Green Building

Green Building Concepts

The following is a partial list of the Green Building concepts, materials and techniques designed and built into  Covell Communities Homes.

  • Single zone HVAC w/engineered multi-level distribution
  • Engineered hardwood flooring--reduces use of hard woods
  • Multi-level tyvek taping system
  • conditioned crawl space
  • Hadi-plank exterior--cement and wood fiber recylced product
  • "Miratec” Exterior Composite Trim and Fascia on all Exterior Trim (Life-time durability)    
  • Fiberon decking--reycled plastic/wood product
  • Rail systems from recycled plastic with aluminum core--reducing hardwood usage
  • Fiberglass column systems
  • “Super Seal” Low-E Energy Series Single Hung Vinyl Windows with Tilt Sash dual locking with 50% less air loss.
  • “Benchmark” Insulated Exterior Steel Doors
  • “Comfort-Maker” High Efficiency Heat Pump with Propane Backup (Per plan)
  • “Comfort-Maker” 13+ SEER High Efficiency Air Conditioning Condensing Unit
  • Insulation Package:

- R-38 Fiberglass Insulation in Attic Ceilings
- R-19 Fiberglass Insulation in All Overhangs and Bay Windows (Per plan)
- R-13 Fiberglass Insulation in All Exterior Side Walls
- R-11 Fiberglass Insulation in All Basement / Crawlspace Walls (Per plan)
- “Tyvek” House Wrap w/ Exclusive “Tyvek” Straight Flash Taping Around all Windows
- Energy Air Seal Package (Caulking all sill plates, doors, penetrations and stud to stud  connections)
- Neoprene Foundation Sill Sealing Insulation