Wetherburne Homes: Our Future Is Green

Friday, July 11, 2008

Our built surroundings -- particularly the houses we live in -- have a profound effect on the environment and the communities we love to call home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average U.S. home causes twice as much greenhouse emissions as a single car. Global climate changes and the steady depletion of essential natural resources are making headlines, and residential construction is partly to blame. Preserving the scenic beauty and natural environment of our communities plays a vital role in ensuring a cleaner, healthier planet for generations to come. Green building, or sustainable building, is a way to make a positive difference in the world around us and significantly reduce the impact of humankind on the planet. At Wetherburne Homes, we fully embrace sustainable building practices, design techniques, and earth-friendly products and materials to create quality homes that tread lightly on the earth. Currently you will find the following "green" elements in our homes:

  • Energy Star compliant windows with Low "E" Glass
  • Low VOC interior paint
  • High efficiency furnaces (selected models)
  • OSB sheathing with Tyvek house wrap
  • Engineered floor truss systems
  • Energy Saving Insulation including R15 Walls and R38-49 Insulation in blown attic areas
  • Energy Star Refrigerators and Dishwashers (selected models)

In our ongoing efforts to do our part in protecting the environment, we are committed to continually exploring the latest advances in "green" home systems and building materials. Utilizing information from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program (LEED), and Energy Star, we consistently strive to build healthier, more comfortable houses that are less expensive to operate yet never compromise our superior standard of craftsmanship. It's our promise to you, and to our planet earth.

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“My father has been building homes for over 30 years and he was amazed at the materials used, the craftsmanship and the attention to detail that went into the construction of our home.”

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