At Stonebrook Builders our goal is to build high quality new homes in Dallas/Fort Worth that provide our homeowners with a home that is energy and water efficient, reduced maintenance and will reduce annual utility expenses. These goals will also create a healthy and relaxing home that will also help improve the earth’s environment.
What is Green Building?
Green building is a whole systems approach to the design and construction of buildings and communities with the ulti- mate goal of meeting current needs while minimizing impact on natural resources, other species and future generations. Effective environmental design and sustainable development are reflected in site planning, project design, choice of mate- rials, construction techniques, energy efficiency, and water conservation.
Green building products and construction practices can lower water and energy bills, reduce maintenance costs, and require less frequent replacement for your Dallas/Fort Worth new home.
Live More Comfortably
With good energy design, proper insulation, and efficient heating and cooling systems, Green Building helps to ensure that your home is more comfortable.
Healthier Indoor Environment
Green Building encourages the use of materials, paints, and finishes that eliminate many sources of indoor air pollution.
Less Maintenance and Higher Durability
Green Building guidelines go beyond your local building codes to recommend methods and premium materials that result in more durable homes that require less upkeep.
Good for the Environment
Conventional building construction and operation needlessly consumes large quantities of wood, water, fuel, and other materials. A green built home conserves these natural re- sources.
Effective planning and management of the site can conserve resources during construction. Protect the watershed through preservation of existing natural features including vegetation and through storm water control.
Building with sustainably harvested lumber, engineered wood products, and recycled materials greatly reduces the amount of wood fiber and construction waste, and relieves pressure on natural resources.
Zip System wall sheathing has built-in, water-resistive barrier that lets you say goodbye to house wrap forever.
Plumbing and Electrical
The use of PEX piping, efficient toilets, faucets, light bulbs, ceiling fans and other fixtures saves water, electricity, and money.
Energy Star dishwashers, refrigerators, water heaters, and clothes washers equipped with water conservation features will lower energy and water bills.
Insulation, Windows, and Radiant Barrier
Energy-efficient windows and advanced insulation tech- niques will lower utility costs and create a more comfortable home.
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
A properly designed, installed, and tested energy-efficient heating and cooling system will save money, increase com- fort, and improve indoor air quality.
Durable Class A roofing reduces replacement costs and the related impacts on landfills.
Beautiful, durable flooring options or recycled/reclaimed products are now available from many manufacturers. These materials have less impact on the environment and are healthier for the residents.