By integrating “green” components into its housing rehabilitation and new construction projects, NPHS is helping the environment as well as saving homeowners money on utility costs. NPHS installs energy and water efficient appliances and fixtures that are EPA Energy Star/WaterSense certified in all of its construction projects.

In addition, NPHS integrates drought tolerant gardens into its landscape designs. Below are some examples of NPHS’ “green” building projects.

 

 

Sustainable building incorporates and integrates a variety of strategies during the design, construction and operation of building projects. The use of Green Building materials and products represents one important strategy in the design of a home.  Green building offers specific benefits to the homeowner and the environment:

  • Lower utility costs.
  • Improved occupant health and productivity.
  • Reduced energy consumption.
  • The materials are more durable reducing maintenance/replacement costs over the life of the home.
  • Green homes have higher resale value and require less maintenance.
  • Improved air and water quality.
  • Greater design flexibility.

NPHS’ Green Building strategy includes installing energy and water efficient appliances, windows and fixtures, tankless or demand-type water heaters, and drought-tolerant landscaping. In addition, carpet is minimized throughout each home and substituted with eco-friendly flooring with the objective being to reduce the amount of air toxins and indoor air pollutants.

NPHS orients new construction projects in a way that maximizes natural daylight through dual pane windows and skylights. NPHS also insulates hot water pipes to reduce heat loss and incorporates CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lighting) throughout each home.  All new construction projects have a programmable thermostat and all rooms have Occupancy/Motion Sensors in order to conserve energy when rooms are not in use. In some developments, NPHS has also installed solar panels to conserve energy and save homeowners money on their monthly electricity bills.

To maximize water conservation, NPHS replaces the lawn with a drought-tolerant garden in all home rehabilitation projects. Native, low-maintenance plants that require little water and are compatible with drip irrigation systems are included in our landscape designs.

To find out more information about NPHS’ “Green Building” program and the homes it has for sale,  contact Richard Moore, Design and Construction Manager, at (909) 218-8482 or email richard@nphsinc.org.