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Beckwith Builders,Inc.

PO Box 3213
736 Riverland Drive
Crested Butte, CO 81224
 
Phone: 970-209-8605
Fax: 970-349-6513

Beckwith Brickworks

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Green Building

How Green?

Green Building has become a household term with the general concern over what is happening to our global climate. Most anyone undertaking a construction project these days want to be as "green" as they can be. The big question is where to be green and how  much can one afford? Environmentally conscience building materials and alternative energy systems generally cost more than traditional construction, therefore not everyone can afford to be as green as Kermit the Frog.  Beckwith Builders will work with you to find the most effective ways to use your "green" budget. Because Crested Butte lies in a high mountain valley (~9000 ft above sea level),  homes are heated for much of the year  and energy consumption over the life of a home is a large part of the carbon footprint. Therefore, Beckwith Builders primary focus is to construct a tight building envelope that limits air infiltration while insulating the home as much as possible. We can then bring in alternative energy systems and recycled/reclaimed materials to limit the impact your new home will create.

Here is a list of just some of the “green” products and methods that we have incorporated in our projects and in our personal homes:

 

  • Thermal solar panels for domestic hot water and space heating
  • Photovoltaic solar panels for electricity
  • Reclaimed wood for exterior and interior applications
  • Recycled Styrofoam/concrete blocks
  • Zero and low VOC paints, stains and adhesives
  • Florescent and LED lighting plans
  • Formaldehyde free cabinetry
  • Corn based carpet
  • Recycled cotton insulation
  • Energy Star rated appliances

 

Green Links:

www.resourceefficiency.org The Office for Resource Efficiency (ORE) is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 based in Gunnison County, Colorado. ORE brings energy efficiency and renewable energy to the area through partnerships, programs and outreach.

www.nunatakenergy.com  A local company that specializes in photovoltaic solar systems

www.reginc.com Resource Engineering Group helps create high quality, energy efficient spaces and processes.