As the first LEED Accredited Professional in the Central Florida area with the LEED-AP for Homes designation, we are deeply committed to reducing the environmental impact of our construction activities and the operating and life-cycle costs of the projects we work on. The many ideas of green and high-performance building, sustainable construction, and cost-benefit analysis are incorporated into our building approach for every client. Some of our clients also request independent green certifications and E2 Homes has personal experience with these programs. From certifications through new technologies, E2 Homes is the industry leader in green construction techniques.
Benefits of High Performance Building
Reduced power consumption and lower electric bills
Better insulation; high efficiency water heating, appliances, and lighting; improved mechanical systems; air-tight building envelope construction techniques. E2 Homes is an ENERGY STAR Partner and is committed to certifying new projects to deliver whole-house energy savings to improve comfort and help protect the environment.
Reduced water consumption and lower water bills
Drought tolerant landscaping; high efficiency faucets/toilets; efficient plumbing piping design
Improved building durability
Assessment of unique building and site risks; address high-risk areas – like water intrusion, interior moisture, and pests (termites)
Improved occupant air quality
Use of low VOC paints, materials, and finishes; control moisture levels inside home
Sustainable and recycled material use
Use environmentally preferred building materials; avoid use of certain tropical woods
Green Wall Assemblies: E2 Homes has experience with two of the most popular green wall assemblies, Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) and Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC). Both systems offer significant advantages compared to traditional wall construction techniques, such as improved energy efficiency, sound resistance, and strength. We have recently worked with Insulated Concrete Forms and Aercon Autoclaved Aerated Concrete.
Green Building Certification
Rob Smith has certified serveral homes under the following green building certifications in Florida.
Currently Pursuing LEED-H Certification
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