Sustainable Building and Design

BMF is committed to building better homes for our clients using superior design, installation methods and materials. “Green” means much more than just environmentally friendly construction, it also includes methods and materials which allow us to build you a home which is healthier, more economical to operate, comfortable as well as environmentally friendly.

Using sustainable practices and materials benefits both the environment and our clients. Sustainable or “green” construction produces numerous benefits. Building “green” may include:

  • Healthier and more comfortable home environment

  • Soundproofing systems to make home more enjoyable

  • Keeping your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer

  • Better envelope sealing to avoid water infiltration

  • Sealing/protection from pollutants in crawl spaces and attics

  • Better balance of mechanical systems

  • Improved ventilation systems which can save money while improving indoor air quality

  • Low voc building materials to reduce/or eliminate unhealthy off gassing

  • Superior sealing methods to prevent escaping of gases from mechanical equipment

  • Radiant heating to improve indoor air and provide health benefits

  • Removal of harmful materials such as lead, asbestos and mold

  • Using building materials designed to minimize and resist mold and fungus grow va-parentth which can harm the health of the homeowner

Indoor air pollutants may be 20-100 times greater than outdoor pollutants. Indoor air pollution is ranked among the top 5 environmental risks to public health by the EPA.

Cost Savings:

  • Improved insulation materials and methods

  • Solar power                                                   

  • Energy Star rated efficient fixtures, appliances, door and windows

  • Lower heating and cooling bills through superior mechanical installations including better sealing, sizing and balancing of systems

  • More efficient lighting fixtures and controls

  • Instant hot water systems                                                     

  • Superior installation methods and materials which reduce maintenance and repair costs and increase longevity

Sustainable Construction:

  • Using sustainably grow va-parentn and harvested lumber

  • Incorporating fast grow va-parenting materials such as bamboo and cork

  • Reuse of salvaged building materials into new projects

  • Donating of salvaged material for reuse

  • Using materials which incorporate by products such as concrete fly ash

  • Recycle debris                                                          

Green Builder and an EPA Certified Lead Renovator. Building “Green” means building better and smarter! If you’re ready to go green with your next construction or remodeling project, get in touch with the experts at (415) 669-9124 today!