Building Green

We know how important making your home beautiful is – and we think the same goes for our planet too. Oregon’s Green Building Code holds contractors and builders responsible for making sure upgrading your home (or starting from scratch) doesn’t mean downgrading our environmental health. Here at White River Construction, we take pride in making it easy for you to make all of your home upgrades as eco-friendly as possible. We like to employ green technology and energy efficient appliances in everything from our home remodeling and home additions to bathroom remodel and kitchen remodels. After all, when we can conserve resources by creating less waste and making your home energy efficient, everyone wins.

Energy efficiency is 20% greater than previous requirements.
Resource conservation standards mean that adhesives, paints, and coatings must have little or no volatile organic compounds; heating and air filters must meet minimum requirements for particulate filtration; and construction waste must be reduced by 50%. Water Conservation efforts will entail reducing indoor water use by 20%.  If you’re looking to complete a kitchen or bathroom remodel, look to replace old fixtures and appliances with energy efficient models like low flow toilets and showerheads and CFL or LED lighting. You might even consider renovating your whole home with renewable energy systems to power your electricity, heating, and cooling. Home additions like sunrooms are a good space to grow plants and provide natural lighting and warmth. Whatever direction you plan to take your home remodeling adventure, we’re here to make it stress-free, reliable, and beautiful.