5 Steps To Green Construction Preparation

water collection

Underwater Rainwater Collection


When clients want to build a green construction house, they are surprised that it involves much more than just purchasing sustainable products and installing efficient appliances. Green construction starts at the beginning, from lot design, preparation, and development. In this blog, read about how the land the green construction home needs to be prepared in order to provide a proper foundation for a truly efficient home.

Before we even lay one brick for an energy efficient home, we need to first look at the land the home is going to be built on. To follow the stringent guidelines of truly green construction, here are the steps we followed on a recent project we did:

  1. No new lot development, minimal cutting or filling of soil or soil disturbance.
  2. No significant tree cutting because of house orientation.
  3. Design & construction of rain gardens to reduce site runoff and erosion.
  4. Underground rainwater collection system so the water can be used for irrigation.
  5. Maintain stringent erosion control measures on site.

We did a partial demolition of the home to ensure we didn’t disturb the nearby trees. With the majority of the existing structure gone, we didn’t need to further develop the land, since it was already primed and ready for a home. Pictured to the right is the underground rainwater collection system we used for irrigation and spa water.

As you can see, if you’re dreaming of a home that reduces your carbon footprint and keeps your actual cost of home ownership down, The Chuba Company can make it happen. No matter what you envision for your green home, we’ll work hard to get it done correctly, to your specifications, as well as to green construction guidelines. Contact us today to get started on your plans for your dream home that is kind to the environment! To see our past projects and the quality of our craftsmanship, follow us on Pinterest and Houzz and connect with us on Facebook