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Green Building with Squash Meadow Construction

See us featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Martha's Vineyard Magazine for our Green Modular Homes. Click here.

Members of the USGBC, the United States Green Building Council, Squash Meadow Construction is dedicated to advanced Green building techniques and principal owner Bill Potter has been a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) since the latter part of 2008. In 2010, after working closely in collaboration with West Chester Modular Homes, Inc., Squash Meadow Construction successfully developed a LEED certified Modular Home design that is now available for general distribution and application. Achieving what we believe is a giant leap towards a greener vision of home ownership.

Squash Meadow has worked with some of the most knowledgeable green-building consultants in New England, striving towards bringing affordable, sustainable housing to Martha’s Vineyard. This incredible learning process has granted us the opportunity to participate in the community on a more personal level, educating and developing new strategies with future homeowners.

Energy Star

*The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.


http://www.energystar.gov/

We are proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for you.

Benefits of owning one of our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes include:

A Label Backed by the Government

All ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are certified to meet EPA's strict guidelines for energy efficiency. This exemplary performance is verified by an independent third party.

Lower Utility Costs

Compared with standard homes, ENERGY STAR qualified new homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and hot water heating. Homeowners can expect to save about $200–$400 annually on their utility bills.

More Comfortable/Quieter Homes

The energy-efficient features of ENERGY STAR qualified new homes keep out excessive heat, cold, and noise, and ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms-making these homes more comfortable to live in.

Helping to Create a Better Future

By purchasing an ENERGY STAR qualified new home, you are joining millions of consumers who have changed to ENERGY STAR, helping our nation reduce our energy needs and building a cleaner environment for the future.

Features of our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes include:

  • Effective Insulation — Properly installed insulation that meets or exceeds national code requirements helps achieve even temperatures throughout the house while using less energy. The result is lower utility costs and a quieter, more comfortable home.

  • High-Performance Windows — Advanced window coatings help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. They also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furniture.

  • Tight Construction and Tight Ducts — Attention to detail by sealing all holes, cracks, and seams in ducts and construction assemblies helps eliminate drafts, moisture, dust, pests, and pollen. This improves comfort and the quality of indoor air, while lowering maintenance costs.

  • Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment — More efficient and properly sized heating and cooling systems use less energy, which reduces utility bills. These systems also turn on and off less frequently, removing more humidity and providing better comfort.

Learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified new homes at http://www.energystar.gov/.