How to Build a Green House
November 30, 2015
Having a beautiful home isn’t enough for the most discerning homebuyers in the Northern Virginia area—today, buyers want a home that is both luxurious and sustainable. Our skilled design team is often asked how to build a green home to ensure a minimized carbon footprint and energy bill.
At Sekas Homes, we’re proud of building green homes that meet the every need of our buyers. No matter what you’re interested in, from sustainable building products to energy-efficient appliances, we can deliver.
Learn more about building a green home in Northern Virginia by contacting us online or by phone at 703-594-7449.
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Our Green Building Practices
Because of our dedication to sustainability and green building, Sekas custom homes use less energy than older homes half their size! Some of our energy-saving green building practices include installing:
- High-efficiency windows, such as Andersen 400 Series Low-E4 Windows
- ENERGY STARÂ® certified GE appliances
- High-efficiency hot water heaters, HVAC systems, and bath fans
- Low-flow toilets and plumbing fixtures
- Energy-saving foam insulation for exterior walls
- Reflective roofing plywood, including TechShield Radiant Barrier
- Programmable thermostats
- And more!
In addition to our numerous standard energy-efficient building practices, we can provide many green building materials on request such as bamboo flooring, sustainable carpeting, and more. All of our green home options are designed to provide an energy-efficient solution without sacrificing luxury, comfort, or quality.
When demolishing existing homes, Sekas Homes recycles materials including copper, aluminum, wiring, steel, and even brick and concrete. We have also used the services of the nonprofit organization Second Chance to assist in the deconstruction of homes so that many products, like windows and appliances, can be reused.
Vienna Green Builder Certification
Not only are we ENERGY STAR qualified, but we have been recognized by the Town of Vienna as a green builder under their Vienna Green Builder Certification. Builders and architects receive this certificate when they adopt an independent energy efficiency program or incorporate innovative technologies such as geothermal heating and cooling, solar heat collectors, and grid-connected photovoltaic panels or shingles into their construction.
Build a Green Custom Home with Sekas Homes
When you choose Sekas Homes as your homebuilder in Northern Virginia, we can help you build the home you’ve always dreamed of. We can add all of the touches you need to make your home sustainable and beautiful.
Contact us online or by phone at 703-594-7449 to schedule a tour of one of our homes or to learn more!