Hi-Tech Housing – Our Capabilities: Sustainability
Interest in sustainable (also called “green”) construction has been growing rapidly for many reasons. Its objectives are pretty simple:
- Don’t waste energy because it’s expensive and many forms of energy contribute to undesirable climate change.
- Don’t waste building materials and use materials that don’t require excessive amounts of energy to manufacture.
- Don’t waste water because clean water is increasingly scarce in many areas and therefore expensive.
- Assure good air quality in the home because clean air is important to good health.
- Follow sustainable practices of proven value.
Hi-Tech Housing has been at the forefront of the movement toward more sustainable construction practices and has participated in internationally recognized “green” projects.
Those projects required a combination of careful site selection, sustainable methods and materials in our factory and at the building site as well as an investment in experts. That level of sustainability isn’t possible for every building, but the knowledge we have gained is reflected in everything we build.
Energy Efficient Buildings
Achieving optimal energy efficiency is a combination of good insulation, a tight building envelope and efficient heating and cooling equipment. We have expertise with most insulation products, including fiberglass blankets...» Read more on Energy Efficient Buildings
Minimizing water usage involves efficient plumbing fixtures and equipment and may extend to minimizing the use of water for lawn care and gardening and avoiding excessive rain water runoff. We...» Read more on Water Conservation
Tight buildings are necessary for energy efficiency, but create a risk of poor indoor air quality. Achieving safe and pleasant indoor air quality involves a combination of avoiding materials...» Read more on Air Quality
“Green” buildings use materials that are manufactured in an energy-efficient manner, utilize recycled content whenever possible, and can themselves be recycled at the end of their useful life....» Read more on Sustainable Materials
Proven Methods & Certifications
Every building we manufacture has many sustainable features. We can go beyond that and obtain various certifications. Our experience with formal systems and codes for sustainable construction includes...» Read more on Proven Methods & Certifications