How we build…
Our homes incorporate the latest and effective technologies as well as age old practices from the building trades. For example, one the newer technologies involve HVAC systems that incorporate a Humidistat. In our climate, comfort is not determined by only temperature in the home. The level of humidity in a home is critical in whether a homeowner is comfortable. For this reason, we install Air Conditioning and Heating Systems that monitor the relative humidity of each and every home we build.
We also incorporate whole house water purification systems in each and every home we build. Contaminants can appear in the water lines that connect our homes to the cities water supply, yet with a whole house water filtration system, chlorine and other harmful contaminants can be greatly reduced thus improving the health of each of our homeowner. Ultimately, we are focused on creating a healthy interior environment for our homeowners. From guidance in material selections in the construction process to the kinds of cleaning products we recommend after the home is completed. We maintain a passion for the homeowner’s positive experience in their homes. We choose to inform and explain our recommendations and help each customer understand why we are using a certain product or making a particular recommendation.
After building Green homes for over eighteen years, our company has become familiar with the techniques and design issues and opportunities with the construction systems we incorporate. As a result of this experience we are able to offer the following areas of guidance during the construction process:
- The best construction and design techniques for building a Green ICF home.
- The best framing techniques when using ICF's.
- The best floor truss systems and techniques for attaching floor decking.
- The best alternative structural framing and floor systems.
- The best array of exterior finishes and the methods of attachment to the structure.
- The best choices of Air Conditioning and Heating Systems that work best with ICF's and Green homes.
- The best Green roofing systems.
- The best way to approach building a green Certified home.
- And finally, the best way to integrate all of these systems with your new Green home and an explanation as to why we choose the methods and materials we use.
Why we build the way we build…
Our clients enjoy homes that are structurally superior, energy efficient and easy to maintain. They realize cost savings because of better material choices, and reduced insurance rates because insurers know that improved structural systems translate into lower insurance claims. We have been recognized by the Greater Dallas Homebuilders with their ARC awards in 2010. Our company won in four categories for a new home under $500,000.00: Best Architectural Design, Best Green Home, Best Kitchen, and Best Bathroom.
The homes we build are consistently achieving the highest ratings available under the US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Efficient Design) for Homes program. Homes that achieve Gold and Platinum Certification under the USGBC’s LEED of Homes program have been tested and rated to a standard that requires third-party inspection and verification of each homes performance level.
At the end of the day, we feel a home should be the place that you enjoy spending your time with your family.
A home should feel solid. A home should efficiently keep you warm when it’s cold outside. A home should efficiently keep you cool when it’s hot outside. A home shouldn’t blow down easily in high winds or severe weather. A home should last for generations. A home should support our lives. A home should be our sanctuary. A home should help feed our spirit.
Alan Hoffmann Company - Building Like There Is A Tomorrow