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Sustainability

Remodel It Green

Go green. Go healthy.

Remodeling with an eye towards net zero energy and water use, upcycling, health of the occupants, and renewable resources and materials makes for a healthier home, energy savings, tax credits, and a long-term return on investment. A green remodel also makes for good stewardship of the planet.

Canyon Design Build is navigating these new and exciting options with clients, and brings to the process solid experience and expertise in green remodeling.

Canyon Design Build has been blazing green trails for more than 48 years. It built its first sod-roof, recycled-content home in 1969. We submitted the first recycling plan for a remodel project that used recycled timber, drywall, cabinets, siding, lighting, plumbing fixtures, and appliances.

Our design work has been featured in Metropolitan Home(The Greenest Little House in America, 2009) for receiving the highest LEED Platinum rating in the country for an existing residential building.

One of our crown achievements is a LEED Platinum Certified historic restoration in Moraga, CA. It is known as the Moraga Barn and is also one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the country.

Canyon Design Build is part of the U.S. Green Building Council. Our designers and contractors are highly educated on the latest green innovations; our staff consists of several LEED-accredited professionals and Certified Green Building Professionals.

 

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Our green design work was featured in Metropolitan Home (“David Gottfried's Home, founder of the US Green Building Council) for receiving the highest LEED rating score in the county.

“It isn’t a question any longer of whether you call yourself a ‘green designer’ or a ‘quality designer.’ The two are merging into the same thing.” – Veronika Rathert, Senior Designer Canyon Design Build