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GREEN BUILDING AND DESIGN

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Franklin & Associates is committed to protecting our environment and designing and building our client's new home, remodeling and commercial projects in an Eco-friendly, responsible and cost efficient manner.  We create interior and exterior spaces that function in harmony with the environment and lowering energy costs—while increasing the comfort and pleasure our clients derive from it.

 

We can integrate cutting edge environmentally sensitive green technologies into the design of your building, as well as, established green building practices and materials into the construction of your new home. From landscape design that utilizes your property's natural setting to incorporating energy-efficient and water saving appliances—we'll provide you with technologies and materials that offer you the most value and reduce the impact your custom designed building or outdoor living space has on the environment.  

A few examples of our “Green” building practices include:

 

  • Site Evaluations: Position the project to take advantage of the Sun for warmth and trees for cooling—as well as from landscape design that utilizes your property's natural setting.

  • Framing: Use traditional, engineered and recycled materials.

  • Heating: We have pioneered and perfected in-floor radiant heating systems fed by highly efficient gas boilers.

  • Bathrooms: Install under-floor electric radiant heat tiles that emit no electromagnetic fields and add comfort to the floor.

  • Kitchens: Use formaldehyde-free cabinetry and MDF products. Also, use no VOC adhesives and sealers.

  • Lighting: Install LED and compact fluorescent lamps. Also, install dimmers and occupancy sensors.

  • Insulation: Install cellulose, formaldehyde-free or recycled insulation in the walls and ceiling.

  • Recycling: Salvage materials before demolition for later use.

  • Life-Span Design: Incorporating Life-Span Design elements in your plan will require less remodeling over the long term. Thus, eliminating the need to tear down and rebuild to make it work for you or somebody else in the future.   

 

In our initial project meetings with our clients, we ask what “Green” means to them and how much focus should be put towards “Green” issues. Are lower energy costs a goal or whole house air-filtration systems to reduce allergies? These and many other issues are defined and incorporated into our clients projects.

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