Category: Green Building

One of great things about working with Deltec is access to green building and building science consulting from our experienced and passionate green building consultants. Here, just as in this previous blog, we post some answers to common technical questions that our clients often ask us as they think…

As the green building industry talks about decarbonizing the housing market, the concept of total home electrification is a common one. In fact, some local governmental bodies like Denver are moving towards that as a regulatory goal for new homes. The environmental rationale for total electrification is simple.  Electricity…

Last month, I attended the ribbon cutting/switch flipping ceremony for the new solar array at Isaac Dickson elementary school here in Asheville, North Carolina. Consisting of 300 kilowatts of solar photovoltaic panels, the project was six years in the making, and is estimated to save the school more than…

Our annual sustainability report for 2020 is hot off the presses! We know it’s already July 2021. You’ll have to excuse the delay, our green building and sustainability manager was out on maternity leave for several months at the end of 2020 – early 2021. And 2020 was, well…you…

Sustainability is not just important for our homes, but how we operate ourselves. We were one of the first companies in NC to use 100% renewable electricity through our on-site solar array and purchased wind power to power our manufacturing facility.  That was 13 years ago. But we are…

Most of us can control (at least, to some extent) the quality and safety of the water we drink, the food that we eat. These days, we are even forced to exert greater control over what surfaces we do or do not touch, and the physical distance we must…

Deltec Home’s 2019 Sustainability Report is hot off the presses! You can click here to see the new, full color report in full. Inside this report: Learn about our ongoing use of 100% renewable electricity in our facility, and read more about some of or waste reduction programs. Check…

By: Leigha Dickens, Green Building & Sustainability Manager To me, off-grid homes have always been about a certain kind of longing. A longing to live a life that is simpler, more self-sufficient and more rewarding.  A longing for a better way, one that respects our connection to the natural…

In 2018 over 20,000 new homes projects across the US and Canada were designed as “ready for zero” or “zero energy” homes. That means they were designed to be highly energy efficient and ready to produce most of their energy needs through renewable energy. These homes, many of which…

Deltec Is Celebrating Third Party Green Building Programs with a New Rebate Program Third party verification is so important in new home construction. It can be the difference between a key detail that is handled correctly or is forever missed, dogging the home with energy efficiency or durability issues…

Leigha Dickens, Green Building and Sustainability Manager, Deltec Homes The Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) is one of the oldest organizations in the US dedicated to sustainable and energy efficient practices in the built environment. Every year, some of the nation’s most innovative builders gather in their annual…

As Deltec’s green building manager, I get lots of questions from our clients about green building, from all kinds of angles.  I love answering them!  But sometimes, I come across industry news or thoughtful articles that answer these questions far better than I could have.  Below I share 5…