The idea of “going green” first came onto the tip of people’s tongues around 15 years ago. It was a modern and ethical response for those who wished to minimize the strain their activity puts on the earth. With some areas showing 40% of landfill volume made up from construction debris, no wonder people began […]
Read more September 28th, 2016
Are you concerned about the environment? Maybe you’re searching for a new home but want an earth friendly option, rather than something wasteful. Did you know that building new can sometimes be a more environmentally sound option than a resale home? Today’s eco-friendly custom homes combine beautiful aesthetics with energy and cost efficiency, making going […]
Read more March 1st, 2016
Did you know that if one out of every four homes in the US replaced just one incandescent light bulb with an environmentally friendly CFL bulb, it would save as much carbon dioxide as planting 200,000 acres of forest? Now, imagine what building a completely green home would do. Going green isn’t a passing fad. […]
Read more October 13th, 2015
We only have one earth, and that’s why Estes Builders is committed to energy efficient home building. If you’re looking for certified green custom homes, look no further. We were the first custom home builder in our service area to build both Energy Star Certified and Built Green certified homes. It’s our guiding principle. Green […]
Read more May 26th, 2015
What is the difference between “green” building and a high-performance home? Find our here.
Read more September 26th, 2014
How does managing waste, durability, construction details, water and energy efficiency improve your home and minimize impact? Learn how being sensible about green building helps everyone.
Read more March 1st, 2013
As a professional home builder, we keep a sharp eye on products and systems that are getting the public’s attention so we can intelligently advise our homebuyer clients about their validity and proper use. Today’s solar energy systems — for both domestic hot water and electricity — have made significant strides that, in the right circumstances, can reduce a homeowner’s monthly energy bills, even in the Pacific Northwest.
Learn what is new and how it solar should be approached.
Read more June 4th, 2012
We publish a free email newsletter each month. It is an insider guide to new custom home construction. Here is a sneak peak of our October issue. Practical Green Green building is certainly a hot topic these days. For builders striving to reduce the environmental footprints of the homes they build, the process encompasses a wide range […]
Read more September 27th, 2011
Cheap and Abundant in Pacific Northwest In North America and particularly in the Pacific Northwest, we take water for granted; not only is it cheap, it is relatively abundant and clean. But while an average bathtub may hold 40 gallons of water, many people in developing countries survive on 8 gallons of water or less […]
Read more September 6th, 2011
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