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Contact us to setup a consultation appointment when you are in the process of buying land.  Some subdivisions are limiting builders so if you buy in a particular subdivision your only choice may be to use a specified builder.

If you have already purchased your land, there are builder restrictions in your subdvision, and you would like an ICF home, talk with your builder about the option of sub-contracting with us to build the ICF walls and then your builder can complete your home.

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THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST NATURE IS TO BUILD GREEN, BUILD STRONG

The increasing increasing intensity and frequency of natural disasters threaten 2 things we value most...our safety and comfort. At Carter Construction we believe those 2 things are the most important part of building a home for you.

green buildingThe process of green building incorporates environmental considerations into every phase of the home building process. That means that during the design, construction, and operation of a home, energy and water efficiency, lot development, resource efficient building design and materials, indoor environmental quality, homeowner maintenance, and the home‘s overall impact on the environment are all taken into account. 

Certified green homes earn their designation through energy and water efficiency, site planning, healthy materials, durability and other green practices. A process of building that should result in more sustainable communities and the reversal of many of the negative impacts of development upon our planet.

 

WHAT DOES GREEN BUILDING MEAN? HOW DOES IT HELP ME AS A HOMEOWNER? 

Put Simply, Green Homes:

  • Are energy efficient
  • Use fresh water efficiently
  • Have good indoor air quality
  • Are designed with respect for their natural surroundings to reduce harmful impacts
  • Reduce waste and energy
  • Tend to have higher resale values
  • Are often LEED certified

Carter Construction Company is one of North Central Florida's premier ICF, green builders.  As a green builder, we believe our responsibility is to the environment as well as the home owner.  The following are some of the ways we build green:

  • Energy efficient building products
  • Recycled construction materials
  • Lifetime construction materials
  • Solar lighting
  • Utilizing natural light to reduce energy expenses
  • Photosensers
  • High efficiency mechanical systems
  • “Smart” heating and cooling zone systems

 

BENEFITS EXPLAINED

icons 0006 prepLOT DESIGN, PREPARATION, AND DEVELOPMENT
Resource-efficient site design and development practices help reduce the environmental impacts and improve the energy performance of new housing

 

lightbulbENERGY EFFICIENCY
On average, a home built between 1990 and 2001 consumed about 12,800 kWh per year for space and water heating, cooling, lights and appliances. Where natural gas is used, consumption averages 69,000 cubic feet per household annually. Total energy costs for these homeowners during a year is about $1,600. Energy improvements that make a home 20% more efficient could significantly reduce annual utility expenses.

 

waterWATER EFFICIENCY
Green homes conserve water both indoors and out. Efficient water delivery systems indoors along with native and drought resistant landscaping choices can help prevent unnecessary waste of valuable water resources.
          


green energyINDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
An increase in reported allergies and respiratory ailments and the use of chemicals that can off-gas from building materials have contributed to a heightened awareness of the air we breathe inside our homes
          


maintOPERATION, MAINTENANCE, & HOMEOWNER EDUCATION
Improper or inadequate maintenance can defeat the designer’s and builder’s best efforts to create a resource efficient home. By providing homeowner’s with information regarding proper operation and maintenance procedures, a builder can help assure that the green home that was so carefully built will also be operated in an environmentally responsible manner.
          


globalGLOBAL IMPACT
Selection of paints is one issue that falls into the category of global impact. Selecting low VOC ( Volatile Organic Compounds) helps prevent the release of VOC’s from wet paint that form ground-level ozone pollution.
          


dollarsignTAX CREDITS AND ENERGY EFFICIENT MORTGAGES
Visit http://www.energytaxincentives.org/ and http://www.energy.gov/taxbreaks.htm for detailed information on available tax credits/incentives. For information on energy efficient mortgages, visit the Energy Star website.

 

Guiding Principles Addressed in Green Home Building (text taken from http://www.nahbrc.org/greenguidelines)

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Carter Construction of Gainesville, Inc.
Phone: (352) 377-5682
Gainesville, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Daytona