As an Energy Star builder, Porchfront Homes has been a leader in Green Building for many years. Our inspiration for Green Building started back in 2005 while building a 44 unit subdivision in North Boulder. One of our clients was interested in building a Zero Energy home in a residential community. Working with our clients, Porchfront coordinated various “green” building trade partners to design a zero energy home.
The home included geothermal heating and cooling, 5.2 kw solar panels and open cell foam insulation. Based on the excitement generated by the project, we put together a Green Event to promote Green Building. We opened the house to the public so the clients and green building trade partners could educate homeowners. The experience solidified our desire to use as many of these practices as was feasible. Porchfront committed to completing the subdivision with solar panels as a standard.
When working with clients, Porchfront provides advice as to how best to build a sustainable home. It is important to coordinate the various technologies and methods in order to build a sustainable home within a client’s budget. Framing methods, type and placement of insulation, type and location of windows, and landscaping are just a few of the considerations.