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National Certification achieved on Tovey built new home.

"Jay's consideration of the environment, and the thoughtful approach he takes to building is beyond reproach. To say he takes green building seriously would be an understatement. His knowledge is vast and far surpasses any builders I've encountered so far."
Robyn Chiavaroli, Green Earth Ventures LLC, Certified NAHB Green Verifier

One of only two builders in the greater Rochester area to achieve national Green certification at any level, the Tovey built house has been certified at the Gold level.

In giving the house a Home Energy Rating credit of 5 Stars+, the highest rating possible, the rater testing the house for EnergyStar Certification called it the “tightest house they have ever tested.” The National Green certification process considers some of the following:

  • Energy efficiency improvements such as high levels of insulation, efficient HVAC systems, high-performance windows and energy-efficient appliances and lighting
  • Water conservation measures such as water-efficient appliances and fixtures, filtration systems, and drought resistant or low-maintenance landscaping
  • Resource conservation using materials and techniques such as engineered wood and wood alternatives, recycled building materials, sustainably harvested lumber, and more durable products
  • Indoor environmental quality considerations such as effective HVAC equipment, formaldehyde-free finishes, low-allergen materials, and products with minimum off-gassing or low volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Site design planning such as minimizing disruption and preserving open space
  • Homeowner education through manuals and operating guide

We would like to show you how applying some of these principals can make your new house, addition or renovation the best it can be - so contact us for more information.

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