For those of you whoare interested in incorporating "Green" into your home projects, UBuildIt's experienced and professional consultants can assist you. The money you save by managing your own building or remodeling project will allow you to include even more green aspects into your home.
A common and excellent question that we here at UBuildIt are asked on a daily basis is: What is Green Building and why should I do it?
The answer simply put is: Green Building, also known as sustainable, ecological, and eco-designed, is a way of looking at buildings in terms of reducing energy use, conserving water, improving indoor air quality, and reducing dependence on our natural resources.This is a fantastic goal, but we found a huge discrepancy with people in our industry regarding Green Building, so UBuildIt has taken the concept in a slightly different direction.
Your UBuildIt Certified Green Build Planning Consultant will help you to look at Green Building purely from a cost benefit standpoint!
Did you know that there are a number of different types of Green Build rating systems, and even they don’t agree on what is truly of benefit and what is not?
For example. If you chose a product that lowered your energy bill by $150 a month that would be fantastic but what if that same product raised your mortgage payment by $225 a month? Is it still a good value? Is it even still the best option for the environment?
The answer is: Sometimes yes and sometimes no. This is the perspective we take at UBuildIt Green Build and the types of questions we want to help you see – and answer!
Also, if you choose to go true Green Build to the point of seeking national certification we want you to fully understand the value of each type and what is required for each level of certification: Be it NAHB Green Build Category base performance for Bronze, Silver, Gold or Emerald and ICC 700 National Green Building Standards or LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) with its Silver, Gold and Platinum levels based on Sustainable Sites, Water Conservation, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality.
Which one is best for you?
UBuildIt has a unique perspective on Green Building, just as we do on all levels of construction. We assume that you are the person best equipped to know what is right for you and your family. All you need is the information. This is what we provide, so please schedule a free planning meeting and see how building Green with UBuildIt is the best way to build!