New Construction

 

If you are building a new home then we can help to make it better! Our clients include individuals building their dream home, builders of custom and spec single-family homes, residential developers and builders of multi-family homes for all income groups. Our clients all have one thing in common – a commitment to building energy-efficient, sustainable homes.

The best time to plan for energy-efficiency is at the design stage. At this stage we can analyze energy-saving options and recommend a package of specifications to optimize the thermal envelope. We can also make recommendations on the key mechanical, electrical & plumbing systems that will deliver the desired energy-performance at the best cost. Involvement at the design phase is particularly important for anyone planning to build to the National Green Building Standard as key decisions on site development and materials selection must be made early in the project and can have a significant impact on the points that can be earned in these categories. Once design and construction are finalized we work with our clients to certify that their home has been built to the standards of leading programs including:

  • ENERGY STAR for Homes

  • National Green Building Standard

  • Zero Energy Ready Home

  • CT Energy Efficiency Fund Residential New Construction Program

 

Certification of homes typically involves several steps including:

  • Energy modeling to determine the HERS index and projected energy consumption

  • In-progress inspections

  • Final inspection and testing

  • Verification of documentary evidence of compliance

  • Issuing certificates

  • Reporting results to the appropriate program administrators

 

If you are a building a new home for others or yourself please contact us for a no obligation discussion of your objectives and plans.

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