Many homeowners today are interested in
protecting our environment and reducing
long-term energy consumption by using NC Green
Building techniques. Mountain Construction
Company are Green Builders Boone that use Green
Building North Carolina in their Boone NC
Construction projects and
Boone NC Remodeling. If you are interested
in NC Green Building, we have compiled a wealth
of information for you to peruse. As
Custom Builders in NC
we strive to use Green Building North
Carolina in all of our custom luxury homes and
We believe it is important to limit the
impact on nature when we build a home. We
strive to select materials that are manufactured
with careful consideration. We are dedicated to
providing our clients with product options that
take as little as possible from the environment.
As NAHB Certified Green Professionals, we have
the experience, knowledge and resources to
advise our clients on how to make their homes
What is Green Building: To be considered a
“green home” there are certain common
requirements that include things from window
selection and installation detail to
energy-efficient HVAC systems, framing, siding
and trim sealing requirements, controlled
venting, insulation requirements and much
more. Mountain Construction Company are Green
In the process of meeting “Green Building”
requirements, a Third Party verification
organization, such as Building Performance
Engineering can be engaged to provide a detailed
list of requirements and a follow-up inspection
service that provides an “Energy Star” rating.
In addition, there is third party verification
for a rating as an “NC Healthy Built Home” in
which low VOC paints and other interior finish
features are utilized. Mountain
Construction utilizes only the newest techniques
and technology for Green Building North
What We Do:
- Hearthstone uses fast-growth
pine for their log and timber
frame packages. The timbers we
use are primarily grown in
Eastern Tennessee and Western
North Carolina, within 100 miles
of Hearthstone’s manufacturing
- The SIP panels we use, such
as in our
Timber Trace Homes,
are highly energy-efficient,
saving significantly on heating
and cooling use.
- We have many resources for reclaimed and
antique lumber. The use of this wood for
flooring, trim and cabinetry not only
preserves trees, but also add a great deal
of rustic charm to your home.
encourage the use of High Performance
windows and energy-efficient heating and
- We recycle on our job
sites. Our Project Managers work to reduce
job site waste. We recycle not only
employee-generated waste, such as drink
cans, but also left-over job site materials.
On remodel projects, we aim for less waste
as well. Any materials that are removed, yet
usable, are donated to Habitat For
Humanity’s Re-Store here in Boone.
- We use
biofuels in our diesel vehicles.
Green Building Considerations
To make your home healthier, more comfortable,
and highly energy-efficient, we recommend:
Lot Design, Preparation, and Development
- Select the site do reduce environmental
- Design the site to conserve
landscape and natural resources (trees,
- Design appropriate storm
water management and water harvesting.
Consider building orientation and
landscaping for passive solar design.
Design for passive cooling (basements,
whole-house fans, cross-ventilation).
Design appropriate roof overhangs and
- Use advanced framing techniques.
Use pre-cut or pre-assembled building
- Reuse salvaged and/or
recycled materials when it’s appropriate and
- Use Forest Stewardship Council
(FSC) or other 3rd party certified wood
- Sort and recycle on-site building materials.
- Energy Efficiency
- Size heating and cooling system
appropriately—slightly undersized is better.
Keep ductwork out of exterior walls and
within the conditioned space.
using highly efficient Structural Insulated
- Insulate all exterior
headers, corners, band joists and caulk or
foam framing gaps.
tankless water heaters.
- Use Energy
Star appliances and light fixtures as well
as CFL bulbs.
- Consider solar water
heating and/or solar electric power
- Use low-flow water fixtures and toilets.
Collect rainwater for reuse on landscaping
using above or below-grade storage.
Consider irrigation controls for
- Consider greywater reuse
from sinks and showers (as permitted by
- Indoor Environmental
- Ensure tight seals between garage and
- Design for isolated
- Provide mechanical
ventilation and/or humidification controls.
Consider heat recovery ventilators (HRV) or
energy recovery ventilators (ERV).
timed exhaust fans for high moisture areas.
Install direct-vent or sealed-combustion gas
- Use low-VOC paints, finishes
- Use low-formaldehyde
plywood and fiberboard.
Remember: Green Building is not just about
materials. It’s also about method, perspective,
and intention. What worked yesterday might not
work today. And what works today, might be
improved upon tomorrow. But certainly, we must
Solar Seam panels on this remodeled
home in Boone, NC.
wiring runs through the top of the panel
and is hidden along the ridge.
panels are barely noticeable in the
finished product. To read more about
this solar technology,
click here. Click here to see
more photos of this home.
To Get Started Now
Please contact our office to see our work. You
can reach us by phone at 828-963-8090,
email us, or use our online information request form to let us
know how we can serve you!