Using Natural Resources Efficiently
We work to promote conservation, energy efficiency, recycling and sustainable building practices by utilizing modern building practices and energy-saving technologies. We’ve been building this way for years, not for marketing reasons or because it’s trendy, but because it’s a better way to build. Nelson Builders focuses on the efficient use of natural resources in projects with the use of FSC Certified, Reclaimed and Recycled materials, job site waste recycling, home deconstruction and reclamation of materials when appropriate, and built-in home recycling systems. Our structures are tight and efficient utilizing high-quality materials and superior construction methods to ensure that they will serve their inhabitants well for generations.
Attention to Indoor Air Quality
We also focus on ensuring healthy indoor air quality by using low VOC & nontoxic materials, such as wood, stone, ceramic & wool. Incorporating radon, mold and mildew mitigation practices ensures that the building is not creating poor indoor air quality. Heat Recovery Ventilators in the homes provide whole-house ventilation to mitigate off-gassing and ensure a healthy level of fresh air exchange.
Our focus is on energy conservation and efficiency the construction and continued functioning of the structure over its lifetime. Standard techniques and technologies include spray foam insulation, super-insulated floors & ceilings, low-E glazed windows, energy star appliances, and fixtures, Compaq fluorescent and LED lights, radiant floor heating, heat pumps, zone heating, solar water panels and more.