Building Green

Sorry Kermit, but it is easy being Green!

Great Green Products that don’t require a sacrifice:

  • Icynene Foam Insulation
  • Triple Pane Windows
  • 90% Efficient Furnace
  • SEER 15 Rated AC Unit
  • Hardie Board Siding
  • LP Smart Siding
  • Fluorescent Lighting
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Solar Electric Heating
  • Radiant Floor Heating
  • Low-flow Toilets
  • Energy Star Appliances
  • Ground Source Heating and Cooling Systems

Schmidt Homes began building highly energy-efficient homes more than a quarter century ago! When the Xcel Energy Star Program was created in 2005, Schmidt Homes met the stringent Energy Star Certification criteria with almost no modifications. Energy Star buildings must meet energy-efficient guidelines as dictated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. We are committed to building every home to the Energy Star standards.

We’re proud to be a modern “pioneer” of energy conservation in Northfield homebuilding. In January 2007, Schmidt Homes was named EnergySmart partner of the month by Northfield EnergySmart Building Works. With our current practices and as new innovations come out, we are doing our part to support sustainable lifestyles.

There are many other building programs out there to assist you in building a green home. Check into building a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rated home or build a MN Green Star Home.

To get certification from these programs, certain requirements must be met through the whole building process including the design of the home, orientation of the home on the lot, and the terrain of the lot itself.

Please visit these web sites to learn more about building green.