The My Green Kentucky Home project, by GCCM Construction Services, is a 21st century home designed and built to be one of Kentucky's healthiest, energy-efficient, water-efficient, durable homes that addresses today's homeowners needs with the future in mind. The internationally recognized US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes program was followed, third-party verified and tested to achieve the highest certification level of Platinum. This home meets the American Institute of Architects Vision 2020 and 2030 Challenge goals by years 2020 and 2030 to be Net-Zero Energy use which will save the homeowners over $40,000.00 in utility bills in just the first 10 years. The home was also designed and built for Net-Zero Water use through rainwater harvesting where it collects and stores enough to satisfy all it's occupants needs.
About the Builder
GCCM Construction Services is committed to building state-of-the-art residences that are good for people and good for the environment. By utilizing toxin-free building materials and natural ventilation systems, homes will have fewer mold and mildew concerns and offer tremendous health benefits, especially for homeowners with allergies or respiratory problems. With the growing concern of natural disasters, GCCM's standard home is designed and built nearly disaster proof to withstand EF5 tornado winds upwards of 200 mph, at the same time be approximately 80% more energy efficient than a typical home. Other standard features in a GCCM home: safe room in homes without basements designed to meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) criteria and provide "near-absolute protection" in extreme weather events, Insulated Concrete Form exterior walls, geothermal heating and cooling, high-performance triple-pane windows, spray foam and solar panel ready which makes every home 80% more energy efficient than a typical home.
Why build a sustainable, LEED-certified home?
Our May 2013 energy bill from last month for our 3,725 sf home! Only $27.19 for
gas and electric which would be $0 but we still have to pay for the
basic connection charges. How much money can you save in just one year if your energy bill was only $27.19?