Avalon Builders, Inc. is proud to be the first General
Contractor in the County of Marin to achieve the designation as a Green
business. In our 20 years of business we have dedicated ourselves to
providing craftsmanship, functional beauty, and a sustainable awareness
to all of our projects.
We believe that working with clients from the beginning of the design process creates a mutually beneficial interaction. When all parties involved are sharing ideas and technical expertise the process of construction flows smoothly and with a minimum of delays. With this in mind, here are the services that Avalon Builders, Inc. offers;
• Preliminary Budget & Schedule
• Project Management
• Sustainable Building Consultation
• Permitting Assistance
• New Construction
• Interior Improvements and Additions
• Project Reports Online
PRACTICAL GREEN BUILDING
The escalating cost of maintaining the status quo, both economic and environmental, makes it imperative that a shift in our thinking and our way of life take place. The world has come to this realization and many of its’ citizens have the desire to help as best they can.
One of the ways in which we can make a positive global impact on a local level is by being aware of our options when we are involved in the building or remodeling of homes. But the amount of information and advice available can make this seem like an impossible task. With this thought in mind came the idea of practical green building.
Ideally we would all live in homes that are completely natural, that have no chemicals or artificial components, that generate more energy than they consume, that wastes no water, nor pollutes our surroundings. All materials would be provided locally, creating jobs and reducing traffic. The structures would have long life spans, would resist mold and insects, have the structural integrity to resist fire, wind, earthquakes, and water. They would be warm and comfortable, the place we want to be with family and friends, our oasis in this busy world.
Very few of us have the time or the means to construct the ideal home. What we can do is to make the decisions based on what is important in our life. The options are plentiful. There is an abundance of building technology available today that can provide all that we need to achieve our dreams and goals. The objective is to do what is practical in any situation, based on solid economic, aesthetic, and moral decisions. We don’t have to do it all, just what we can.
Build It Green
U.S. Green Building Council
USGBC – Redwood Empire Chapter
Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility
Cradle to Cradle