The key to Premier Custom Builders customer-first approach is education. “As a professional, I owe it to my clients to show them how to build a green home — whether that means efficiency, clean air, carbon imprint or if they’re just trying to save on their energy bills,” owner Brad Camposo says. The company attends the National Green Home Conference & Expo each year and keeps in touch with local colleges and vendors to educate themselves and their customers about the latest green technology. Premier also provides buyers with a landscape architect because they strongly feel the yard and the house should be designed as one.
The company’s 2,700-square-foot green home has an open great room and kitchen with timber-frame detailing, three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The geothermal floor will warm your feet in the winter, and every time you switch on the heat-recovery ventilation system you can get a whiff of fresh air. A local Amish man crafted the cabinets, while the wood on the floor comes from the tri-state area. Camposo says the green technologies don’t take away from the house’s appearance. “Building green doesn’t mean that you’re building anything less beautiful,” he says. It means that you are reducing your energy bills to $70 a month, living in a healthy home and, most of all, one that is environmentally responsible.
5386 SOM Center Road
The Green Cottage
Starting at $400,000,