Sareth Builders Earns Certified Green Professional Designation

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014

Sareth Building Company Earns Certified Green Professional Designation Building Fine Homes With Ultra Low Energy Use

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recognizes Sareth Builders, LLC as a Certified Green Professional (CGP) building company. Stephan Kamrass, Principal of Sareth Builders, has earned this designation for establishing a solid background in green building methods while successfully incorporating those principles into homes without driving up the costs of construction. Certified Green Professional builders not only complete the required NAHB courses, but must also make an ongoing commitment to continuing education and adhere to a code of ethics.  The NAHB is considered the national leader in providing market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry. Green building utilizes natural resources and has been shown to offer homeowners considerably lower energy use.  Research has shown that a Certified Green Home may appraise higher and have a higher resale value than a non-green home.

A Certified Green Building Professional provides “green” and sustainable building practices, without the worry of “green washing”. Green washing is defined by the TerraChoice Marketing Group, Inc. as “the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service.” In other words, green washing is the practice of claiming a product is green, when that claim is false, vague, unsubstantiated, or irrelevant, in order to sell a product. For more information on the practice of green washing, please refer to http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/files/ocsd/6_sins_Terrachoice.pdf for details on the TerraChoice Marketing Group Inc. study.

Homes built by Sareth Builders feature many energy-efficient, sustainable features, designed to save on both the cost of fuel and natural resources. Sustainable means that Sareth homes offer a high standard of energy efficiency, while utilizing fewer natural resources. For example, the heating bills for a 4,300 square foot Sareth home average about $110 a month in winter, at a constant 65 degrees, which is a significant savings when compared to the monthly cost to heat a code-built home of comparable size.  Sareth Builder’s “tight building envelope” means that in many cases only one properly zoned mechanical system is required, that translates into overall lower operating and maintence cost. Volatile energy prices cause unpredictable monthly utility costs, and a home built by Sareth Builders provides peace of mind to homeowners by establishing predictable utility bills.

In addition to significant savings on monthly utilities, green homes may also have a higher resale value. In 2012, two separate independent studies performed at The University of California, Los Angeles and Berkeley found that green homes sell for an average of 9% higher  price than comparable non-green homes. Based on this information, a green home may provide substantial long-term value, as well as being environmentally friendly.

Sareth Builders offers luxury homes built by a Certified Green Professional in Westlake, Avon, Amherst and Lorain. In Cuyahoga County, Sareth Builders offers green, sustainable homes in Windsor Park and Lake Forest of Westlake. In nearby Lorain County, Sareth Builders is constructing high performance homes in Red Tail in Avon, plus new communities in Amherst and Lorain. The model home for Sareth Builders is located at 3656 Downing Court in Westlake’s WindsorPark. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Stephan at 216-855-8635.