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Going Green, better for the planet, better for you...

39% of total energy use
12% of the total water consumption
68% of total electricity consumption
38% of the carbon dioxide emissions
1. Adds Value to Your Home and Investment
2. Reduces Operating Costs and Maintenance
3. Reduces Environmental impact
4. Increases Life-Span of Home
5. Increases Comfort and energy efficiency of your home

The Factory Starts the GREEN Process

Building a home in a factory automatically reduces waste, and maintains a dry environment reducing the potential for molds. Their lumber is pre-cut to length reducing waste. They also have recycling programs to handle other construction waste.

When you order your new home, you can choose GREEN options for the factory to install.

Products that use recycled material
Products lower in formaldehyde/formaldehyde free
Oriented Strand Board from fast growth forests
Hard Plank Siding
Engineered Wood Floors
Low Flow Toilets
Extra Insulation Overall

GREEN means construction that reduces waste, builds-in energy conservation, increases comfort and adds value to your home.

Did you know that in the United States, buildings account for:

Top 5 reasons to build green

GREEN Choices

Building GREEN is easy when you know what to look for. Our team at WOODLUND HOMES assists you at each phase of your home building project. Here are questions to consider.
GEO-Thermal Heating and Cooling Systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said geo-thermal (geo-exchange) heating and cooling systems are, "the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective space conditioning systems available today."

Installing a geothermal system involves special site-work and professional plumbing installation. In the diagram to the left, you can see the pipe system installed in the ground and house that circulates water through the ground and air through the home. This is the configuration for heating.

We can help you find the perfect site to install a geo-exchange system for your new home. (Image at right courtesy of Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium, Inc.)

Materials - Can the material be recycled or reused? What chemicals were used to create it? Are they durable to last longer and require less maintenance

Appliances - What energy saving features are built-in? Can you receive a rebate from your utility company for installing it? Do they use less water to operate?

Site Work - Where does the rain water run off go? Do you have wetlands or animal habitat areas to consider?

Want to learn more about "Going Green" with your new homes construction. Call us at 800.341.6211 or use our contact form and mention going green in the subject.