John Kraemer and Sons' History
of Green Building
John Kraemer and Sons embraced green building practices long before it was the popular thing to do. We installed our first geo-thermal system
in 1988 and have been committed to eco-friendly practices ever since.
In 1995 John Kraemer and Sons remodeled the American
Lung Association’s “Health House.” The project’s objective was to construct a
home with the utmost structural integrity, superior air quality, and extreme
energy efficiency. All profits from the project were donated
to the ALA.
Nowadays, we continue to be a leader in green building.
We use the highest efficiency appliances, furnaces, and air conditioners. We
recycle all of our construction waste. We use energy efficient insulations, as
well as the most eco-friendly building products available. We embrace and
research all of our client’s green building ideas. If you can dream it, we can
do it - and we’ve been doing so for over 20 years.
Gary Kraemer of John Kraemer & Sons is a Certified Green Professional
A Few Simple Green Building Ideas...
- When building a new home, position the house to take advantage of sunlight. This can greatly reduce
heating, cooling, and lighting costs.
- Use closed-cell foam insulation, which is made
from recycled materials like soda bottles and newspaper.
- Use healthier paints with low VOC ratings.
- Use energy-efficient appliances, as well as motion
sensors, daylight sensors and dimmers to reduce energy use.
- Trees provide shade, so avoid cutting them down during
construction. Try to allow as many natural trees and bushes to remain standing
on the lot.
- Hard-surface floors are durable, easy to clean, and
won’t harbor allergens such as mold and dust.
- Choose dual-flush toilets that use only 1.66
gallons per flush.
- Use high performance windows and doors.
- Use reclaimed wood for doors, floors, millwork, and
Call us today to discuss your
green building project...