Green homes incorporate environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the building and development process to minimize environmental impact
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Tilton, NH (PRWEB) April 14, 2009
Leading DIY kit-home manufacturer, Shelter-Kit, Inc., has recently launched a Green Home Kit that will allow customers the ability to be a part of a certified home project from the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) National Green Building Certification Program (NGBP). The Tilton, NH based kit-home company creates homes, barns and garages, all of which are engineered to exacting quality and precision specifications so that anyone can build their own home.
The NAHB launched the NGBP with the goal of helping its members move the practice of green building into the mainstream. "Green homes incorporate environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the building and development process to minimize environmental impact," says the NAHB. Shelter-Kit retained TimberLogic LLC, a Certified Green Professional company to conduct the Green Building assessment of their Green Home Kit. Points are awarded in a variety of categories, which in conjunction with other onsite components, determine whether a home can be certified by the NGBP. As with all Shelter-Kit products, customers can customize their Green Home Kit for their particular needs and wants -- the more green points options they select in their Green Home Kit, the more points are accrued toward NGBP certification (beyond the Green Home Kit, homeowners can gain points for certification from other parts of their overall project, including site work, energy efficiency, operation, etc).
Shelter-Kit's Green Home Kit incorporates many eco-friendly features and options, including resource, water and energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. Dave Kimball, owner of Shelter-Kit says, "We've always prided ourselves on the eco-benefits that our manufactured homes and structures have over stick-built. Now, with this Green Home Kit, we really have taken it to the next level, allowing our customers the options to build a truly green home. It feels really good to not only be able to give something more to our customers, but to also give back to the planet… it's important to us, and it's important to our customers."
Shelter-Kit has been ahead of the curve since its infancy. The company was founded in 1970 with the goal to design and produce buildings primarily for assembly with no prior building experience. The first was a "Unit One" cabin, and from there, the company expanded into the modular and expandable "Lofthouse", then on to barn and garage kits (all the kits come with the necessary materials to build a complete, weather-tight shell). Furthermore, Shelter-Kit homes are designed to be buttoned up quickly and easily -- they can be assembled by only two people in 3 -15 days.
Shelter-Kit is in its 40th year, and customers throughout the US and Canada have assembled their Shelter-Kit buildings by themselves. To learn more about Shelter-Kit and their Green Home Kit, please visit them online at http://www.shelter-kit.com, or call (603) 286-7611. To learn more about the National Association of Home Builders and their National Green Building Certification Program, please visit them online at http://www.nahbgreen.org
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