Environmentally friendly communities that are a breath of fresh air

Homebuilding Practices that Will Benefit Future Generations

One of our core beliefs is to provide our clients with healthy, energy efficient homes using environmentally sustainable practices. Our GoGreen ™ program provides you and your family with just that.

We’re committed to building homes that are a breath of fresh air.

  • Our innovative homes will save you money, conserve water, promote better health, and reduce waste
  • Programmable thermostats, Energy Star qualified lighting, additional exterior insulation and high efficiency mechanical equipment for energy savings
  • Efficient shower heads and low-flow toilets for less water consumption
  • HRV’s, humidifiers, Lauzon’s Pure Genius flooring, which ‘cleans’ your air, and Low VOC materials for healthier indoor air
  • A Waste Management Program, which uses recycled building materials including the donation of excess materials to Habitat for Humanity’s Re-Store to help preserve our environment

Our Go Green practices help to make a difference in the following areas.

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Improved Indoor Air Quality
  • Upgraded Energy Star qualified ceiling fixtures
  • Electronic Thermostats to better regulate temperature distribution and conserve energy.
  • R5 Rigid Insulation Sheathing applied to all exterior walls for additional insulation.
  • Sealed basement ducts which reduce heat loss at duct joints.
  • Steel insulated roll-up garage door with an equivalent R9 Value providing an insulated element within the garage area.
  • Expanding foam insulation applied around all windows and doors for draft prevention.
  • Low-flow toilets and Moen Eco-Performance faucets and shower heads featured throughout all baths to enhances water conservation.
  • MDF Trim made from a renewable resources.
  • Engineered hardwoods selected from sustainable forests.
  • Broadloom and adhesives are Green Label Plus certified and are produced using completely recycled materials within an optimized manufacturing facility.
  • Recycled aggregate materials used for driveway base.
  • In order to conserve lumber, OPUS has opted not to provide wood decking. Should a client desire to have a deck, an appropriately sized design will be submitted to the municipality for permit.
  • A Waste Management Program that is carried out by the construction team includes source separation, lumber and drywall recycling, and the reuse of temporary stairs and railings throughout the construction process.

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