Schellinger Brothers

Green Building

At Schellinger Brothers, we are aware of the impact that building new homes can have on the environment. For that reason, we strive to lessen the effects by careful planning and design. As green building technology advances, we continue to update and improve the homes we build. You can be confident that as a Schellinger Brothers homebuyer, you have purchased a home that is not only giving back to the world we live in, but saving you money as well.

ENVIRONMENTAL FOCUS:

  • Jobsite recycling for fewer products in our landfills
  • Subdivision bioswale to slow the flow of storm water into the storm drains, thus reducing sedimentation and other pollutants in the water
  • Low water-requiring fescue turf and mulching
  • Highly efficient zoned irrigation systems minimizing overspray, evaporation and reducing runoff
  • Engineered lumber in lieu of solid sawn wood - reduces the need for large diameter old growth trees, more efficient than conventional lumber by eliminating material waste
  • OSB in lieu of plywood - lower formaldehyde content
  • Low-emitting recycled content insulation
  • Low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints - minimizing formaldehyde and improving indoor air quality
  • Durable noncombustible siding - reducing repainting and other maintenance needs, extra protection from fire, and possibly lowering homeowners insurance rates

ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES:

  • 92% efficient sealed furnace
  • Gas insulated water heater
  • 13 SEET air conditioning units
  • Energy Star qualified windows
  • Low-E windows
  • Low flow shower heads
  • Low 1.6 gallon per flush toilets
  • Night setback thermostats
  • Cost-saving fluorescent light fixtures
  • Dimmer switches used throughout the house
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