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Flynner Homes Progress on Idaho's 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) National 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 7, Energy Efficiency, which consists of:
 
  • Indoor paints that have volatile organic compounds (VOC) concentrations equal to or less than the following:
 
    1. Latex coatings: flat 100 grams/liter, non-flat 150 grams/liter
    2. Oil based paints: 380 grams/liter
 
  • Sealants that have VOC concentrations equal to or less that the following:
 
1.      Construction adhesives: 200 grams/liter
2.      Sealants and caulks: 60 grams/liter
3.      Contact adhesives: 650 grams/liter
 
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 certified green building and the NAHB National Green Building 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 2/11/2009 7:53:00 PM

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