Why the “Eco” in our name? Simply put, we are an ECOlogically-minded, and ECOnomically-focused company.
Creating resource efficient designs and using resource efficient materials can maximize function while optimizing the use of natural resources. Resource efficiency is also about reducing jobsite waste. In factory-built homes, far fewer trees need to be cut down because small pieces of wood from the factory floor can be recycled and incorporated into the house. By building in a factory we are able to greatly reduce the amount of waste that results from a site-built home, as our materials and resources can be recycled and reused. Typically in a 2,000 square foot site-built home there are 8,000 pounds of waste that end up in a landfill. By going systems-built you can help to avoid this.
Creating an effective construction waste management plan and taking advantage of available recycling facilities and markets for recyclable materials, waste can be reduced by at least two-thirds, creating potential cost savings and reducing the burden on landfill space. Factory built construction processes carefully manage resource usage and maximize recycling.
First and foremost, building a green home means building an energy efficient home. Due to the constant attention to detail and the increased strength of the home, gaps and inconsistencies are greatly reduced, resulting in fewer drafts and greater savings on your electricity bill. Through a combination of high insulation requirements, Low “E” windows, a tight building envelope and a high efficiency heating and cooling systems energy consumption can be 20–30% more efficient than standard homes.