We build beautiful, energy efficient homes in Charleston, Summerville, Mt. Pleasant and the surrounding areas.
First Team Construction is a green home builder that can provide you a rewarding and exciting venture in your next home build.
When building a new home, adding on a new room addition or even just a simple home remodeling project within your home, you should always consider your local environment to maximize the efficiency of every aspect of your project. There are four main areas that need to be focused on when planning your green building project. These areas include: water, energy, building materials and landscaping.
Each of these areas contain specific products and methods that can really benefit your home lifestyle and increase the value of your home. Home Remodeling and building can be very satisfying when the job is complete, however it becomes even better when you take into consideration the above green building factors mentioned above.
What is Green Building?
Green building is an approach to design and construction respects the environment and conserves resources that is available to all home owners.
7 Reasons to Go Green
Protect Your Family’s Health
Why live among materials, products, and systems that have poisonous metals, minerals, and gases? These create breeding grounds for biological organisms harmful to our health. Instead, go with green products – they’re healthier and safer.
Green is So Much More Comfortable
You can make your home and work spaces more comfortable by better insulating your structure, using higher performance doors and windows, installing more efficient heating equipment, utilizing more natural ventilation, and making better use of natural lighting.
Smart Planning Saves Money
You can save money even before the groundwork begins. Collaborate with your team – the architect, engineer, contractor, interior designer, landscape architect – to see how you can incorporate sustainable features into the structure. Doing so can reduce the cost of the project.
Great for the Planet & the Community
Green building nurtures the environment locally and globally, for today and well into the future. You use less energy, water, and resources in both the construction and operation of your building. Plus, you keep demolition and construction waste out of our landfills.
Gain Confidence in your Green Building Choices
There are hundreds of options for green building products and systems. We’ll walk you through the pros and cons of each possibility, providing the information you need to make the wisest decisions.
On-demand Water Heaters
For both domestic hot water and space heating. These heaters consume about half the energy of a standard water heater but supply an endless flow of hot water.
Recycled Content Materials
Such as engineered wood products, plastic-wood fiber decking, and fiber cement siding that are resistant to termites, fire, and water and have low, if any, maintenance requirements.