Home Building Solutions -
It would be easy to keep building homes using the same technology that has been used in decades past, but with so many new and innovative advances, why would we? From the heating and air conditioning systems to the light fixtures we use, our goal is to put into practice the most cost-efficient and environmentally friendly green home building technology available today.
Lord General Contractors is an ENERGY STAR (EPA) partner and is dedicated to building homes that are as environmentally friendly as possible. Due to savvy construction and the broad range of “green” materials and appliances available, homeowners will use far fewer resources and contribute to a cleaner living environment than those living in homes using old technology—the “energy nightmares” with inadequate insulation, power-consuming appliances,and antiquated materials.
Today, with rising fuel costs and mounting concerns about the environment, Lord General Contractors is taking a pro-active interest in creating environmentally sustainable homes. We have provided information on the newest trends in home energy technology and we invite you to take a look at the latest ways to keep your home comfortable, keep your energy costs to a minimum, and keep the environment as clean as possible. Furthermore, all of the energy saving measures we take when building a home are subject to tax credits and incentives.
Much National publicity has surrounded commercial building due to the US Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system for commercial buildings. Because of this publicity green building techniques and materials have captured the attention of residential homebuilders and homeowners alike.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has divided the green construction process into eight categories;
- Lot Design, Preparation and Development
- Resource Efficiency
- Energy Efficiency
- Water Efficiency
- Indoor Environmental Quality
- Operation, Maintenance and Homeowner Education
- Global Impact
- Site Planning and Land Development