Green Homes Independence MO

This page provides useful content and local businesses that can help with your search for Green Homes. You will find helpful, informative articles about Green Homes, including "What Makes a Green Home Green?". You will also find local businesses that provide the products or services that you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Independence, MO that will answer all of your questions about Green Homes.

Aruba Homes, Inc.
(913) 397-7881
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Vasut Construction, Inc.
(816) 424-6469
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Acuff Homes Co., Inc.
(913) 851-3384
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Homoly Construction, Inc.
(816) 891-2444
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

James Engle Custom Homes, LLC
(816) 616-9788
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Noblit Didier Development, LLC
(816) 365-4997
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Affordable, Site-Built Homes, Owner/Builder

Butler Custom Builder, LLC
(913) 856-4664
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

J.S. Robinson Construction, Inc.
(913) 441-2988
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Bellah Homes, LLC
(816) 697-2870
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Ward Realty and Development Company, Inc.
(785) 766-1739
Kansas City, KS
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

What Makes a Green Home Green?

Planning to build a green home can be confusing. What makes a green home green? What factors are most important and why?

Factors such as, building envelope, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, renewable energy, local conditions and green materials have significant effects on the health and efficiency of our homes. Deciding what matters the most to you and your family is up to you.

Protecting your home from the elements is one of the most important considerations. The building envelope is the separation between the interior and exterior of a home (essentially, it is the outer shell). This separation is usually made up of walls, a roof, and a foundation and is an important factor in the home’s efficiency.

Building envelope efficiency can be improved via enhancements such as better insulation, insulating window shades, high efficiency windows, and house orientation. After optimizing the energy performance of a building’s envelope it makes sense to consider forms of renewable energy. Solar electric and thermal systems capture energy from the sun reducing the reliance on electric and gas utilities and their associated utility bills.

Energy efficiency is an integral part of building a green home, but attention to the indoor air quality is important for the health of your family. Choose wood or concrete floors instead of carpeting, which traps dust and dirt. If you prefer carpet choose one with an adhesive that has low or no VOCs (volatile organic compounds, their dissipation into the air can harm the environment) or one made of organic fibers.

VOCs have traditionally been included in other building products, such as fiberglass insulation, paint, and particleboard. Today, many low or no-VOC alternatives are available. Air-exchange is also important to indoor air quality. Indoor and outdoor air needs to be exchanged adequately so that any naturally occurring indoor air pollutants such as smoke, air-borne bacteria, odors, and dust are eliminated.

The next factor to consider is location . Considering climate is important so you can build a home that withstands common weather patterns. Also, buying materials (like lumber and stone) that are produced locally (within 500 miles) of your home is a standard green practice because it cuts down on pollution caused by transporting materials.

Rapidly renewable or recycled materials can also be used during construction. Bamboo floors, for example, are both a beautiful and sustainable material. ...

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