“Green”- what does that mean when building a Custom Home? It means minimizing the environmental impact by utilizing the most efficient home design, construction materials and methods, while planning an environmentally friendly operating home. It incorporates, not only energy & water efficiency, but the types of materials used to build the house, how the house is insulated, even how the house is placed on a lot to ensure the least amount of detriment to the environment and make the most of natural sunlight and shade.
We are proud to have been one of the first Illinois homebuilders to fully embrace green building and John was one of the first recipients of the NAHB’s Certified Green Professional Designation (CGP).
Each of our homes meets the guidelines and standards to qualify for certification at the NAHB GREEN Silver or Gold level as a certified house. *
Since late 2007, PPFH is proud to be an Energy Star® partner. Each new home we build significantly exceeds local and national building codes. All our homes use Energy Star® rated windows, exterior doors, heating and cooling systems, lighting packages, and select appliances, 2×6 construction and extra insulation. Each newly built home has documented and verified potential energy savings of 20% to 30%.
What Green Building means to you and how we do it
We believe green building is not a fad. Judicious use of our natural resources and energy is here to stay. We believe that this is the way all houses will be built, whether required by local governments or by savvy homebuyers.
The benefits of green building include substantial energy savings. Your home costs less to heat and cool. Increased indoor air quality and piece-of-mind of “doing well by doing good.” Currently, in addition to energy savings your home may qualify for a “green mortgage” at a reduced rate offered by some lenders and significant tax credits. Please check with your lender, our sales office, or your tax professional.