Green building refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a home’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, and maintenance. This requires close cooperation of the design team, the architects, the engineers, and the client at all project stages. Here at LHI, we use strategies that significantly reduce harmful impacts on the environment caused by homes and the home construction process.
Because LHI takes such care in providing environmentally friendly homes, benefits such as reduced energy and water consumption, improved indoor air quality and increased durability and comfort are enjoyed by our homeowners. For you, this means significantly reduced utility bills, a comfortable, healthy home for your family and reduced maintenance costs.
Green materials and processes used in the construction of our homes include:
- 90% compact fluorescent lighting (CFL)
- Low VOC emmission tile and paint
- Carpeting made from recycled milk jugs
- Insulation containing post-consumer recycled glass content
- Drought tolerant plant materials
- Advanced framing to reduce lumber usage and improve insulating efficiency
- Other products containing recycled content and low VOC’s
Over 20 years, the financial payback typically exceeds the additional cost of greening by a factor of 4-6 times. The savings in money come from more efficient use of utilities which result in decreased energy bills. It is projected that different sectors could save $130 Billion on energy bills.* At Lawrence Homes, INC, we try our best to give those savings to each of our homeowners.
*Fedrizzi, Rick,”Intro – What LEED Measures.” United States Green Building Council, October 11, 2009.