What’s it mean to “build green” anyway?
Taken straight from the source… Building Green refers to a process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. This requires close cooperation of the design team, the architects, the engineers, and the client at all project stages. The Green Building practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. [source – Wikipedia]
Copper Creek fundamentally follows the most green building practices available in the market today. We’ve adopted the Minnesota Green Path, which is a green-build program that recognizes that there’s more than one path to green.
Choice — that’s what buying a new home is all about. You want to choose the style, the colors, the features that work for your family, so why shouldn’t you get to choose just the energy and green features that you want too?
Knowledge — who really understands the intricacies of building science except for builders and scientists, and just what does R-Value mean anyway? Shouldn’t there be an easier way to compare expected energy performance between homes?
MN Green Path is the answer. It lets YOU choose what green features that fit your needs, budget and philosophy. And, it offers an understandable measurement of a new home’s expected energy performance.
Every MN Green Path home receives a Home Performance Report, the window-sticker that allows you to compare expected energy performance. Advance and Master Certified homes also include a comprehensive listing of all the extra (above code) green and energy features included in a home. All verified by a third party so it’s information you can trust.
For more information on Building Green feel free to give us a call at 952.250.8869