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Sustainable builder in Stillwater

Green Living

Modern Decor at Style & Structure

What does being a certified green builder mean, and why is it important?

According to research, nearly 40% of American consumers consider environmentally sustainable products as an integral part of their lifestyle. This number is continuously growing as home owners become more knowledgable of it's importance. Given that a person's home is a reflection of their identity, it's crucial to adopt eco-friendly and sustainable building practices that prioritize resource efficiency and promote healthier living. These methods involve utilizing construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and demolition techniques. Style & Structure is honored to be a Certified Greenpath Builder.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Elements of a Sustainable Green Home

Manufactured Products

Weather  Resistant Materials

Tight Building Envelope

Radon Tests

Energy Efficiency Testing

Energy Efficient Appliances

LED Lighting

Air Source Heat Pump

Energy Efficient Windows/Doors

Moisture and Water Control

Renewable Energy

Low Emitting Materials

Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures

Efficient Mechanical Systems

Solar Panels

Geothermal

Designing homes at Style & Structure

Healthy Home vs. Green Home

A healthy home is a living space that promotes the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of its occupants, while a green home aims to reduce its impact on the environment and promote sustainability. These two concepts are interconnected, and a healthy home often incorporates green features and practices. This symbiotic relationship benefits both the well-being of the inhabitants and the health of the planet.

 SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

and their

COST SAVING BENEFITS

Solar Panels

Installing solar panels on your roof allows you to generate your own clean energy and reduce your reliance on the grid. This can result in significant savings on your electricity bills, especially over the long term. Additionally, excess energy generated by your solar panels can be sold back to the grid, further reducing your expenses.

Energy-Efficient Appliances/Mechanical Systems

Upgrading to energy-efficient appliances, such as refrigerators, washing machines, and HVAC systems, can lead to substantial savings on your utility bills. These appliances consume less energy, resulting in lower electricity costs without compromising performance.

Rainwater Harvesting Systems

Collecting rainwater for non-potable uses, such as watering plants or flushing toilets, can reduce your water consumption and lower your water bills. Rainwater harvesting systems can be integrated into your green home design, providing a sustainable and cost-effective solution.

Efficient Insulation

Proper insulation is crucial for reducing energy loss and maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature. Investing in high-quality insulation materials and sealing any air leaks can result in significant savings on heating and cooling costs.

Smart Home
Technologies

Incorporating smart home technologies, such as automated thermostats and lighting systems, can optimize energy usage and reduce wastage. These technologies allow you to monitor and control your energy consumption, resulting in lower utility bills.

Geothermal

A geothermal heating/cooling system will cost more than a traditional HVAC system. Recouping these costs through energy savings could take anywhere from 5-15 years depending on utility rates and the cost of installation.

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