By: Kevin Ahern on March 13th, 2019
Litchfield Builders: An Eco Friendly Home Building Company
Eco-friendly building is more popular than ever in both commercial and residential construction.
There are many reasons to use sustainable building practices. Some people are attracted to environmentally friendly construction because it saves money, others because of their concern for their community and the environment.
At Litchfield Builders, we've made a commitment to producing high-quality sustainable construction. With our years of experience with sustainable building, we've perfected our craft and are proud to offer green construction to businesses and families in New Haven and the surrounding area.
Whether you're seeking to build a brand new home from eco-friendly materials or you're hoping to remodel your existing home to make it more energy efficient, we can help.
Download our free guide Sustainability & Green Building in Commercial Construction to find out more about sustainable building practices, or read on to learn about our commitment to the environment and our customers.
Why Practice Eco-Friendly Home Building?
As an eco-friendly home building company, Litchfield Builders has always been a leader in innovative, sustainable construction. We're driven by our commitment to our customers, and because we believe it's the right thing to do.
Our environmentally friendly building methods help our clients reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. Sustainable building practices also lead to less pollution and a better environment overall. That's important for everyone who lives in New Haven, and important for the global community.
Litchfield Builders incorporates these practices without driving up the cost of construction. How?
- Streamlining processes. We've been doing this for a long time and know how to work as efficiently as possible; this keeps costs low while we deliver the best quality work to our customers.
- Vendor relationships. We've got good vendor relationships with material suppliers, so we get the best price possible for our eco-friendly products.
- Minimal change orders. Maintaining good communication with customers helps us minimize expensive change orders, thus keeping costs low.
How Do We Practice Eco-Friendly Building?
Eco-friendly construction takes many forms. Here's what you can expect from us:
Construction Waste Recycling
Construction waste fills landfills and contributes to pollution. The more waste that gets recycled, the less waste is released into the environment. There are many opportunities for recycling after a construction project is over. Scrap metal, lumber, material packaging and masonry can all be reused or recycled after a construction project is finished.
We also do everything in our power to avoid creation of waste. By measuring accurately, planning properly and communicating with the client, we only buy what we need to complete our work.
We're committed to reducing or eliminating the pollution in nearby water sources after completion of a construction project. We accomplish our goals by minimizing the disturbances to the environment, controlling dust, stabilizing disturbed areas and protecting slopes. This helps protect the water in our community as well as our ground water supply.
Use Sustainable and Recycled Materials
Because we are an eco-friendly home building company, we use sustainable and recycled materials whenever possible. Reclaimed wood, recycled metal, natural insulation like wool and energy efficient appliances help us create cutting edge eco-friendly buildings.
Our environmentally-friendly buildings help customers save money while also setting an expectation in the community for use of sustainable products. We think of ourselves as change leaders, setting a precedent for others to follow. In the future, we hope that all construction companies in Connecticut will use environmentally friendly building practices.
Learn environmentally-friendly and energy efficient practices for commercial construction in Connecticut.
Create Energy Efficiency
Creating energy efficiency is what we do. Our clients look to us for energy efficiency, because of our experience with sustainable building.
Use ENERGY STAR Rated Appliances
We help our clients choose ENERGY STAR rated appliances for their kitchen remodels and home building projects. Use of ENERGY STAR rated products helps customers save money on utilities and reduce their environmental footprint.
Solar energy reduces our client's dependency on the electrical grid. Solar panels helps boost property values as well, so solar panels are becoming increasingly popular in new construction.
Insulation helps reduce energy costs while also ensuring that the structure stays comfortable year-round. Increasingly, customers are turning to products made from materials like recycled denim and wool. When they're no longer in use, these natural insulators are biodegradable.
Practice Energy Intelligent Design
Our energy intelligent design brings together all of the above mentioned environmentally friendly practices. Each home and building we design incorporates sustainable materials, energy efficient products and energy-saving measures to help ensure that our structures are the most efficient they can be for our clients.
Advantages of Eco-Friendly Building
There are many advantages of eco-friendly building, which can be broken down into the following categories:
Green renovations provide almost instant savings for homeowners and business owners. Installing energy efficient windows, ENERGY STAR appliances, better insulation and other green features can help home and business owners save hundreds of dollars annually on their utilities.
Some green construction projects require a greater financial investment up front, but this investment is offset by monetary savings that lasts for decades. The more energy saved through new construction and remodeling, the more money saved for homeowners and business owners.
Sustainable building practices help business and homeowners reduce their dependence on fossil fuels while also reducing their carbon footprint. By enabling people to build more sustainable homes and businesses, we're helping to keep Connecticut clean and beautiful, now and into the future.
Going green is the right thing to do. By cleaning up our environment, we help create a more functional society. Our children and our children's children will have better lives if we can focus on environmentally friendly construction now.
Contact Litchfield Builders to Get Started
Will you be building or renovating your home in the coming year? What environmentally-friendly building practices will you be incorporating into your project? Why is environmentally-friendly building important to you? Leave your comments in the box below.
At Litchfield Builders, we're committed to eco-friendly building and construction. We use all of the latest innovations to make our construction projects sustainable.
To find out more about how you can make your construction project, business remodel or home remodel more environmentally friendly, contact us today. You can also learn more about environmentally friendly construction in our publication, Sustainability & Green Building in Commercial Construction.
About Kevin Ahern
Kevin is the Co-Founder of Litchfield Builders, an award-winning, industry leader with a reputation for managing projects others shy away from. They are known for their high-quality work, customer service, and reliability and though still relatively small in size, Litchfield Builders now competes with some of the areas largest firms in both the residential and commercial arenas.