Building Green and Energy Savings - Adams Design Construction

What is Sustainable Building?

The Evironmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines Sustainable Building as follows:

"The buildings in which we live, work, and play protect us from nature's extremes, yet they also affect our health and environment in countless ways. As the environmental impact of buildings becomes more apparent, a new field called "green building" is gaining momentum."

"Green, or sustainable, building is the practice of creating and using healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance and demolition."
Green construction methods can be integrated into buildings at any stage, from design or construction, to renovation and deconstruction. However, the most significant benefits can be obtained if the design and construction team takes an integrated approach from the earliest stages of a building project.

Potential benefits of green building can include:

Environmental benefits

  • Enhance and protect biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Improve air and water quality
  • Reduce waste streams
  • Conserve and restore natural resources

Economic benefits and Energy savings

  • Reduce operating costs
  • Create, expand, and shape markets for green product and services
  • Improve occupant productivity
  • Optimize life-cycle economic performance

Social benefits

  • Enhance occupant comfort and health
  • Heighten aesthetic qualities
  • Minimize strain on local infrastructure
  • Improve overall quality of life

For more regarding Building Green, click here for the EPA information.

Green Resources and Energy Savings Supported by Adams Design Construction


Tapping the heat within the earth, geothermal energy provides electricity and efficient heating and cooling.


Solar energy technologies promise to improve our air quality, support out economy, and increase energy security.


Wind energy is a clean, domestic energy source that is competitive with conventional fuel sources. Wind energy can be produced anywhere in the world where the wind blows with a strong and consistent force.

How does your home measure up?

Could you save some money by converting to Geo-thermal to heat and cool your home?

Are your windows old and drafty?

Is the insulation in your attic sufficient?

Contact Adams Design Construction today to schedule your Home Energy Assesment. We will help you to find out ways you can save energy, save money, and be more green!



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