Green Building

Environmental responsibility is an important part of our mission to provide you with the best home building experience possible. We approach every project with the environment in mind in order to conserve valuable resources and create the healthiest environment for you and your family. This means reusing materials whenever possible and offering a wide range of sustainable building materials to fit your budget and preference.

Bryan Birmingham is a Certified Green Building Professional and proud member of the US Green Building Council and Build it Green , a local organization certifying and promoting sustainable building practices.

We routinely employ environmentally responsible practices including:

  • Sorting and recycling demolition debris
  • Salvaging, reusing or recycling rough and finish materials
  • Using engineered lumber for framing and sheet goods
  • Installing energy efficient appliances, heating units, etc.
  • Installing water heater jackets and pipe insulation
  • Installing low-e windows
  • Upgrading wall and ceiling insulation beyond requirements
  • Using Low/No-Voc paints and adhesives
  • Sealing exposed particle board and MDF, when possible
  • Minimizing disruption to plants and trees at job sites
  • Using OSB for subfloors and sheathing
  • Surpassing Title 24 energy requirements, whenever possible
  • Sealing air infiltration and creating a tight building envelope

Other green practices available to our clients include:

  • Use of recycled fly ash in concrete foundations
  • Use of FSC Certified Wood (Forest Stewardship Council) for any interior and exterior lumber
  • Use of sustainable decking materials
  • Installation of high efficiency ceiling fans
  • Installation of fluorescent recessed lighting
  • Installation of radiant floor heating
  • Installation of low flow and duel flush toilets, faucets and shower heads
  • Installation of light tubes or skylights
  • Installation of rapidly renewable, salvaged or recycled finish materials for flooring, counters, cabinetry, etc.
  • Installation of solar water heating and/or photovoltaic systems