Green Building Practices
Green building benefits generations. It is the practice of creating healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, and maintenance.
A home should be a healthy environment. We are working to provide products that help protect you and local eco systems.
The air you breathe when you're in your home is just as important as the food you feed your body. We're working to keep the air in your home safe by sealing, filtering in the fresh air intake, and circulating.
Water is a vital source of all life on earth. We are helping consumers conserve it - for their own utility, bills and for the planet.
We preserve energy by intentionally designing homes with efficient heating systems, solar readiness, and insulation improvements to reduce energy consumption.
NeighborWorks ® Boise is one of two Nonprofit Energy Star Certified builder in Idaho. We build to Energy Star Certified homes and Indoor Air Quality plus standards. These features come standard with our homes. We believe the air you breath is just as important as the food you eat.
ENERGY STAR is the government-backed program that helps us all save money and protect our environment with energy-efficient products and practices. Whether you are looking to replace old appliances, remodel your home, or buy a new house, ENERGY STAR can help. More than 60 types of products, including appliances, televisions, computers, heating and cooling equipment, and even new homes can earn the government's ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR also offers best-practice solutions to make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy costs. www.energystar.gov for more information about the program.
Indoor Air Quality Improvements
What does it take to earn an Indoor airPLUS label?
Every Indoor airPLUS home must first earn the ENERGY STAR Certified Home label, the trusted symbol of energy efficiency.
Additional home design and construction features are included in the Indoor airPLUS label to help protect homes from airborne contaminants. These features stop air pollutants at the source and properly seal and ventilate the home.
The home’s energy performance and key indoor air quality features are verified by an independent third-party inspector to ensure NeighborWorks and our partners have met all of EPA’s rigorous guidelines.
Saving Water Energy
WaterSense is a perfect example of how saving water saves energy, WaterSense labeled showerheads allow consumers to enjoy a satisfying shower while saving water, energy, and money. By replacing just one showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model, the average family can save the amount of water that it takes to wash 70 loads of laundry and conserve enough energy to power a home for 13 days every year!
Certified Efficient Homes
The EPA Certified Efficient Homes in our recent Flourish, our most recent Pocket Neighborhood™, include many energy-efficient features.
Features and Benefits of Energy Efficient New Homes:
- Thermal Enclosure
- Heating & Cooling
- Water Management
- Lighting & Appliances
- Independent Inspections & Tests
NWB builds solar-ready homes. These homes are easily upgradable and ready for solar power to be installed when the time is right for the homeowner. A solar-ready home can be fully wired and operational in as little as a day.
Benefits of solar:
- Environmental Impact
- Cost Savings
- Increased Home Value