Green Building

HomeSource Builders was “green” before many others even thought seriously about it! Over the past 15 years we have instituted green building practices; doing our part to reduce our environmental impact on our beautiful Western North Carolina mountains and communities. Many clients are interested in “green building,” but don’t have a full grasp of what green construction is, the varying degrees of green building, or what’s involved regarding materials, processes, and budgets. Whether you’re interested in a cost-effective green building solution or a home that is net-zero certified, let’s talk about your options and build what’s right for you.

What is Green Building?

Green building refers to the building life-cycle process of a structure that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. The scope ranges from initial siting to building design, construction, day-to-day operation, maintenance, renovation and demolition. A green builder uses environmentally friendly construction practices and materials to ensure low environmental impact at every stage.


Our Basic Green Category Includes:

  • Air barrier & additional sealing
  • Advanced framing techniques
  • Increased framed-wall and attic insulation
  • Low-E windows
  • ENERGY STAR® Appliances
  • Water-saving fixtures

Our Maximum GREEN Category Includes:

Everything in the basic and moderate categories PLUS:

  • Dual flush, high-efficiency toilets
  • Reclaimed or harvested water
  • Solar, photovoltaic panels for generating electricity
  • FSC-harvested building materials
  • Net-zero certified

Our Moderate GREEN Category Includes:

Everything in the basic category PLUS:

  • High-efficiency air filters
  • Low or no VOC paints and carpets
  • Low or formaldehyde-free interiors
  • Jumper ducts in bedrooms
  • Net-zero-ready certified