Snyder Homes is a certified Green Builder by the NAHB. Green Building can be defined as high-performance building, building materials and includes sustainable construction. This type of building has been around for centuries but when oil prices sky rocketed in the 1970’s the need for sustainable construction necessary.
Snyder Homes builds houses that are designed and constructed with environmental considerations focus on the land development process so the home’s impact on the environment is as low as possible.
Snyder’s goal of Green Building is not only positive for the environment, it benefits the homeowner as well. Snyder Homes are energy efficient, they will conserve water, and the overall indoor environment will be better because of the effective HVAC equipment, formaldehyde-free finishes, and low-allergen materials.
High-performance buildings are designed and constructed to incorporate environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the home building and land development process with the goal to minimizethe home’senvironmental impact. Green building is a practical response to a variety of issues that affect all of us — like increasing energy prices, waning water resources and changing weather patterns.
Choosing green means making intentional decisions about your home that involve:
- Energy-efficiency improvements such as a high-performance building envelope, efficient HVAC systems, high-performance windows and energy-efficient appliances and lighting
- Water conservation measures such as water-efficient appliances and fixtures, filtration systems and drought-resistant or low-maintenance landscaping
- Resource conservation using materials and techniques such as engineered wood and wood alternatives, recycled building materials, sustainably harvested lumber and more durable products
- Indoor environmental quality considerations such as effective HVAC equipment, formaldehyde-free finishes, low-allergen materials, and products with minimum off-gassing or low volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Site design planning such as minimizing disruption and preserving open space
- Homeowner education through manuals and operating guides