Green Custom Building in Northern Virginia
November 12, 2014
One of the most important factors for many of our homeowners is sustainable building—and it’s no wonder why. Green building practices make your home more comfortable and more affordable, as well as lowering your environmental impact. At Sekas Homes, we take pride in blending our high-end construction with smart, sustainable building. That’s why we were awarded the Town of Vienna Green Homes Certificate for Builders.
Learn more about building a custom green home in Northern Virginia—fill out the form to the right or schedule an appointment by calling 703-594-7449.
What Are the Benefits of Building Green?
Because energy-efficient homes require less energy to operate, investing in green homebuilding helps prevent air pollution by reducing the amount of fossil fuels burned to power your house. But you might be surprised to learn that many of the benefits of home energy efficiency aren’t environmental!
According to the EPA, ENERGY STARÂ® certified homes save homeowners approximately 20 percent on annual utility bills. Additionally, energy-efficient homes offer high indoor air quality with less dust, pollen, bugs, and humidity, as well as better water protection. If you plan to stay in your custom home for more than seven years, you will not only benefit from better performing home systems, but you can save thousands of dollars in maintenance costs.
The benefits of building green are limitless, and the expert builders at Sekas Homes can make any dreams you have a reality. Meet with one of our experienced consultants today to discuss all of your options and the things you’re looking for in your new custom home.
Our Green Building Practices
We’re dedicated to sustainability and green building, which is why our custom homes use less energy than older homes half their size. Some of the energy-saving green practices we use include (but are not limited to):
- High-efficiency windows, such as Andersen 400 Series Low-E4 Windows
- ENERGY STAR 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.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’re interested in building a luxurious custom home in Northern Virginia, let the experts at Sekas Homes make your choice smart, too. We can seamlessly incorporate green building practices in your new home so that it is both beautiful, functional, and efficient.
Contact us online or call us at 703-594-7449 to schedule a consultation!