Category: Green Building

(Flawed) Reasons People Don’t Use Green Building Certification Programs By Leigha Dickens, Green Building and Sustainability Manager for Deltec Homes If I had a dollar for every time a client chose not to certify their new Deltec through a third party green building program (e.g. Energy Star for Homes,…

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We take great pride in how energy efficient our homes are. But let’s be honest, we can only go so far. That’s why after years of research, we’re excited to announce our newest home feature that will truly change the industry as we know it:

Deltec Homes Prefab Model

The House A custom 1500 square foot round home in Mars Hill, NC. Open to the public to allow our costumers to come and see what net-zero living feels like in the round! HERS Score: 7 Certifications: Energy Star for Homes, NC, GreenBuilt Platinum and Net-Zero Certified Projected Yearly…

deltec prefab net zero

The House A custom Ridgeline model from our Renew Collection in Asheville, NC HERS Score: 6 Certifications: Energy Star for Homes, NC GreenBuilt Platinum and Net-Zero Certified, winner of Asheville Parade Of Homes Greenest Home Award Projected Yearly Energy Savings: $1450 (compared to typical new construction) The Story Amy…

deltec homes model home

In recent years, prefabricated building has gained more and more recognition as a “better way to build”. In addition to being faster and more energy efficient, prefab homes can be customized to fit your needs and personal taste. Whiles the rest of the world is just now catching up,…

deltec homes green prefab

When you see a home under construction, does it look like the picture on the left? That’s pretty common with traditional stick-built construction. In fact, with traditional on-site building, about 25-30% of construction materials are sent to the landfill. Mind you, that’s material you pay for! When you build…

Deltec Homes Case study

The House Ridgeline B model in North Carolina, 1604 square feet. Their Story Rick and Maureen turned to Deltec, a company in their own backyard, to help them build the green home of their dreams. Having fallen in love with the Ridgeline design—created for Deltec Homes by a local…

Their Story Jim and Gail of Abingdon, VA grew up as environmentalists and readers of Mother Earth News—which is where they found Deltec Homes. They wanted to build a home that incorporated the oldest, yet most effective green technologies: passive solar design. They used the Deltec Homes’ Crescent Chalet…

This contemporary and simple model is designed for form and function when it comes to sustainability and layout. For this Renew Collection feature, I asked Andrea Martin, Deltec CAD Designer and brain behind the Highland what inspired her to create this model. “We knew contemporary homes are light and…

This Arts and Crafts style model offers a combination of classic architectural appeal and modern high-performance design. An open floorplan and the 400-square-foot wraparound porch ensures comfortable living space both indoors and out. Chad Moore, Deltec project manager and the lead designer of the Chestnut tells us more about…

Post by Leigha Dickens, Deltec Green Building and Sustainability Manager & Certified HERS Rater What’s Your HERS Score? If you haven’t heard of the RESNET HERS index and you’re interested in energy efficient building, prepare for a brief lesson (and take notes!).  The HERS (Home Energy Rating System) index…

deltec homes sustainability report

This past year at Deltec we focused on growing our company while continuing our environmental stewardship. In our 2014 sustainability report you’ll find updates on our activities and performance in relation to our environmental and community outreach commitments. Highlights of the report include case studies of three of the…

Leigha Dickens, Deltec’s green building and sustainability manager is featured in this blog post about her adventures at Building Science Summer Camp I just got back from the 19th Annual Westford Symposium on Building Science, often referred to as Building Science Summer Camp. Just like with any good camp,…

Just months after the launch of the Renew Collection, Deltec Homes delivered the first net-zero home to Dr. Marie DeVerneil, a professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Located in Virginia, the home will feature passive solar design, solar panels with battery backup, a double stud wall…

With demands for more energy efficient homes in general, and rising interest in Deltec’s Renew Collection in particular, Deltec Homes has added a new lineup to their signature homebuilding seminars. On October 18, 2014, the first seminar dedicated to building a net-zero Deltec home will take place at the…

It’s good to remember every now and again that problems can often be resolved by stepping back and taking a fresh look at the big picture. A case in point: Deltec’s insulated headers. Deltec uses GreenGuard® wrap for insulating, and we have done so for many years. GreenGuard® helps…