South Village In addition to Thistle Hill, Sterling is building its first “Net Zero” home in South Village, located in South Burlington. This home will generate as much energy as the home consumes. The solar panels on the roof are but one component of the home: super insulated walls and attic, energy storage tank in the basement, hight-tech windows and more all contribute to the Net-Zero energy consumption.
Efficiency Some call it “Green”, some call it “socially responsible”, some call it “sustainable”. Each term comes with it’s own baggage but we at Sterling have been doing it since before it was cool, or well… hot. Sterling was one of the first major Chittenden county builders to begin certifying all our homes to the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Home standards and that we have certified over 50 ENERGY STAR Homes since 2001. We have built five LEED certified homes in South Village and continue to push forward. Collin has worked hard to lead Home Builders green activities locally and has been certified through the National Association of Home Builders as a Certified Green Professional. What it all means to our customer is a more comfortable home constructed primarily using time tested methods while always continuing to look for improvements with an eye on overall value.
Collin has been a guest speaker and member at many different venues in favor of Green practices: Vermont Green Home Alliance; National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in Raleigh, NC- May 2010; Build Boston-November 2011; and is continually asked to return to the University of Vermont as a guest speaker.
To learn more about “green” please explore the Vermont Green Home Alliance web site. This web site is a result of a lot of hard work by like minded organizations who care about green to try to define and simplify a complex and slightly nebulus concept. Collin represented Home Builders of VT during the creation of this page.
To learn more about National Green Building Certification, please click on the links below to follow Collin through his informational lecture given as a guest teacher at the University of Vermont.