Regardless of your position on the causes of global warming, we can all agree that our natural resources are finite. We welcome the revived green movement that is upon us, and believe it is here to stay. Building ‘green’ not only has a moral context, but it is also just sound business practice. If we can make a home more efficient, reduce environmental impact, and in the process create a home that is not only a healthier home to live in, but also cheaper to operate and maintain, why wouldn't we?
That is why Abbott & Co. has become an EarthCraft certified builder, and promotes efficient and environmentally friendly construction methods whenever possible. From passive solar design, rain water management and harvesting, use of lumber derived from sustainable forestry, use of recycled and recyclable materials, cutting edge insulation methods, use of high efficiency windows, installing Energy Star appliances, use of a high performance HVAC systems with manual J load calculations as mandatory, less invasive site preparation, and a water hydrated andscape design, we can build homes that have far less impact than homes even 2-3 years ago. We now have the means and technology to do it better… no excuses.