(July 16, 2011, Houston, Texas) – A Houston home built in 1958, was recently transformed, not just to the lifestyle demands of 2011, but to the new green standards outlined by The Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Green Built Gulf Coast (GBGC) program. The home, located in the Meyerland area, was a remodel project by Keechi Creek Builders. It received the first Bronze certification under the commended National Green Building Standard (NGBS).
KeechiCreek, owned by Brandon Lynch, a member of the GHBA, worked with the owner to incorporate a variety of features. After extensive remodeling, performance testing and inspections, the home obtained a 32% reduction in energy usage and a 37% reduction in water usage. The home attained a high caliber in green performance by meeting the GBGC Bronze point requirements outlined by the Standard. The home was renovated with materials that were not only classified as green, but were also aesthetically appealing.
“A 1958 home became a blend of beautiful green, in-demand features with energy saving methods,” said Lynch. “We recycled the original wood flooring, added bamboo floors, Pella windows, natural stone, water plumbing and energy star lighting fixtures. Also incorporated was R-19 insulation in the wall, R-40 in the attic, new R6 duct work and 16 SEER A/C units, a tankless hot water heater and polyurethane piping.”