Custom Home Building Resources
M-H Builders: Committed to 3rd-party certified homes. We don't just talk "green", we provide certification on every home.
ENERGY STAR -- ENERGY STAR qualified homes offer homebuyers all the features they want in a new home, plus energy-efficient improvements that deliver better performance, greater comfort, and lower utility bills.
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home -- A DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is a high performance home which is so energy efficient, that a renewable energy system can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption.
Master Certified Green Professional -- This designation signifies their long-standing commitment to and experience with sustainable building and remodeling. The emphasis is on building science: a core competency in a field that changes almost daily as new products and techniques are introduced.
EPA Indoor airPLUS - EPA created Indoor airPLUS to help builders meet the growing consumer preference for homes with improved indoor air quality. Additional construction specifications include moisture control systems; heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems; combustion-venting systems; radon resistant construction; and low-emitting building materials.
A builder must first design a home to earn the ENERGY STAR label — the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency. The result is a home that is significantly more energy efficient than a home built to minimum code, helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
NAHB Research Center Green Program -- Through the National Green Building Program, the National Association of Home Builders is helping its members move the practice of green building into the mainstream. Energy efficiency, water and resource conservation, sustainable or recycled products, and indoor air quality are increasingly incorporated into the everyday process of home building.
Colorado Energy Office -- Providing information and links on the states role in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) and information and links to available rebates.
Energy Efficient Building Association -- Nonprofit organization dedicated to energy efficient building and environmentally sound development.
Annadel Building Solutions, LLC -- An experienced local energy rater who can assist you with residential or commercial 3rd-party verification. Contact Mike Frisoni at firstname.lastname@example.org
WaterSense - A partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services.
Colorado Green Building Guild -- The Colorado Green Building Guild (CGBG) is a non-profit trade organization representing a wide range of leaders in the green building movement.
Durango, CO Area Links
4CORE -- The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency (4CORE) will link you with discounts, rebates, energy professionals and information to help you save at home and at your business. They provide free or low-cost educational opportunities for home builders and homeowners throughout the region.
San Juan Citizens Alliance -- San Juan Citizens Alliance is a grass roots organization dedicated to social, economic and environmental justice in the San Juan Basin. They organize San Juan Basin residents to protect our water and air, our public lands, our rural character, and our unique quality of life while embracing the diversity of our region’s people, economy and ecology.
Sustainability Alliance of SW Colorado -- SASCO's mission is to promote sustainability in Southwest Colorado through facilitation, communication, and community collaboration.
KSUT - Four Corners Public Radio
LPEA -- La Plata County Electric Association offers renewable energy and energy efficient rebates
Durango Chamber of Commerce -- Chamber of Commerce for Durango, Colorado.
Durango Herald -- Daily newspaper serving Durango, Colorado
Durango Telegraph -- The Independent Weekly Line on Durango and Beyond
Durango Downtown -- Durango Colorado community and vacation guide.