New Homes by Chinburg
We are committed to residential development that is good fro people and the environment by designing to preserve nature and promote open space.
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From responsible land use to high tech energy saving features, we are dedicated to build green homes that are functional, comfortable and beautiful. Chinburg Properties has been rated a “Blossom” by the Green Alliance, representing an independent confirmation of the highest level of commitment to green and sustainable practices.
What makes a home green, anyway?
Green homes range from low-investment to high-investment, and from minor to major alterations to a traditional home. At the low end, you will find simple additions that can have a big impact: energy efficient windows and doors, Energy Star appliances and lighting, water-saving bathroom fixtures, and more. If you want a complete energy efficient home, major additions such as solar panels can be a great option but will represent a larger financial commitment. Chinburg Properties has recently built a Portsmouth neighborhood of high performance homes with energy ratings that translate into more than $1,200 in energy savings each year.
Why should I make my new home green?
When you’re building a home from the ground up, you have a unique opportunity to build a green home with relatively little deviation from the time or hassle associated with the project. Energy saving measures like energy saving ceiling and wall insulation may be difficult to retrofit into an existing home (and depending on the scope, may not even by possible) but when you’re starting from scratch it is easier to incorporate features like blown and cellulose insulation, low-flow plumbing, sustainable materials, and much more. If you think you may want to make your home green someday, talk to your builder about it now—you may be able to avoid costly and bothersome renovations in the future if you invest in building green from the beginning.
Where do I start?
The best place to start is simply with a conversation. Come by our offices to chat with one of our knowledgeable professionals, and tell us about your goals, budget and needs for your green home. We will work with you to create a green building plan that fits you and your life.