Building a new home is exciting and maybe a little bit scary at times. Here at Vertical | Design + Build, we get that. That is why we would like to highlight some important topics to keep in mind when you are ready to have your new home built. Also, you may learn about LEED, USGBC, or FGBC Certified Custom Homes here too.
Budget: Create a budget. If you will be needing a lender, make sure you talk to a couple of different lenders to see how much home you can afford and of course, try to get the best interest rates.
Location: Location is an essential factor for many families. If being close to your workplace and your children’s school – try to find a location that works best for you.
Builder: Make sure you have a clear understanding of how the building team you choose works. Check to see what others in the community say about them – look for testimonials. Do you feel like the builder will be easy to work with? That is also very important.
LEED, USGBC, or FGBC Certified Custom Homes: Ask your home builder if they offer LEED, USGBC, or FGBC Certified Custom Homes. Not sure what that is? Let’s cover that a little more in-depth.
What are LEED, USGBC, and FGBC?
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified homes or buildings are designed to save you money, improve efficiency, lower carbon emissions, and make a healthier place for people. They play a critical role in addressing climate change.
USGBC is the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit organization that supports the development of prosperous, healthy, and resilient communities through the transformation of the built environment. Through its LEED green building program, they are committed to transforming how buildings, homes, and communities are designed, constructed, and operated. Helping to create an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment in an effort to improve quality of life.
FGBC (Florida Green Building Coalition) is a nonprofit Florida corporation. Their mission is “to provide a statewide green building program that defines, promotes, and encourages sustainable efforts with environmental and economic benefits.”
Sustainable and energy-efficient homes are not only helping our energy costs and environment but really do help to support a healthier lifestyle for us all. As of 2022, Vertical | Design + Build has built 27 new LEED, USGBC, or FGBC Certified Custom Homes.
We currently have two lots in a highly sought-after community where we will be building two green-certified homes on. Gold-standard construction, designed specifically to bring a sustainable and energy-efficient way of living to you.
When it comes to designing and building your home, our approach allows Vertical | Design+Build to provide a best-in-class level of operational and project excellence. Call us today to see if we are the right design-build team for you.