Blog : Bringing Sustainability To A Historic Property

By Ken | Jan 19, 2015 | in

In an industry that is notoriously unsustainable in their methods, Eco Sound Builders stands out with their environmentally sustainable home building and renovations. At the current time, Eco Sound Builders is at the tail end of renovating a historic home in Portsmouth's South End. They have been renovating the home to be a high-performance house while keeping the historic character of the house. The home, when finished, is expected to have net-zero energy use. This Spring, Eco Sound Builders will be starting on a new high-performance/high efficient house in Rye.

Formed in 2007 by the father-son team of Roger and Ethan Korpi, Eco Sound Builders specializes in building methods that focus on the long-term durability and the sustainability of the finished project. From residential homes, barns, remodels, retrofitting, and additions Eco Sound Builders helps customers find the most sustainable methods and materials that fit within their budget. Wood used is sourced from Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative forests and super-efficient insulation is available. Subcontracts are given to local companies that specialize in non-toxic paints and sourcing materials locally. All usable materials are donated to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Dover.

Eco Sound Builders seeks materials from local suppliers and distributors whenever possible and has a strict “no-idling” policy. They utilize the most up-to-date technology available, use products with a high recycled content, use reclaimed materials and salvaged products, use highly durable products suited for the local environmental conditions, optimize the use of the sun through passive and active means, use renewable energy sources, and preserve existing homes with high-performance renovations.

They also offer comprehensive energy audits and efficiency consultation. Using green and sustainable methods, Eco Sound Builders will make your project durable, high-performance, and long lasting.

Green Alliance members receive a full rebate (up to $500) for a comprehensive energy audit when you commit to doing a retrofit. Also receive two free hours of green consultation for your upcoming project. Not a member? Join here!