There are many features of these homes we are building in conjunction with the Community Home Trust that contribute to their being a great example of affordable Green building. One that will no longer be evident after completion of the home is our employment of advanced framing techniques. Advanced framing (also called Optimum Value Engineering) results in lower material and labor costs and improved energy performance for the building, due to less conductive temperature transfer through the framing components. Consequently, effective use of advanced framing techniques starts with a well thought out framing design that considers common lumber and sheet sizes. This reduces waste, minimizes cutting and consequently your material and labor costs. Architect David Ripperton's conscientious design work was crucial in this effort to build with both energy efficiency and affordability in mind.
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