Green building reaps big rewards now and for years to come!  According to some estimates, buildings account for almost one-half of the world's material and energy consumption, one-sixth of fresh water use, and a quarter of all wood harvested.  As costs for sustainable materials and products drop, building green is the most cost-effective kind of design and construction.

  • Lower Utility Demands - Green homes have lower utility demands, saving homeowners money while lessening environmental impact.
  • Green Buildings Have Higher Market Value - Residential projects utilizing sustainable design components retain a higher resale value.  

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Dryden Contracting has received national recognition for their successes in green construction by the US Developers Journal ( and the U.S. Green Building Council (  

  • LEED Homes - Dryden Contracting, Inc. was the first area builder to construct LEED homes (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
  • Safer, Healthier, More Comfortable - LEED homes are verified by a third party inspector to ensure they meet strict energy and water efficiency, providing cleaner, healthier air, among other healthy living issues. 
  • Supporting the Local Economy - The LEED standard supports the local economy by encouraging the use of locally sourced materials. 

How Dryden does green!

  • Site sustainability is upheld through erosion control measures, sustainable landscape design using drought tolerant and local plantings, as well as management of rain water run-off from the roof.

  • Spray foam insulation is encouraged on all projects, greatly minimizing heat transfer and thermal bridging.

  • Low-E windows are standard, additionally enhanced energy performance windows are available.

  • High efficiency electric water heaters or tankless water heaters..

  • Energy Star high-efficiency appliances, and programmable thermostats for lowered daily energy consumption.

  • Water efficiency through irrigation planning, high-efficiency toilets, showerheads and bath faucets.

  • Enhanced indoor air quality by offering HVAC equipment which identifies and controls moisture levels and controlling air contaminants by sealing ductwork.

  • Offering lighting alternatives such as LED and fluorescent lighting or "Sun Tubes" which provide natural light without introducing radiant heat.

  • Minimizing heat gain through site orientation and designs which offer larger eaves to shade windows.

  • Reducing light pollution by encouraging Dark Sky rated exterior light fixtures.

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