Green Building

Paulsen Construction Inc. is dedicated to the idea of Green construction.  As an active member of the Master Builders Association “Built Green” program, we are kept abreast of the most current and up-to-date technologies and materials available which helps us to continue to achieve our goal as a leader in Green Construction Projects.

Experience in this area has come through involvement in several highly Green projects.  One such project is NEXTHouse, a speculative project, designed and constructed, in collaboration with David Vandervort Architects.  Key features of this sustainable remodel include:

  • Photovoltaic system
  • Eco Roof
  • 95% efficient European heating system.
  • Air to Air Heat Exchanger
  • Icynene Sprayed Polyurethane foam insulation system.
  • Certified Lumber
  • FSC Cedar
  • Rainscreen Siding
  • Concrete foundation with flyash
  • Native and Drought tolerant landscaping
  • Energy efficient site lighting
  • IPE Deck and Stairs – sustainably harvested.
  • Natural Ventilation
  • Low VOC Paint
  • FSC certified  formaldehyde-free European Cabinetry
  • Certified Hardwood Floor
  • Natural Fiber Wool Berber Carpets in bedrooms.
  • Dual Flush Toilets and water saving features

These are features we seek to incorporate, where appropriate, in all current and future projects.  Our expertise in these areas allows us to educate our clients to the benefits of highly efficient and healthy homes.  Our goal is to remain leaders in the construction of Green residential projects.