Green Building

The combination of rising energy prices and building technology advances have created a definite niche for the phrase Green building.  At Rubicon we care about the environment, but we also care about saving our clients money.   We like to call our approach to using green products and technologies “Building Smart.”   Not everyone has the budget, nor desire to use all the green building practices available, so we take a unique approach to each project.  We start with the basics to achieve a tight thermal envelope, introducing different framing and insulating techniques and products.  From there, we look at heating and cooling systems combined with energy recovery ventilators to provide a healthy living environment for your family.  Once the basics are covered, the sky is truly the limit with how far you want to go with your home.   Some practices may not be suggested for your area of the country and others just might be too expensive to achieve a return on your investment.  This is where the “Building Smart” approach comes in to play.   Some of the green building practices we have experience with are:

  • Passive Solar
  • Spray Foam
  • Window and Door Systems
  • Geothermal
  • Energy Recovery Ventilation
  • Solar Hot Water Systems
  • Solar Radiant Floor Heat
  • Hot Water Recovery Units
  • Ductless Mini-Split HVAC Units
  • SIPs Construction
  • Energy Star Program
  • LED lighting technology
  • Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures

We will make sure to cover all your questions, offer suggestions and pricing for these or any other green building product so you can make an informed educated decision when choosing from the many Green Building practices available.

Rubicon is a member of the US Green Building Council and are certified green professionals.