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  • Writer's pictureKeith Groninger

Pursuing Green

Updated: Feb 6

Building a green and sustainable new custom home in Winter Park, Orlando and Central Florida.

A new customer wants to pursue green certification at the highest level for their new home. Achieving platinum status takes an admirable passion and diligent determination. We've built numerous green certified homes but achieving gold or the ultimate, platinum takes a level of effort from our customer that we really appreciate because we couldn’t do it without them.

So, has Green Certification lost its appeal?

I’ve occasionally observed confusion and resistance surrounding conversations about green construction and lifestyles. I wonder why some people stumble while others are jumping on the green bandwagon, so I’ve decided to remove “green” from the discussion.
Home design by Kg3d Home Design LLC

Would you like your home to be energy-efficient? Do you want water-conserving appliances and fixtures? Would you like a low-maintenance landscape? Are you interested in healthy indoor air quality? How about durable construction? Most of our customers want these things.

This is Green...

Here’s a list of characteristics related to the design, product selection and construction techniques that might be considered when planning a new home or renovation project:

  • Adaptable Design

  • Community Impact

  • Durable Construction

  • Energy Efficiency

  • Environmental Awareness

  • Health and Comfort

  • Life Cycle Assessment

  • Operations and Maintenance

  • Property Characteristics

  • Resource Utilization

  • Site Development

  • Waste Management

  • Water Conservation

Spanish themed stair design with pull out storage beneath.

So green certification is actually just an organized process that looks at all of these categories and recognizes how they impact the characteristics of the home. But even if you aren’t interested in a green-certified home, wouldn’t you like to discuss the characteristics?

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Little is more meaningful and personal than a home, and the experience of designing and building your own home should be rewarding and enjoyable. Choosing a builder is difficult. The process of designing and building a home involves numerous decisions about components, systems and services selected from criteria that includes price, quality, appearance and performance. How can you possibly understand everything unless the builder is willing to share all of the information?

Allow us to introduce you to The GCH Way of building your next home. Please let us know if you have any questions. Keith Groninger

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