As an Energy Star Building Partner, RJK Construction, Inc. feels that is our responsibility to educate our clients in parallel to completing a project. In addition to installing efficient fixtures and appliances, your home can benefit from adjustments that can be done inexpensively, and in little time. Think of your home as one large system. In order to run smoothly, all parts must function correctly for home to be efficient in its entirety.
We believe the steps in building or remodeling a green home that is efficient, healthier for your home, and can create a more comfortable environment are as follows.
The First Step: Assess Your Home’s Strengths and Weaknesses.
An initial action in creating an energy efficient home is completed by scheduling a home energy audit with a professional. A home energy audit can help you identify where energy is being lost, and identify the problems and find solutions to save energy.
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The Second Step: Take Action to Turn Weaknesses into Opportunities.
Various energy audit tests will provide information on areas that can be improved with the addition of insulation, caulk around windows, doors, and any other area where there is a seam in your home. There also may be a simple adjustment that can be made to your HVAC system to greatly improve airflow and energy efficiency, all detected by a home energy audit.
The Third Step: Be Proactive by Researching Products you Will Bring into your Home.
The EPA offers many tax credits for purchasing products that have proven superior energy performance, such as HVAC systems, windows, insulation, and roofing material.
RJK Construction, Inc. is a proud authorized dealer of Bertch Cabinet Manufacturing, a company that has been eco-conscience since the 1980’s. For more information, visit Bertch Cabinet Manufacturing website.
RJK Construction, Inc. promotes and utilizes the following companies that participate in green manufacturing:
The Final Step: Choose the Correct Contractor
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