Blog : Meet a Green Alliance Business

By Ali | Aug 11, 2014 | in

Who: Little Green Homes

What: Since the housing bubble burst in 2008, a growing demand for down-sized environmental homes has flooded the market. Luckily, Little Green Homes is ready to deliver.

With a focus on sustainable building in all aspects of a project, Little Green Homes’ founders, Chris Redmond and Jeff Stacy, build homes with lower energy costs, a smaller environmental impact, and a better resale value. In 2009, Little Green Homes was part of the first Platinum LEED build in Portsmouth and has since watched its business grow.

Redmond and Stacy believe using LED lighting, cellulose-based insulation, “concrete foam” foundations, and laying out a projects “bones” for maximum efficiently, make a quality building.

The other aspect is education. Both Redmond and Stacy make it part of their job to understand the latest innovation green technology, sharing their knowledge with clients on every project.

 

 Where: 23 Autumn Pond Park, Greenland

Click here to view Little Green Homes website!

What makes it green:
• Creative design that gets the most out of the building footprint.
• Minimal site disturbance to control erosion and landscape damage.
• Chooses responsibly sourced material, such as reclaimed or locally sourced wood.
• Uses sustainable materials from siding to insulation, heating units to deck materials, LED lighting, paints and window.
• Engages and educates prospective customers about the long-term benefits of building green.
• Promotes green products that are Energy Star and LEED certified and the local businesses that sell them.
• Asks others involved in the project (electricians, plumbers, etc.) to approach their work from a sustainable mind-set.

All Green Alliance businesses are green certified. Read Little Green Homes’ full certification documents and learn more about its sustainability initiatives and those of 115 other local green businesses.