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We emphasize green building (energy and material conservation) in all our projects. 50% of all the energy used in the United States is for heating, cooling and lighting our homes and businesses. Designing our homes for higher energy efficiency helps to conserve our energy resources for tomorrow as well as reduce our individual pollution contribution today. Higher energy efficiency also helps you save money on your monthly energy bills. Our standard plans utilize 2x6 frame construction. This allows you to add 42% more insulation to the walls and conserve more energy. Upon request, we will modify your plans to utilize ICF or SIP construction for even higher energy efficiency. For more information on building a more energy efficient home, see our Green Building page and the Building a Better, Greener Home article.
When possible, we incorporate "Solar Ready" features, assuming this is feasible for your location (latitude, orientation, etc.). This simply means that we specify to have components such as conduits and/or piping installed during construction that will make it much easier to install either a photovoltaic or solar water heating systems to your home at some point in the future. This only costs a few dollars up front but can make installing your solar system less expensive in the future.
We are a distributor of LOGIX insulated concrete forms. ICFs are a building product that can significantly reduce the energy usage of your home or building, as well as make it stronger, safer and quieter. You want your new home built with ICFs! To learn more about ICFs, visit our LOGIX ICF page.
To see pictures of local homes being constructed with LOGIX ICFs: Link to LOGIX ICF page
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Visit our Green Building page for home design green building information. Also visit our Links page for links to many building and energy efficiency resources and visit our Recycle page for information regarding recycling post consumer waste items. If you need a laugh, see the funny quotes on our Miscellaneous page. We are located in Baldwin, Kansas, near Lawrence, Kansas and Kansas City.
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