The custom home building industry has made leaps and bounds in its movement towards building Green. Green Building is not simply a title we use but a belief that we can help our planet by focusing on developing sustainable sites, reducing waste and increasing energy efficiency in a home.
Don Collins Builder has built Certified Green Homes and Energy Star rated homes throughout Raleigh, Chapel Hill and the RTP area of North Carolina and has established himself as an industry leader in Green Building.
Don Collins has done this by focusing on the key practices of Green Building:
Did you know every year we dump a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste into our planet. Now imagine the accumulation of that over several years! Material selection won’t cut this number in half, but it will prevent us from adding to it when we choose recycled or reused materials. Materials that are non- toxic and non-allergic can also be used which are better for people and the planet as a whole.
According to the EPA ( United States Environmental Protection Agency), “Water Efficiency is the smart use of our water resources through Water-Saving Technologies and simple steps we can all take around the house. Using Water Efficiently will help ensure reliable water supplies today and for future generations.”
The three components of water efficiency in green buildings according to the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) are: reducing indoor potable water, reducing water consumption to save energy, and improving the environmental well being.
Energy efficiency is one of the largest components of Green Building because of its large environmental impact. It is all about installing energy smart appliances & increasing natural light that not only lowers your ecological footprint but also your utilities bill. At Don Collins Builder we focus on building homes that meet the strict Energy Efficiency guidelines of ENERGY STAR.
Indoor Air Quality
There are few things more important than the air we breathe, and too often this topic is neglected when speaking of how we build our homes. Green homes are built with eco-friendly materials and health conscious chemicals that do not harm the environment or your health. You may reference our blog on “Improving the Air Quality in Your Home” for more information on this topic.
A Green Home is not a luxury, it is a necessity for our planet. At Don Collins Builder we believe that we have a responsibility to both our clients and our environment. Let’s build a green home together!
Since the green home building program was developed, Raleigh Green Builders have been in high demand to build energy efficient homes and expanded the trends tremendously as customers become more aware of the options available for Green Home Building. Today, we are more conscious of our everyday living and how it impacts our environment. Don Collins is one of the top Raleigh Green Builders in the area. Building certified green homes and Energy Star rated homes throughout Raleigh, Chapel Hill and RTP area of North Carolina.