Green Building Practices Make Sense and Save Money

The Van Gelder Construction team is experienced and trained to be aware of the many components of building a green home. This approach ranges from using sun and site to the building's advantage for natural heating, cooling, and daylighting, to using healthy, energy-efficient products and building practices.

Whenever possible, we incorporate sustainably harvested products as well as salvaged and recycled materials such as lumber and concrete. See an example of using recycled beams for a patio cover. We reduce landfill waste by segregating and sending construction waste to building recyclers.

Green building strategies help to create healthy, durable homes that reduce environmental impacts and cost less to operate and maintain.


Building Green Factoids:

The ducts in an average home leak 30%, wasting energy and dollars.

The process of manufacturing cement is responsible for 11% of greenhouse gases.