Southern Oregon’s Green Custom Home Builder
Experts in Green Certification!
We, at HamCon Builders, pride ourselves on building and operating in the most environmentally responsible ways possible. Whether it’s a new custom home, renovation or remodel, we look for ways to make the project greener and more efficient. Look to HamCon Builders for the latest in high performance custom homes.
We are experts in green certifications for your home. We believe that third party certifications, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Homes, Earth Advantage, and Energy Star, provide a tremendous added value for you. You will realize this added value in several ways: reduced utility bills, increased quality and durability, and a reduced environmental impact.
We truly believe that a greener custom home is a better custom home.
Here is a brief explanation of the three main green certifications for your custom home:
Energy Star is a nationally recognized government backed program that certifies a home to be more energy efficient than a typical home built to code. It focuses on envelope tightness, insulation, window efficiency, heating and cooling systems, water heating, lighting, and appliances. Today, if we are building a quality custom home, Energy Star certification is a minimum certification that can be achieved for almost any home we design.
Earth Advantage is a whole home green certification program. It certifies homes as Earth Advantage Silver, Gold, or Platinum. Energy Star certification is included and improved upon with this certification. Besides energy efficiency, which is a large part of this program, Earth Advantage includes building a more durable home, water efficiency, indoor air quality, optimal site selection, resource efficiency (recycling, buying local products, minimizing waste, etc.), and renewable energy. One of the greatest values of Earth Advantage and the other green certifications is the independent third-party verifiers that physically inspect your home. This assures that you are really getting what you want. Another thing Earth Advantage offers is the Energy Performance Score (EPS). The EPS gives you a “miles-per-gallon” of your home relative to a code built home. This way, you can see how your home should perform from an energy use standpoint. Also, for a limited time, we are offering FREE Earth Advantage certification!
Watch this Earth Advantage Video to find out more
LEED for Homes:
LEED for Homes is similar to Earth Advantage in being a whole home green certification program. It has four levels of certification: Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum. Please watch the video below to get an idea of what you will receive in a custom home built by HamCon Builders.
Want to learn more about Energy Star?
“ENERGY STAR is the government-backed program that helps us all save money and protect our environment with energy-efficient products and practices. Whether you are looking to replace old appliances, remodel your home, or buy a new house, ENERGY STAR can help. More than 60 types of products, including appliances, televisions, computers, heating and cooling equipment, and even new homes can earn the government’s ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR also offers best-practice solutions to make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy costs.”