Green Design & Building
CLASSIC COLONIAL HOMES ENCOURAGES GREEN-MINDED DESIGN
Classic Colonial Homes, Inc. believes in honoring the past while respecting and protecting the planet, which is to say, protecting our future. We believe that natural resources are our most precious and valuable assets an our Environmental Stewardship Statement & Policies drive our design decisions & construction practices, whenever possible. We continually strive to improve on our approach and believe in the use of environmentally sensitive methods and progressive materials and technologies. CCH employs various methods to improve our efficiencies, reduce waste and limit by-products in the design, manufacturing and construction of our fine homes. Presently, our company depends upon a composting bathroom facility, we power our entire property including the CCH custom millwork facility with solar and we heat and cool the CCH company offices with solar as well.
We focus on and encourage the creation of smaller, smarter homes with distinctive detailing whenever possible. Our emphasis in design is toward the following:
– refined proportion and scale
– authentic, period detailing
– energy-efficient building practices & products
We have consulted and work with trained professionals and industry leaders in alternative energies practices and recommend these approaches to our clients as well. Our overarching goal is to design & create homes with modern efficiencies that meet or exceed the expectations of our clients, our society and environment. Our clients rarely settle for “code minimum” and we strive for creative ways to integrate the newest advances into our old new homes and buildings we design and construct.
PV Panels can be incorporated into the construction phase of a project to significantly reduce energy costs
The CCH Preferred Builders Program provides clients a professional contracting firm with experience & expertise in the latest building technologies. The best builders we work with put energy efficient construction methods at the top of their list. CCH designs homes with green-minded principals including:
– Geo-Thermal Heating/Cooling Systems
– Passive House Design Principals
– Solar & PV Technology
– High Efficiency Insulation Methods
Products & Manufacturing
We manufacture the majority of products we sell from raw materials. We purchase from local companies & choose local materials whenever possible to create our custom building products. Many of the specific manufacturing processes we employ help us to minimize waste. Our company also makes every effort to reuse & recycle our byproducts. When possible we select non-toxic materials & avoid harmful plastics in the hand-made products we create.