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Grèn (pronounced Green) is a brand new initiative that Gold Seal Homes has pioneered.  It has grown out of over a decade of building industry leading sustainable homes.   All of our Gold Seal and Green Star homes feature code-surpassing sustainable features to make our homes not only more energy efficient, but more comfortable and healthier to live in.

The following is a brief review of the benefits of a Grèn home;

Energy Efficiency/Green earth practices:

  • R40 ceiling insulation
  • R20 basement insulation (code is R12)
  • High efficiency furnaces and hot water tanks
  • Energy star windows with Argon Gas and Low-e glazing
  • Advanced envelope sealing methods around windows and doors
  • low flow toilets (reduces water consumption)
  • Garage door insulated to R14

Indoor Air Quality

  • Low sone/high velocity bath fans
  • All insulation is formaldehyde-free
  • Humidifier
  • Ventilation system and furnace professionally cleaned
  • Home vented for 48 hours prior to occupancy
  • Low VOC Paints and lacquers used on the interior surfaces
  • Hard surface flooring on entire main floor (typical-model and client dependent)
  • Install pleated media filter on HVAC system
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors

Durability

  • Durable, non-painted exteriors
  • Durable treated porches and decks (plan dependent)
  • Lifetime finish Weiser brand locks and door hardware
  • Delta Faucets
  • 50 year shingles

 

 

 

 

 

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