At Little Redstone we pride ourselves on making our builds as environmentally-friendly as possible. Clients wishing to reduce their ecological footprint are welcome to choose from the following green initiatives that help save energy, money and the environment.
- Energy efficient insulation, lighting, appliances, windows, etc.;
- Low-flow water fixtures, grey-water plumbing, landscape irrigation from household waste water;
- Building materials, modular design and fabrication processes made from recycled and/or sustainable sources;
- Reduction in indoor air pollution and indoor air emissions through elimination of harmful gases and compounds such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Formaldehyde/Urea.
1. ZERO ENERGY
A “Zero Energy” home produces all the energy it consumes. To make every LivingHome as self-sufficient as possible, we find ways to dramatically reduce the demand for energy (insulation, low energy lights, appliances, etc.) and integrate technologies that produce the majority (or all) of the power it needs.
2. ZERO WATER
Dwindling water supply is an increasing problem in many parts of the country. To conserve water, all LivingHomes use low-flow water fixtures and are grey-water ready, which means that bath, shower, washing machine and dishwasher waste waters can be used for irrigation.
3. ZERO WASTE
LivingHomes eliminates waste from every stage of the home-building process. Modular design and fabrication processes reduce the waste from 40% for a standard site-built home, on average, to just 2-10%. Almost all materials used in LivingHomes are from recycled materials and/or can be recycled.
4. ZERO EMISSIONS
Indoor air pollution from mold, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and Formaldehyde/Urea is a growing problem. Getting to zero indoor air emissions means eliminating the sources of harmful gases and compounds that are often off-gassed in indoor environments.
5. ZERO CARBON
We take many steps to reduce each home’s carbon footprint by using reclaimed and recycled materials, and by sourcing materials locally.
6. ZERO IGNORANCE
We integrate systems and training to insure our homeowners have information on how their lifestyle choices impact their resource use. With that information, we hope and assume they’ll make better choices.
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