SUSTAINABLE HOME DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION IN PORTLAND, OR
Sustainable building is an integral part of how we do business. Not only is it the right thing to do for the environment, but we believe it’s the best way to design and build for many reasons. Homes built with environmentally friendly practices in mind preserve our natural resources while improving your quality of life. EcoCraft builds lasting, comfortable homes that embrace natural beauty.
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING PRACTICES
Reduce operating costs
Your sustainable home will maintain more stable temperatures thanks to high-quality windows and insulation so you won’t experience drafts or fluctuations in temperatures. Plus, your home’s heating and cooling equipment and water fixtures will be efficient so you’ll see reduced energy and utility bills.
Increase health and comfort
Green building focuses on occupant wellness, which includes active design, maximizing natural light, reducing noise, regulating temperature, and bringing the outdoors in.
Improve indoor air quality
The air you breathe inside your home will be fresh and clean thanks to natural and nontoxic materials, finishes, and paints that don’t off-gas volatile organic compounds (VOCs) Even more, efficient ventilation systems can be installed to capture allergens and other particulates.
Sustainable homes are built in a way that is meant to improve their insulation, helping them to maintain a stable temperature inside even during the most extreme temperature variations.
High-quality windows, doors, insulation, and building materials mean that you will not be subjected to pesky drafts and temperature fluctuations throughout the day. This also has the added benefit of reducing your energy bills, as your systems won’t be working unnecessarily hard to maintain the set temperature.
READY TO TEST YOUR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING KNOWLEDGE?
Answer true or false to the following
GREEN BUILDINGS LOOK STRANGE
False! Green buildings don’t have to be yurts and they’re certainly not just for treehuggers. Sustainable buildings are mainstream and surprisingly traditional looking. From sleek modern commercial buildings to beautiful conventional-looking houses, green building is for everyone.
SUSTAINABLE HOMES ARE MORE EXPENSIVE
False! Some building materials may cost more upfront, but others do not. Either way, your green home will cost less to operate and maintain, and certain elements may have a longer lifespan. You don’t have to pick the most expensive options, either. Sure, solar panels are efficient, but there are plenty of other great ways to incorporate energy efficiency into your home that won’t break the bank.
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DOESN'T WORK
False! The science behind green building materials and techniques have evolved over the decades. Today’s green building products are of equal or higher quality than conventional products and the energy efficiency behind many standard practices is indisputable.