short and will save you money in the long run.
We have a certified Building Performance analyst and two certified Sustainable Building Advisors on staff who can consult on the best approach to being “green” for each individual circumstance. We built the first LEED Platinum home in Washington State outside the city of Seattle. There are many incentives available to building sustainably: grants, loans and even investment opportunities can help cover the cost of building new or upgrading existing homes. We are well qualified to facilitate the process and ensure lower energy costs and peace of mind knowing we are all doing our part to achieve sustainability for generations to come.