Green Home Building

Green Homes

Green and high-performance building incorporates construction and development techniques, materials and designs intended to minimize a home’s impact on the environment and conserve natural resources. It is a practical approach to a wide range of issues affecting all consumers: raising energy cost, the need to improve indoor air quality and to minimize water usage. Green building utilizes six basic concepts. It means:

  • Energy-efficiency improvements, such as high levels of insulation, efficient HVAC systems, high-performance windows and energy-efficient appliances and lighting.
  • Water conservation measures, such as water-efficient appliances, water-conserving fixtures, filtration systems and water efficient/low maintenance landscaping.
  • Resource conservation techniques, such as using high-performance engineered wood, wood alternatives, allergen-free materials, recycled building materials and more durable products.
  • Indoor environmental quality considerations, such as effective HVAC equipment, use of formaldehyde-free finishes, and products with minimum off-gassing or low volatile organic compounds (VOC’s).
  • Site design techniques, like minimizing disruption and preserving open space
  • Home owner education through orientations and manuals or operating guides.

To be certified to the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), candidate homes must undergo a rigorous audit process by a qualified third party that includes detailed documentation and home performance testing. These homes typically save up to 50% in utility cost when compared to equal size code-built homes.

Cagle Construction has completed and certified more Green Homes to the National Green Building Standard than any other builder in the Tulsa metropolitan area.