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Halliday Builders has been ‘building green’ for years. Through the use of framing techniques and products that save lumber, highly efficient heating and cooling systems, plumbing fixtures that save water and energy saving insulation techniques, your new home will be energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

Ideas for building your new ‘green’ home*
Natural daylight should reach at least 75 percent of your home’s interior. Natural ventilation (via building orientation, operable windows, fans, wind chimneys, and other strategies) should bring plentiful fresh air inside the house.

The HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system should filter incoming air and vent stale air outside. The garage should not have any air-handling equipment or return ducts, and it should have an exhaust fan.

Vine-covered green screens, large canopy trees, and other landscaping should shade exterior walls, as well as the driveway, patios, and other “hardscape” features, to minimize heat islands.

Your home should be oriented on its site to bring abundant natural daylight into the interior to reduce lighting requirements and to take advantage of any prevailing breezes.

Ideally, your home will generate some of its own energy from renewable sources using technologies like photovoltaic systems.

Dual-glaze windows reduce heat gain in summer and heat loss during cold winter months.

The roof should be a light-colored, heat-reflecting Energy Star roof, or a green (landscaped) roof, to reduce heat absorption.

Windows and exterior doors should be Energy Star rated, and they should seal tightly to avoid heat gain in summer and heat loss in winter.

A green home has a water-conserving irrigation system.

A green home will have been constructed or renovated with healthy, nontoxic building materials and furnishings. Low- and zero-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints and sealants, and nontoxic materials like strawboard for the sub-flooring are examples of these healthier building products.

Wood-based features, such as floors, should come from rapidly renewable sources like bamboo, but if tropical hardwoods are used, they must be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

*Source: Green Home Guide

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