Build Green

OUR VISION

The vision of the Saunders Construction Design Group is to one day build houses that do not cost anything to live in besides the property tax and mortgage.

We take pride in our innovative ideas and dedicated construction building practice, often what starts out as a custom concept eventually becomes a standard part of the high-quality features you can expect from our company.

WISE CHOICES

Everyone likes saving money.  It feels good to save and it feels even better when those savings come from making educated building choices. Often ideas that cost more now end up saving you money in the future.

INNOVATIVE

Saunders Construction Design Group strives for each project we complete to be functional and efficient. Building is never cheap , our dedicated construction building practice  will work on the project paying you back for your dedication creating the funds for the build . Imagine a project that uses a fifth of the energy of a regular house .

Think of the savings in one year. If an average house was example $1000 a month, $12,000 a year .  A fifth of that of that in a month or a year, $200 month and a year $2400. This is what we call being functional and efficient Feel free to ask any other builder in the area to come up with a plan to meet this requirement!  In the future we will get it even better than this! So that you can focus on falling in love with your project .

Quad-lock

In ICF construction, two faces of an insulated polystyrene foam block are separated by a plastic connector web. Several of these interlocking blocks are stacked together and concrete is poured into the cavity to form a wall. Drywall can then be applied to the inside while traditional exterior finishes including brick, wood, and vinyl siding, stucco, and stone can be applied.

 

With continuous insulation on both sides of the concrete wall, ICF structures provide dramatic savings in energy consumption and operating costs. In fact, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development compared ICF and wood-frame house constructions and found that ICF wall construction provides a 20 to 25 percent savings in annual heating and cooling costs. Other reports put that number as high as 70 percent. ICF structures provide 75 percent reduction in outside air infiltration, reducing dust and allergens while being five times more quiet than traditional wood-frame homes. Particularly appealing to environmentalists is the fact that buildings with ICF saves at least 10 trees per home.

Finally, ICF structures are better able to withstand severe weather such as hurricanes and floods. Today, ICF homes represent approximately three percent of housing starts in North America— but that number will be dramatically higher in a few years as the rate of growth has increased by about 40 percent year over year.