Monthly Archives: January 2018

Building an Energy Efficient Custom Home

Rick and Lynnanne both grew up in Oregon and have been lucky enough to experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. As custom home builders in Bend and Central Oregon they recognize the opportunity to reduce the impact of climate change on a local scale by building energy efficient homes.

At Visionary Homes, we are experts in environmentally friendly design and construction. We work regularly with third party Earth Advantage during the design process for proper component integration and detailing. Once we are established as a Earth Advantage Builder for a project, we incorporate requirements into subcontracts and monitor field performance and verification performance testing so that your house meets certification requirements. Sustainability is always on our minds when developing a custom home concept and we highly recommend third party sustainability certification for all projects. Earth Advantage holds a silver, gold, and platinum standard for energy efficiency, indoor air quality, resource efficiency, environmental responsibility, and water efficiency.

Being Earth Advantage certified doesn’t just mean that energy efficiency is up to a certain standard. Part of being an Earth Advantage home builder means responsibly sourcing our materials to build a healthier and more sustainable home for you. At Visionary Homes we use moisture barriers and install rainscreens to allow drainage and evaporation to avoid excessive moisture. Using these techniques reduces the risk of rot, molds, fungi, and pests. We are committed to building a healthy and energy efficient home that will last.

Visionary Homes has six homes that are Earth Advantage certified at three different levels: Platinum, Gold, and Silver. We are proud to build homes that are sustainable, efficient, and minimize the environmental impact.

Check out our Earth Advantage Certified houses!

Platinum: Mount Shasta Court

Gold: Dryer Court, Tyler Road

Silver: Lost Hollow Loop