Sustainable Building Methods

 

We design and build homes to be super energy efficient, incredibly comfortable and easy to live in. With minimal maintenance, your Blue Ridge Energy Systems home will provide low-cost living for decades to come. But don’t just take our word for it. We are a certified Energy Star builder. Not only do our green homes meet the highest Energy Star standards, they exceed them.

 

In fact, with the ongoing savings from our energy efficiency and durability measures, one could easily pay for a $50,000 mortgage on a 2,000 sq. ft. home. We achieve this astonishing energy efficiency by taking these simple, but proven, building principles and applying them diligently:

 

 

 

 Minimize air leakage

 Insulate thoroughly

Minimize stratification

Use triple pane, south-facing windows

Use a wood stove for heat

 Use heat pumps

Provide fresh air using a heat recovery ventilator

Use energy efficient heating and cooling appliances

 

Solar electricity