Green Home Remodeling Westminster CO

Local resource for green home remodeling in Westminster. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to contractors, designers, green home designs, home remodeling, house plans, and green building remodeling as well as advice and content on how to make your house green.

Village Homes (NVH WIP LLLP)
(303) 795-1976
Denver, CO
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Harvard Communities, Inc.
(303) 740-9018
Denver, CO
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Richmond American Homes - Denver
(720) 977-3876
Denver, CO
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Michael Collins Fine Homebuilding
(303) 909-5162
Denver, CO
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Suburban Homes, Inc.
(303) 920-8444
Denver, CO
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Toll Brothers - Colorado
(303) 210-2345
Denver, CO
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Standard Pacific Homes
(866) 779-4100
Denver, CO
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

OBAAT Construction Group
(303) 931-7512
Denver, CO
Specialty
Site-Built Homes, Owner/Builder

AR Builders
(303) 321-4450
Denver, CO
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

David Weekley Homes - Denver
(303) 850-9801
Denver, CO
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

GREEN Advanced Systems

GREEN Advanced Systems

GREEN Advanced Systems
Payback comes in 6-10 Years. Spend $70,000 to save $180,000 over 20 years. Tax Free ROI over 11%
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GREEN Advanced Systems

Payback
Time in
Years:
Added
Cost:
Annual
SAVINGS
20 Year
SAVINGS
Return on
Investment
(ROI):

Dual Flush Toilets

Why assume that all flushes are created equal? Dual-Flush technology lets you choose between a 'light' and 'heavy' flush for maximum efficiency and saving between 8,000 and 20,000 gallons of water per year, per toilet.
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6.7 $150 $23 $450 15%

Smart Roofs

Why assume that asphalt roofs are the best way to go, just because so many homes have them? Smart shingled roofing saves over 20% on summer energy costs, last about 3 times longer, and can reduce your homeowners insurance.
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6.7 $2,000 $300 $6,000 15%

Insulated Double Walls

Why assume that one wall is enough? Boost insulation on new walls from R-19 to R-30 by creating an insulation sandwich that increase savings on utilities, sound protection, and looks great with extra deep sills.
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7.5 $900 $120 $2,400 13.3%

Radiant Floors

Why assume that hot air blowing around your house is the best way to go. Radiant floors with water or electric systems increase comfort and decrease heating costs by up to 40%.
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7.3 $4,000 $550 $11,000 13.8%

Thermal Mass - Floors

Why assume that a thin 3/4" plywood board underneath your finished floor is the best way to go. An 1 1/4" Gyp Crete below a tile floor holds the heat and cool air when you want it to save on energy bills and create an overall more solid house.
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7.5 $3,000 $400 $8,000 13.3%

Southern Overhangs

Why not check your latitude to see the significant difference in the angle of the sun in the summer vs. the winter. Proper overhang shading can reduce undesirable heat gain in summer and increase the desirable heat gain in winter for energy savings and comfort.
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8 $1,440 $180 $3,600 12.5%

Solar – Hot Water

Why assume that the investment payback is too long? Let the sun work to heat the water in your home with an efficient and maintenance free system that runs form your roof into your existing hot water tank.
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8.9 $2,500 $280 $5,600 11.2%

Geo-Thermal

Why not dig deep? Since the ground temperature is a constant, a 'ground-source heat pump system' uses underground water from a 1,000-foot deep well heat and cool your house for savings.
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10 $30,000 $3,000 $60,000 10%

Cross Ventilation

Why not position new windows or check the direction of the breezes on your property to maximize air flow in spring ...

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Solar Hot Water

Solar Hot Water

Solar Hot Water
Spend $2,500 now and SAVE $280 each year... ROI = 11.2%

Highlights

Heating the water in your house accounts for about 11% of your annual energy costs. The sun generates more power in a day than all of the fossil fuels on earth, so let it heat up the water you use every day. Save up to 70% on your hot water bill by channeling water from the rooftop panels to your existing water tank. You may be surprised at how small the panel is and how much hot water is generated even on overcast winter days. Worry-free systems have no maintenance and last decades, so savings extend well beyond ten years.

The ROI Calculation is based on current hot water for showers, dishwashing, and laundry costs at about $110 a year per person (With natural gas costs at $1.15/gallon and electricity costs at 7 cents/kilowatt hour). The annual utility cost for a four person household is typically over $400.

TAX CREDITS

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provides you with a 30% Tax Credit for Solar Water Heaters that are put into service by the end of 2016. This tax credit item is for existing homes or new construction. This does not have to be your primary residence and it includes the cost of materials and installation.

3 KEY POINTS

  1. The tax credit cap is $1,500 on collective home improvement elements other than Geo-Thermal 'Ground Source' Heat Pumps, Solar Hot Water Heating, Solar Photovoltaic, and Fuel Cell systems - which each have no cap and are eligible through 2016.
  2. The tax credits for exterior 'weatherization' improvements like windows, doors and insulation do not include the cost of installation!
  3. If you reach the $1,500 cap in 2009, you are not eligible for additional tax credits in 2010.

Choose Solar Water Heaters that meet these criteria to get the Tax Credit; and check products carefully, because in many cases an ENERGY STAR certification does not necessarily meet the tax credit requirements below:

  • At least half of the energy generated by the “qualifying property” must come from the sun. Homeowners may only claim spending on the solar water heating system property, not the entire water heating system of the household.
  • The credit is not available for expenses for swimming pools or hot tubs.
  • The water must be used in the dwelling.
  • The system must be certified by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC).
This ‘super-sized’ system has three panels instead of one, because it also ...

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