Colonial Homecrafters, Ltd., is committed to building better, healthier homes and neighborhoods. We’ve made a commitment to our homebuyers and to our environment by building only energy efficient certified homes.
Formally EarthCraft House. Viridiant is a green building program that serves as a blueprint for healthy comfortable homes that reduce utility bills and protect the environment. The aim of the program is to help home builders be leaders in smart growth management and environmental stewardship.
Building an EarthCraft House is about constructing a healthy, more valuable home while minimizing environmental impacts. EarthCraft House follows a systems approach to home building that stresses an understanding of how the different components of a home work together. This approach results in a home that performs better, is more economical for the homeowner and costs little more to build than a comparable home built with standard construction practices.
Any size or style of home at any price point can achieve EarthCraft House certification by meeting these criteria. These guidelines are flexible to allow for a variety of approaches to environmental construction. EarthCraft House guidelines address energy efficiency, durability, indoor air quality, resource efficiency, waste management, and water conservation.
Today’s home buyers want to get the most house for their money. In addition to paying a monthly mortgage, home owners must also pay for utilities, maintenance and repair. All of these factors must be taken into consideration when determining the true cost of home ownership. A durable energy efficient house can be more economical and affordable even if it has a higher asking price than another home built with standard construction practices.
The National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Green Professional™ is designed to recognize builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes—without driving up the cost of construction. A series of classes are required to gain the designation and provides a solid background in green building methods. Colonial Homecrafters, Ltd. is proud to be a Certified Green Professional.