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Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day!

Did you know that April 22nd marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day?  As we adapt to the restrictions of social distancing, one thing we can celebrate is our shrinking carbon footprint. During this newfound journey, we are here to serve our clients today and tomorrow building energy-efficient homes designed to soak in natural light and ventilation. Modular construction maximizes the use of building materials and utilizes waste to energy practices which means far less waste in landfills.  A tighter building envelope combined with the insulation package we include in each home means greater energy efficiency and savings for the homeowner. Our homes are better for the families living in them and for our environment. What are some easy ways to reduce that carbon footprint even more?  Continue to reduce and consolidate trips to the store. Pick up needed items for neighbors and alternate trips to the store with friends. Wash and carry your own reusable shopping bags a

Green Building with Connecticut Valley Homes

April is Sustainability Month

We’re excited to share that Brandon Secl, East Lyme resident and Cost Estimator with Connecticut Valley Homes, recently received his LEED Green Associate credential from the U.S. Green Building Council. By using environmentally- friendly modular construction for almost 40 years, we have always been mindful of ways to be kinder to our earth. And with Secl’s designation, he brings to our team a documented, up-to-date understanding of the most current green building principles and practices.

When asked what inspired Secl to pursue this time-consuming designation he says, “Studies show that investing in green methods and materials to build your home is not only better for our environment, it improves the energy efficiency of each home and reduces utility and maintenance expenses over time. It reduces our carbon footprint and helps our clients save time and money.”

Secl’s enthusiasm on the topic continues: “For our team, the need for limited-use building materials such as shrink wrap, cardboard, wood pallet packaging can be reduced by up to 90% than traditional site-builders. Modular construction is inherently a green-building method because assembly line, factory-based systems in a controlled environment produce less fossil fuel emissions than that of conventional construction. Local environmental disturbances, construction pollution, storm-water runoff, heat-island effects, soil erosion are all reduced to a minimum.”

Modular homes are healthier homes, especially when they come from Connecticut Valley Homes.
Secl says, “We use locally-sourced FSC certified lumber and Kohler “WaterSense” certified plumbing fixtures. We conduct blower door tests, often exceeding code requirements for optimal energy efficiency. Spray foam insulation, waterborne finishes and sealers, custom floor plans to take advantage of passive solar heating and provide natural light and air ventilation– these are just a few of the advantages when designing and building with us!”

Earth Day is the largest civic-focused day of action around the world, celebrated by more than 1 billion people. 

If you would like to learn more about how your new home can contribute to Sustainability Month every day of the year and save you time and money, contact the team at Connecticut Valley Homes today! Visit our website or call 860-739.6913.


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