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Custom Homes - Owl Ridge | The Corbo Group | Woodbury, CT
Building Custom Green Homes For Connecticut

As members of the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders), The Corbo Group designs their homes based on the 2008 NAHB Green Homes Guidelines. This honorable distinction is one more way for our homes to set themselves apart and for you our customers to know that you are doing your part in helping the environment. Green building is an effort to develop more energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally responsible homes. By incorporating various green building principles into our new homes, the average home can save as much as 50 percent on utility costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Green building also benefits society by reducing the environmental impact of a home. For example, according to the Department of Energy, “if just one in 10 households incorporated energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, we could prevent more than 17 billion pounds of air pollution, which is equivalent to removing more than 250,000 cars from the road. In addition, green buildings require less maintenance and repair, reduce short- and long-term costs, promote health among occupants and improve worker satisfaction.” (www.thegbi.com)

Why Build Green?

  1. Energy Savings. Because of increased water and energy efficiency, you'll save thousands of dollars over the life of your home.
  2. Indoor Air Quality. Green homes feature superior indoor air quality, which improves their overall livability. Green builders reduce pollutants such as chemicals and mold, and improve ventilation so your family can breathe easier.
  3. Peace of Mind. Green homes are built with the environment in mind. From energy and water efficiency, to reduced construction waste and the use of renewable materials, you can take pride in the fact that your home has less negative impact on the environment.

The NAHB Green Home initiative sets forth a very stringent set of guidelines by which to construct homes. Not only does in encompass the actual building products and construction methods, but it also requires specific design and engineering for:

  1. Lot Design, Preparation and Development (ensuring the entire process of creating a development has minimal environmental impact)
  2. Resource Efficiency (minimizing distance to suppliers and utilizing local resources)
  3. Energy Efficiency (constructing the home by the most efficient means, maximizing electrical and fossil fuel requirements, as well as insulation factors)
  4. Water Efficiency
  5. Indoor Environmental Quality (ensuring your home is well sealed and ventilated)
  6. Operation, Maintenance and Home Owner Education
  7. Global Impact

 

 

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