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Our next move is to acquire all the necessary building permits from the City. Once those are set in place, we can begin construction. We will help you with preparation before and during the remodel. Prior to groundbreaking, the Production Manager will meet with you, the Homeowner, and the Project Supervisor, who will oversee all the work performed on your remodel. This ensures that everyone understands the scope and goals of your project. During construction, you will have daily updates from the Project Supervisor and access to the Production Manager with any questions that may come up.
Green Building
Designing a resource-efficient home is an integrative process. It involves site selection and evaluation, building design, construction, operation, maintenance, and deconstruction. All parties including contractors, architects, landscape designers, owners, engineers, government agencies, suppliers, and utility companies should be involved in planning and design for the most effective integration of components. A green home designs waste and pollution out of the process by combining site characteristics, materials, mechanical systems, and design elements to maximize resources.
Home design should consider:
  • Location relative to transportation, sewer, water, power, fire and other existing infrastructure
  • Natural site characteristics that may enhance or restrict design,e.g. solar access,stream corridor, etc.
  • Efficient use of space for floorplan layout, e.g. shape and size
  • Environmentally and socially considerate parking and road network, e.g. efficient access, reduce impervious materials, community oriented
  • Green product material selection
  • Efficient and comfortable floorplan, energy and water efficiency, and indoor air quality
  • Construction waste management plan
Green building practices reduce negative environmental impacts, while using the features of the site to enhance human comfort and health. Preserving site resources and conserving energy and materials in construction and building operations are important

Pre-design is the phase in which a site is analyzed for general sustainable characteristics. Incorporating green building practices at this stage can clearly define a green framework. Green design identifies the ecological characteristics of the site and addresses ways to integrate the building with the site. Pre-design issues include:
  • Proximity of the site to employment, transportation routes, and other amenities
  • Water supply and neighboring land uses
  • Existing infrastructure, i.e. sewer pipes, power lines, water mains, roads, etc.
  • Energy sources, both on-site (e.g. solar potential) and utility based
  • Ability to maintain and enhance biodiversity of site or recover a site that has been abused, i.e. stripped, eroded, invaded by non-native vegetation, etc.
  • Ability to avoid environmentally sensitive areas
  • Lot size (Smaller lots can accommodate comfortable, resource-efficient homes.)
 
 
 
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