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Flynner Homes' Progress on Idahos First NAHB Certified Green Home!

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Follow the construction process as Flynner Homes builds their first of many certified green homes.

Certified green homes use a holistic approach to the construction process, which incorporates environmental, personal and financial considerations into every phase of the building procedure. 

 There are 7 Guiding Principals of the National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) Green Building Program that take these environmental, personal, and financial considerations into account. They are:
  1. Lot Design, Preparation, and Development
  2. Resource Efficiency
  3. Energy Efficiency
  4. Water Efficiency
  5. Indoor Environmental Quality
  6. Operation Maintenance and Homeowner Education
  7. Global Impact
We are currently satisfying Principal 2, which consists of:
 
  • Efficient floor plan
  • Advanced framing techniques
  • Pre-cut and pre-assembled building systems
  • Large cover entry
  • Large roof overhangs surrounding entire home
  • French drain around foundation
  • Water resistant barrier behind siding
  • Flashing around windows, doors and roof/wall junctures
  • Recycle wood, cardboard and metals
  • Wood from Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Program
  • Materials from renewable resources, such as Marmoleum natural-fiber flooring
  • Products that are grown, harvested, processed and shipped within 300 miles of road or 1000 miles of rail
  • Recycled-content building materials, such as carpet, insulation, tiles, Hardie siding, cabinets and hardwood floors.
  • Products that contain fewer resources than traditional products, such as I-joists and James Hardie Siding
 
Stay tuned as we move through the certification process. I will be updating you on the green aspects of the home that will contribute to our green certification, which is obtained by utilizing a third-party NAHB certified verifier.  
 
For those of you who want to watch the construction process the Willowgreens Community is located on Willow Lane. Head West on State Street from Veteran’s Memorial Parkway. Willow Lane is the next stop light. Turn left (South) and go down past the Willow Lane Sports Complex to the end of the road. Or you can ride your bike or walk down the Boise Greenbelt.
 
For more information regarding green building and the NAHB Green Program please feel free to call me direct at 208-867-4587 or visit us a www.flynnerhomes.com .
 
Cheers,
 
Scott Flynn, RMB, CGP
Flynner Homes
 
Posted by Scott Flynn at 12/4/2008 7:24:00 PM

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