Green Building products Springfield MO

Green buildingIf your looking to remodel your home and go "green" at the same time, Keystone Building and Design can help.

Remodeling, by its very nature, is "green" in that you are reusing and improving existing infrastructures. After that, remodeling green calls on many of the same products and techniques as any other green building process.

What is green building?

  • "Is it energy efficient?
  • Does it improve indoor air quality?
  • And what's our resource conservation, what's our footprint on the planet?"

A green home pays attention to energy efficiency, measures to protect indoor air quality, water and resource conservation, and the use of sustainable or recycled products. Remodeling is an opportunity to create a home that enhances the environment, instead of depleting it.Replacement Windows, Springfield, MO With your green remodel project, you can be more resource efficient, minimize waste, and recycle what’s left over to reduce the amount of materials ending up in landfills.

Improving Energy Efficiency

Energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights can help lower a home's heating, cooling, and lighting costs.

Windows, and water heating systems will likely have ENERGY STAR ratings. The home should also include efficient lighting fixtures and bulbs. Renewable energy sources, such as solar panels (photovoltaic electricity) and water heating systems, further decrease the overall energy consumption within the home.

low VOC paintWindows provide our homes with light, warmth, and ventilation, but they can also negatively impact a home's energy efficiency. You can reduce energy costs by replacing existing windows with energy-efficient windows in your home.

Improving Air Quality

Increased incidence of childhood asthma, allergies, and even multiple chemical sensitivity (a phenomenon where a person becomes highly sensitized to a variety of chemical irritants) emphasizes the need for healthy indoor environments. Airtight houses save energy, but without proper ventilation and careful avoidance of toxic and irritating building materials, they can compromise indoor air quality.

Indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air, and according to the EPA, is considered to be one of the top 5 hazards to human health. Paints and finishes are among the leading causes.

Paints and finishes release low level toxic emissions into the air for years after application. The source of these toxins is a variety of VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) which, until recently, were essential to the performance of the paint.

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A civil engineering and architecture class, a Project Lead the Way course, teaches green building principles.

Maven Publishing The Little Green Math Book: 30 Powerful Principles for Building Math and Numeracy Skills
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  • Used Book in Good Condition
Routledge The Elements of Architecture: Principles of Environmental Performance in Buildings
Book (Routledge)
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Building Performance Institute, Inc Building Science Principles Reference Guide
Home Improvement (Building Performance Institute, Inc)
  • Home performance based building science
  • Learn about building science as it applies to your home
  • Learn ways to improve your homes energy efficiency
  • Start down the path to a green career

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Greene County Jail, 929 N. Robberson Ave, Springfield, MO 65802. Phone: 417-868-4048

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Greene County Jai: 417-868-4048 1000 N Boonville Ave, Springfield, MO 65802 Call 1-800-2ChaCha for unlimited use.