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A green building, also known as a sustainable building, is a structure that is designed, built, renovated, operated, or reused in an ecological and resource- efficient manner....Find out what Green Building can do for you!

   

 

   

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Sunset Creek

Two fabulous homes scheduled to be built in our newest subdivision Sunset Creek. With an emphasis on Green building techniques these energy star certified homes will have 4,000 gallon cisterns on each lot to capture rain water for water conservation. Green features available (But not limited to) include: spray foam insulation, sealed crawl spaces, Tank-less water heaters, geothermal heating, low flow faucets, and energy star appliances...Find out More!

   

 

   

Sage Advice from the Experts

"One of the biggest trends we have seen gain popularity in the past year is installing spray foam insulation.  Spray foam insulation provides a quieter, more efficient and healthier indoor environment by creating a more efficient seal around the building envelope."

- Vince DeFreitas, President, Silver Developers, LLC, Apex

   

 

 

Green Building:

 

What Makes a Building Green?

 

A green building, also known as a sustainable building, is a structure that is designed, built, renovated, operated, or reused in an ecological and resource- efficient manner. Green buildings are designed to meet certain objectives such as protecting and preserving your health, using energy, water, and other resources more efficiently; and reducing the overall impact to the environment. Green buildings are sited, designed, constructed, and operated to enhance the well-being of their occupants and support a healthy community and natural environment.

In practical terms, green building is a whole-systems-approach to building that includes:

Designing for livable communities Using sun and site to the building's advantage for natural heating, cooling, and day lighting Landscaping with native, drought-resistant plants and water-efficient practices
Building quality, durable structures Reducing and recycling construction and demolition waste Insulating well and ventilating appropriately Incorporating durable, salvaged, recycled, and sustainably harvested materials Using healthy products and building practices Using energy-efficient and water-saving appliances, fixtures and technologies When implemented holistically, these strategies serve to preserve our environment for future
generations by conserving natural resources and protecting air and water quality. They provide benefits for us today by increasing comfort and well-being and helping to maintain healthy air quality. Finally, green building strategies are good for everyone's pocketbook by reducing maintenance and replacement requirements, reducing utility bills, lowering the cost of home ownership, and increasing property and resale values. Ask Silver Developers how they can help you design and build your next dream, green, home.

 

“ENERGY STAR is the government-backed program that helps us all save money and protect our environment with energy-efficient products and practices. Whether you are looking to replace old appliances, remodel your home, or buy a new house, ENERGY STAR can help. More than 60 types of products, including appliances, televisions, computers, heating and cooling equipment, and even new homes can earn the government's ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR also offers best-practice solutions to make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy costs.” For more information go to www.energystar.gov 

What Are the Economic Benefits of Green Buildings?


A green building may cost more up front, but saves through lower operating costs over the life of the building. The green building approach applies a project life cycle cost analysis for determining the appropriate up-front expenditure. This analytical method calculates costs over the useful life of the asset.

These and other cost savings can only be fully realized when they are incorporated at the project's conceptual design phase with the assistance of an integrated team of professionals. The integrated systems approach ensures that the building is designed as one system rather than a collection of stand-alone systems.

Some benefits, such as improving occupant health, comfort, productivity, reducing pollution and landfill waste are not easily quantified. Consequently, they are not adequately considered in cost analysis. For this reason, consider setting aside a small portion of the building budget to cover differential costs associated with less tangible green building benefits or to cover the cost of researching and analyzing green building options.

Even with a tight budget, many green building measures can be incorporated with minimal or zero increased up-front costs and they can yield enormous savings. Silver Developers offers many green building techniques, custom designed to fit your budget. Ask us how today!

 

Green Project:

This home was built in 1973 and was scheduled to be torn down. Our team was both innovative and creative in sectioning this house, relocating it 6 miles away and restoring it to a better day. New footings, foundation, siding, fireplace, sheetrock, painting, trim, light fixtures, decks, walks and driveway, HVAC, plumbing & electrical systems were installed and saved this home for another family to enjoy for many years to come.

 

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