This is smart, responsible, and productive in the long run and relatively easy to do if we educate ourselves, make informed choices, and follow some simple rules and standard procedures. Building Green is simply building better, building more efficiently, and being concerned for product choices and waste reduction.
Two Storey Building built the first Silver LEED-certified home in Massachusetts and many Energy Star Certified and Stretch Code certified homes. Doug Storey has also received the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation from the NAHB.
Two Storey Building is registered with the EPA and is a Lead-Safe Certified Firm under the new Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Guidelines issued by the EPA. Doug, Bill, and Mat are all Certified Lead Renovators.
We all live and work in buildings. We all need shelter to survive. We all want a safe home. Green Building is a philosophy that attempts to minimize the impact of our actions on the environment and the world in which we live while creating long-lasting, efficient, healthy, high-performance homes and buildings.
Incorporating these features will help your home perform better than the typical code-built home.
Minimal disturbance to site (less than 1/3rd), maximum southern solar exposure, no lawn watering systems.
A tight house requires mechanical ventilation including a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) and an automatic bathroom fan on timers
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for maximum energy efficiency (R25 in walls, R40 in roof), factory built for production efficiency and yielding superior waste reduction
Super tight with taped seams on all house paper, advanced window and door flashing techniques, and vented siding rainscreen
Preprimed red cedar clapboards (including edges) over vented rainscreen
Energy Star Rated Low U High efficiency with Low E Argon filled double pane glass
FSC Certified and formaldehyde free lumber for all interior millwork, Engineered lumber included OSB panels
Recycled plastic lumber made from recycled HDPE plastic containers
30 Year Asphalt shingles over roofing paper barrier with bituminous membrane on the rakes and soffits, aluminum drip edge, large overhanging soffits (12”)
High efficiency (95%+) appropriately sized gas boiler with radiant heat throughout, and programmable thermostats
Low flow toilets (1.5GPF), shower and sink aerators for reduced water use, all hot water pipes insulated
Low VOC finishes throughout including ecostar paint and water based varnishes
25% Recycled Fly Ash content in mix
Use of Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs)
Energy Star Rated
Locally Harvested and Produced renewable hardwood flooring
Material Reuse of Bowling Alley for counters
For roof drain water reuse
Resulted in 60% reduction in waste and 94% of waste material being recycled