Green Building

To us it’s not just Green Building, it’s smart building. At Ridgeview we promote what we refer to as Eco-Conscious value to your project. This method works regardless of whether your focus is on saving the environment, saving your money or both.

With our sustainable building expertise and creative solutions you learn not just about how to design the home, or what systems to put into the home, but why it’s beneficial to the long term savings of your investment. We can collaboratively develop a green program that is uniquely yours. We will listen to your priorities and incorporate them into a building strategy that fits your personal lifestyle and budget. Together we will help you understand the price of one option but what the real cost benefit maybe to another so that you are only making decisions when you know you have all the information.

In a broad sense, green building means applying new thinking to the way we build, remodel, renovate and develop our residences and communities.

Understanding green building starts with simple fundamentals and helping you find cost effective ways to pick your shade of green is our specialty. What you can budget for today may be different than what you want to add to your home 10 years from now. At Ridgeview, we implement forward thinking into the ultimate possibility that your home is one day capable of making all the energy it uses.

Green building goes beyond reducing energy use or improving indoor air quality. It is about addressing the Home Life Cycle, so that your home saves you more money the longer you live in it and competes in the market of the future.

 

Ridgeview Construction uses the National Green Building Standard-ICC 700 as a guideline to measure performance on your home:

  • Using the National Green Building Standard:
  • Resource Efficiency
    • High-performance buildings use less operating energy
    • High-efficiency windows and insulation in walls, ceilings, and floors
    • Designers orient windows and walls and place awnings, porches, and trees to shade windows and roofs during the summer while maximizing solar gain in the winter
    • Future ability for onsite renewable energy production
  • Water Efficiency
    • Reducing water consumption and protecting water quality
  • Materials Efficiency
    • Lumber from forests that have been certified to a third-party forest standard
    • Building materials should be extracted and manufactured locally to the building site to minimize the energy embedded in their transportation
  • Indoor Environmental Quality Enhancement
    • Reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
    • Provide adequate ventilation of cleaner air from outdoors
    • Control of moisture accumulation
  • Operations and Maintenance Education
    • Ensuring operations and maintenance are part of the project’s planning and development process will help retain the green criteria designed at the onset of the project
    • Ridgeview Home Maintenance Plan