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Green Philosophy

        

What Green Building, Sustainable Design, and Green Architecture means to you and your environment

Green building is a critical part of the construction industry that essentially expands on global environmental responsibility. Building green homes is a relatively new concept in residential construction. Initially it can be a more expensive alternative to a conventional remodel but down the road there are countless valuable benefits. There are many aspects of green building design that will save homeowners money as well contribute to a variety of environmental goals and values. Green building can be as ambitious as an entire house plan, or implemented through bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling or any number of home remodeling projects.

Whether your plans are for new home construction, home remodeling or an addition to your existing house, there are numerous advantages and benefits of building green. Green building plans will save you money in the long run, create a healthier environment for you and your family and save our planet from unnecessary deterioration. A green building design can easily include a kitchen remodeling project. This could include aspects such as increasing energy efficiency through appliances and new, more efficient lighting plans.  Bathroom remodeling, other large home remodeling ideas, and general green home improvements consequently improve your environmental footprint creating a safe, sustainable and toxic-free home environment. Green home improvements are on the forefront of an increasingly aware global society.

There are many educational resources available online offering insight into what Green Building, Sustainable Design, and Green Architecture mean to you and your environment. We believe that there is no better resource than that of U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  All content listed below is directly from the EPA website.

 

 

 Definition of Green Building:

Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. Green building is also known as a sustainable or high performance building. Green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:

    * Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources

    * Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity

    * Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation

There are a multitude of environmentally friendly products and materials available for green-conscious home builders. Recycled content, reused or reclaimed materials, and materials fabricated from completely renewable sources. In turn, homeowners can rest assured their home environment creates minimal negative impact on the environment, emits significantly reduced chemicals and other off-gases and saves immensely on water, electricity and energy usage. This reduces consumption drastically, far below the average new home construction projects
 
There are several integral elements to an environmentally
sound building design that Bruce Wagner Construction bases their green building
principles on. A simple break down of these home improvements includes energy, site planning and water usage, the green building process, materials and resources and indoor environmental conditions including limiting emissions and appropriate heating, cooling and venting. These earth-friendly elements combine to create a safe and efficient home environment.















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Bruce Wagner Biography:

After 20 years in the environmental consulting business, all in Denver, I elected to pursue a career following my father's footsteps with his 40 years as a general contractor in the construction business.  I have been a contractor for 12 years now and it is my passion.  I have an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and a Master's Degree from the Colorado School of Mines in Environmental Engineering.  I am well suited to incorporate green environmental concepts into every project, and my projects reflect this experience.  And yes, I'm an avid gardener as well.

below:  Lotus, var. Mrs. Perry D. Slocum in my pond in the back yard.



Useful websites for additional information about green building concepts:

www.greenprintdenver.org/green-building-industry/

www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/index.htm

www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=470

www.calrecycle.ca.gov/greenbuilding/Basics.htm








Other alternative energy and informational resources:

www.alternative-energy-news.info/

www.solcomhouse.com/globalwarming.htm




For more information about Bruce Wagner Construction, please contact us at 303-763-7441 or email us at bruce.wagner@comcast.net
to schedule an appointment.

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