Green Built

Certified Green Built Homes

We are a CERTIFIED Green Builder.

By building a Green Built™ home not only do you save money, breath cleaner air, live in a more durable structure, but you also can sleep better at night knowing you did your part to keep our environment clean.

Since any builder can say their home is “green”, just how can you tell the difference?

In order to help homeowners and builders, there is a statewide program available locally which will assure your new home meets national green building standards. A home certified through Green Built™ Michigan follows the national Model Green Home Building Guidelines. Seeing the Green Built™ logo on a home means it has met or exceeded a tough, national standard for quality.

Powell Construction considers seven key areas for a Green Built™ home:
  • Lot Design, Preparation & Development
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Indoor/Outdoor Water Use
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Operation, Maintenance & Homeowner Education
  • Global Impact
  • Green Built™ homes are certified by an independent, third party inspector who looks at all aspects of the home from the planning stage through completion. Points are earned through a scoring system within each of the key principles and once certain point levels are reached, a home can earn a Bronze, Silver or Gold overall rating.

    What are the benefits of a Green Built™ home?

    Did you know a typical home can have more of a negative impact on the environment than your automobile?! By building a Green Built™ home not only do you save money, breath cleaner air, live in a more durable structure, but you also can sleep better at night knowing you did your part to keep our environment clean.

    Given current energy bills, you don't want your dollars floating out the window or through a leaking duct. For that reason, the most critical principle is that of energy efficiency. All Green Built™ Certified Homes must meet the strict requirements the EPA ENERGY STAR® Home Program. This includes a complete energy analysis of the home design combined with independent testing of the final product including air and duct leakage tests, as well as thermal image testing. It is a very thorough audit process which will ensure that the energy usage of your new home will be far less than the average home--in most cases 30% to 50% better!

    Reasons to Go Green

    Below are some reasons to build a green home over a traditional built home:

  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Recycled materials & on-site recycling programs
  • Low water use appliances
  • Tankless water heaters
  • Dual-flush toilets
  • Drought-resistant landscapes and more
  • Effective land management, good site layout, tree preservation & minimized site disturbance.
  • All combined, these key principles reduce the overall impact your home has on your wallet as well as on the environment. For more information or to review the Green Built™ scoring guidelines visit www.GreenBuiltMichigan.org.

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    Recycle

    Don't Toss It, Donate It

    If you are replacing big items like a decent sink, fridge or stove, schedule a pick up through ReStore or post them on www.freecycle.org, so that someone can have them.

    Green Built Certificates

    Powell Construction is proud to have earned a
    bronze and 2 silver Green Built Certificates!

    on-site recycling containers

    We perform a blower door test to make sure your house is sealed correctly while still letting toxins out.
    On site recycling bins help save resources.