Sustainable Building Practices

Sustainable Building Practices

Building Green

Asher Custom Homes utilizes sustainable building practices. Our firm is passionate about helping you design and build an energy-efficient home. Perhaps your goal is to save on energy costs, improve indoor air quality or reduce environmental impact. No matter what steps you want to take to improve your home’s carbon footprint, we help identify the most cost-effective techniques, materials, and methods of sustainable construction. During our planning phase, we’ll also help determine areas of focus for your project that would be most beneficial to your budget, goals and lifestyle. If you are looking for innovative passive solar designs, or you want to design and build a certified green home using the latest technologies and materials, Asher has the experience to guide you through all of your home’s sustainability options.

We lead by example. The Asher office operates on 100% Green Power and our office uses energy-efficient LED lighting.

Asher Custom Homes is committed to green building and design through the following designations:

Certified Green Professional

Through the National Green Building Program, the National Association of Home Builders is helping its members move the practice of green building into the mainstream. Energy efficiency, water and resource conservation, sustainable or recycled products, and indoor air quality are increasingly incorporated into the everyday process of home building. From greywater systems to passive solar design, conserving our resources is a priority.

The Certified Green Professional is an exclusive designation offered by the NAHB. It is designed to teach industry professionals strategies for incorporating green design and building principles into homes using cost-effective options. Certification requires a minimum of 2 years industry experience, successful completion of Green Building courses, as well as continuing education. The entire management team at Asher Custom Homes are certified Green Professionals.

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building types, LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership. A LEED AP credential distinguishes those with advanced knowledge in green building, plus expertise in a particular LEED rating system.

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