ertified green building is a specialized building process that works for any style, size, location or lot type. Any home can be built healthy, high performing and certified green! Flynner Building Company chooses to certify all of our homes under the National Green Building Standard. [ Download Brochure ] The National Green Building Standard utilizes a third party verification process that guarantees the homeowner receives exactly what was promised – a healthy, environmentally responsible and more economical home.
The National Green Building Standard incorporates 6 areas of environmental concern into each home, know as Green Building Categories. Under these 6 categories are a variety of distinct line items that a builder and homeowner can select from when designing a green home. The 6 Green Building Categories are:
1. Lot Design, Preparation and Development 2. Resource Efficiency 3. Energy Efficiency 4. Water Efficiency5. Indoor Environmental Quality 6. Operation Maintenance and Homeowner Education
Lot Design, Preparation and Development – Resource-efficient design and development practices help reduce the environmental impacts and improve the energy performance of the home.
Resource Efficiency – Creating resource-efficient designs and using resource-efficient materials can maximize function while optimizing the use of natural resources. This includes reused, recycled and renewable materials.
Energy Efficiency - This is a “whole systems” approach, which incorporates, HVAC systems, foundations, insulation, windows, appliances, duct sealing, tankless water heaters and much, much more.
Water Efficiency – Green homes focus on water conservation both indoors and out by using such items as duel-flush toilets, ENERGY STAR appliances and moisture sensing sprinkler systems.
Indoor Environmental Quality – Green homes reduce the amount of indoor toxins by eliminating the materials and sources that emit harmful vaporous contaminants.
Operation Maintenance and Homeowner Education – Improper or inadequate maintenance can defeat the builder’s best efforts to create a resource efficient home, therefore time is taken to educate the homeowner about proper operation of their new systems.