Green

Calfayan Construction Builds Right and Builds Green

"Green" and sustainable is the Calfayan way. Reis and Laura have always incorporated many of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) criteria into their construction projects because "it makes sense, morally and aesthetically" Laura says. Reis is Green Advantage Certified. www.greenadvantage.org

Calfayan constructs the entire building envelope of energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly components. They use fiber cement siding (rather than vinyl), spray foam insulation, advanced framing techniques that reduce the carbon footprint, and energy-efficient windows, doors, and HVAC units. Calfayan's renovations or additions are usually the most comfortable – and ‘greenest’ – rooms in a home.

Calfayan builds right and builds green – and when they deconstruct, they reuse, recycle and resell. Managing the waste stream during deconstruction is one of the most environmentally-challenging phases of a Calfayan project. But 72 to 80 percent of deconstructed materials at a Calfayan site are reused within the new construction to enhance architectural elements, or are recycled or donated to non-profits. Windows, doors, appliances, cabinets, even little-worn flooring and carpeting are given to organizations that assist low-income families in building or rehabbing their own homes.

Craftsmanship and enduring value. Building right and building green. Sustainable, innovative construction. That's what the Calfayan tradition is built on. And that's why Calfayan Construction continues to receive regional and national awards for outstanding design and construction – and is recognized as one of America's top 50 remodeling companies by REMODELING Magazine.