Why Modular is Green
Guerdon prides itself on our LEED and Energy Star certified factory and is committed to green modular building. We produced the first modular LEED Gold certified home in Idaho. We have the expertise to navigate local and regional green building standards. With our expertise in NAHB National Green Building Program standards, we can successfully construct sustainable office and housing buildings while reducing our carbon footprint.
There are four primary areas of green modular construction that we focus on at Guerdon to reduce the impact on our environment;
Seventy percent of water usage in the USA comes from the residential sector. We reduce water usage in the home with low flow fixtures, dual flush toilets, low usage toilets and efficient water distribution designs.
Energy and Atmosphere
The residential sector consumes 22% of energy in the United States. We maximize energy efficiency in the home with high-performance, Energy Star listed windows and Energy Star lighting fixtures with occupancy and dimmer switches. Factory measures ensure we have tightly sealed connections to minimize air leakage in the home and improve energy efficiency. We also integrate efficient water distribution and pipe insulation, high efficiency HVAC systems and mastic-sealed duct-work connections into our construction process.
Indoor Air Quality
Without proper ventilation, indoor air quality pollutants can be up to five times higher than those outdoors. To enhance the indoor air quality, we use Low VOC materials, paints, glues, and sealers with no added urea formaldehyde, install air exchange systems that allow a controlled method of providing air exchanges in your home and ensure there is no moisture in the walls which can lead to mold and other indoor air quality issues.
Using sustainable materials and products with recycled content are some of the ways we “build green.” We utilize efficient framing standards and design for engineered wood building components wherever we can. Waste is minimized and tightly controlled in our factory environment.
We are experienced and prepared to deliver LEED or Energy Star certified projects. Our engineering and design staff is thoroughly trained and knowledgeable about NAHB green building standards. We strive to keep the environment clean and green, one house at a time.