Building Energy Smart
Not all homes are built alike! We believe in building stronger, smarter, greener to maximize your home’s performance and long-term value.
Benefits of Building Green
Building green means your home will be:
– Highly energy efficient, rating over 50% more efficient than standard homes.
– Bright, healthy, and comfortable to live in.
– High quality and durable with less maintenance.
– Cost less to operate, with 50% lower heating, cooling, and electricity bills, and
– Environmentally responsible, reducing impacts on our natural resources.
Building to High Performance Criteria
Our ENERGY STAR homes are built to stringent performance criteria, and are certified by Efficiency Vermont.
Thermal Performance. Our homes are better insulated and super tight. Our attention to detail allows us to meet the strictest passive house standards for air infiltration. We offer a variety of building assemblies including conventional framing, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), and Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs), and will recommend a thermal performance package that best meets your goals and budget.
Ventilation/Mechanicals. To provide a healthy indoor air environment for homes as tight as ours, we use whole house mechanical fresh air ventilation with heat recovery. Highly efficient and properly sized heating systems will make your home comfortable and cost efficient to heat and cool.
Electrical usage. Energy star light fixtures, efficient appliances, and effective daylighting strategies all reduce electricity demands and lower your bills.
Renewables. Our homes are renewable ready. We offer options for solar hot water, solar PV, and geothermal systems to get your home near or at net zero energy.
Award Winning Results
Leach Construction has earned multiple awards for Energy Efficiency and Environmental Excellence over the last 13 years.
“Leach Construction understands that energy-efficiency is what you achieve when you truly commit to quality design and construction. In fact with one word… ‘quality’ you can summarize what this firm is all about.”
Jeff Gephart, Director,