THE GREEN HOME

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What is a Green Home?

A Green Home is a design and construction practice of increasing the efficiency with which Green Homes use resources - energy, water and materials - while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment. Going Green helps promote the health and well-being of your family, the community and the environment. A Green Home also has positive social and environmental ramifications that assert your commitment to the future and the way we live for years to come.

Clear Oak Designs is proud to be a Certified Green Building Professional and we can advise you on all aspects of Green Home Techniques. We have been training our staff about how to build with more attention to energy efficiency, resource efficiency and alternative energy. We now have two home designers who are Certified Green Building Professionals. Berto, our foreman and Juan, one of our senior crew leaders have also attended green building training and are working on getting their certification.

Green sustainable cabinetry available-one that uses wood which has been harvested sustainably and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, finished in a waterproof coating that is very low or no VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) and SVOC's - meaning it does not off-gas any toxic chemicals.

Please contact us if you're interested in a consultation about the benefits of a Green Home and Going Green! 408-436-5448

clear oak design green builderWhy a Green Home?

There are many reasons to go green but they fall into three categories:

  • Environmental benefits of include improved air and water quality, reduced waste streams and conservation and restoration of our natural resources.

  • Economic benefits include reduced operating costs.

  • Social benefits include improved comfort and health, heightened aesthetic qualities and an improved overall quality of life.

As a Certified Green Builder, Clear Oak Design offers consultation and advice on the following points of a Green Home:

Energy Savings

  • Energy Efficiency to save you on Gas and Electric Bill.
  • Upgrading insulation to prevent significant energy loss using formaldahyde free insulations, including Johns Manville, cotton and foam insulations.
  • Window & door replacements to upgrade "R" value.
  • Sealing Air Gaps in the Home to Prevent Heat and Cooling Loss.
  • Photo Volteic & Hot Water Solar Systems.
  • Lighting Consultation on High Efficiency Lighting & Controls.
  • Passive Solar Heat Gain Heat Design.
  • Natural Cooling Design.
  • Heat Recovery - upgrading furnace, hot water heater and air flow balancing.
  • Radiant Barriers.

Water Conservation

  • Conserve Water through Tankless Hot Water Heater
  • Storm Water / Rain Water Collection System
  • Dual Flush Toilet

Indoor Air Quality

  • Use of Non-Toxic Insulation & Other Building Substances
  • Cotton Insultation
  • Formaldehyde Free Insulation
  • Foam Insulation

Resource Sustainability

  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Lumber & Building Products
  • Fiber-Cement Siding
  • Replaceable and Reclaimed Building Material

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