Blog : New Green Homes Coming To New Hampshire Landscape

By Ken | Jan 21, 2015 | in

Little Green Homes, owned by designer Chris Redmond and builder Jeff Stacy, focuses, as their name implies, on green homes that are sustainable. The combination of having both a green designer and green builder ensures that the focus on efficiency and sustainability goes all the way from the design phase to the finished project. Right now, Little Green Homes is building a new green home in Derry, New Hampshire, which will utilize photo-voltaic solar panels for the electricity and solar thermal solar panels for the hot water. The home will feature a masonry heater, which is a super-efficient wood stove. This Spring they will be breaking ground on a new home in Kittery, Maine, which will be as zero net energy as possible.

Little Green Homes creates new homes as well as renovations to your existing home and believes in the motto “bigger is not always better.” Green homes are not just environmentally friendly, but are also safer homes for the inhabitants. Having a smaller home doesn't mean that you will end up with cramped hard-to-live-in space or will have to sacrifice what you are looking for; it means that you will have cozy well-designed space. Little Green Homes innovatively designs their projects taking into account maximum efficiency of the space layout and works with the customer to ensure that the end result is what the customer is looking for.

Little Green Homes educates potential customers of the benefits of green homes including, but not limited to, lower energy costs, sustained durability of the home, better resale value, and having a smaller environmental footprint. They also stress that the skeleton and skin of the building matter the most – far more than superficial aspects like accessories. The skeleton and skin consist of the siding, insulation materials, heating units, deck materials, LED lighting, space-efficiency, paint, and windows.

New green improvement options are constantly coming out on the market and Little Green Homes stays up-to-date on them. They do everything possible to recycle while they are on job sites. Little Green Homes built the first Platinum LEED certified home on the Seacoast, the highest LEED certification level.

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