About Us :: Green Building
We believe in doing our part for the environment is an investment in the future. Giving our clients information and access to environmentally friendly building techniques and materials is just the start. To best meet the expectations for whatever shade of green you prefer, Joseph Irons and several of his team have earned their Certified Green Professional designation from National Association of Home Buiilders.
Green building is the use of quality building practices that promote sustainability to make your home healthier and more efficient. The CGP designation means our team has a solid background in green building materials, methods, and tools to meet your needs. We understand and are experienced in the principles of energy, water, and resource efficiency, as well as indoor and environmental air quality. For you this means that we incorporate green building principles into our home remodels utilizing cost-effective and affordable options. We also have completed the Healthy House Training for Building Professionals sponsored by the American Lung Association.
Your family’s health and safety is our top priority! As a Certified Lead Renovator, Irons Brothers Construction has the knowledge, training, and certification required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to renovate and remodel your home right. If your home was built before 1978, visit www.epa.gov/lead for important lead hazard information. See our Consumer Tips page for further information on selecting the right contractor for your project.
How Green Are You?
We work with all shades of green at Irons Brothers Construction. Let us know your green goals and we will exceed them! Our Green Practices include: an onsite recycling plan for every project, involving careful and considerate demolition practices to sort actual waste from items that can be reused, recycled or donated. Our organizational system means as few trips to the waste facilities as possible, and our fleet of vehicles accept bio-diesel fuel. We even use green cleaning products while in your home, just as we do in our offices.
Home Energy Audits
If you're concerned about rising energy costs and your home's energy efficiency, a Home Energy Audit may benefit you. It can also be a helpful tool in planning your remodeling project. The testing results can provide cost effective solutions for water damage and other unforeseen problems within your home’s walls. It measures your home's efficiency and safety and diagnoses its performance, providing you with information on how to make your home healthier and more efficient.
Blower Door Test
Do you have?
High electrical bills
Water or Moisture problems
Uneven heating & cooling
Mold, mildew, musty or bad odors
If you answered YES to any of the above, your home could benefit from a Home Energy Audit, contact us to learn more.
We are the first construction company in King County awarded an EnviroStars rating! In fact, we achieved 4 stars from the King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program. We also work within the guidelines of the Master Builder Association’s Built Green program which establishes consistent benchmarks for green building practices. Irons Brothers Construction is a member of the EcoBuilding Guild and recently our company’s project was featured on the cover of the Green Pages publication.
Irons Brothers Construction has Certified several Built Green Projects. For more information contact us.