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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an eco home?

What is an Eco Home?

What are some features of an eco home?

An eco home is a type of home that is designed and built with the goal of reducing its impact on the environment. These homes are designed to be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly compared to standard builds. They incorporate a variety of features and technologies that help to minimize the amount of energy and resources they consume, while also reducing their carbon footprint and overall impact on the environment.

How do we build our eco homes?

Eco Lake Homes has made a commitment to be an environmentally friendly builder. Our eco homes embrace all the typical eco home building methods, and are built exclusively with ICF foundation which uses less materials and is more energy efficient. We also build with recycled and low Volatile Organic Compound (low VOC) materials. Low VOC materials are compounds that are not harmful to the environment. We use recycled drywall (99% recycled gypsum), low environmental impact insulation including soy-based insulations, and all LED lighting. Additionally, our window design and placement are made to create passive solar benefits, and of course, we use state-of-the-art biofilter septics (the gold standard in waste management).

Some of the features commonly found in eco homes include high levels of insulation, energy-efficient appliances and lighting, integration of renewable energy systems such as solar panels, and water-saving devices. Eco homes may also be designed to take advantage of natural light and ventilation, and may incorporate features like green roofs, rainwater harvesting systems, and composting toilets.

What is our commitment to sustainability going forward?

Other than the environmentally friendly materials we use to build homes, we are always seeking ways to make every step of our building process more sustainable. We have recently mandated that all work tools available must be electric and cordless and are using solar panels on our job sites to reduce the draw on the electricity grid. Going forward, we are adding EV cars to our manager's vehicles. We are also committed to using 50% less paper in our administrative work by 2024 through the use of digital software and cloud-based storage solutions.

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