We are proud to be one of the few Tampa builders, remediators, and remodelers with multiple green building certifications (FGBC Certifying Agent & NAHB Certified Green Building Professional), which allows us to assist those clients who want green features, and sustainable building practices and materials, in their projects.
"Can't believe how much I learned from our bathroom remodel that is helping me understand the contract, work with the design team and interpret the schedule. Thanks! You are incredibly organized and detail oriented (as you know) and I'm using that as my benchmark." - Lari J.
Today it seems as though every home building company in the Tampa Bay area is touting themselves as "green". Although there are some custom home builders who are embracing green and doing wonderful things, there are others who seem to just be telling us they are green while not really living up to their claims (there is even a web site called the Green Washing Index which rates the validity of company and product claims).
So, as a consumer looking to build a custom home, or remodel an existing home, who do you pick?
A good builder needs to understand the fundamentals of energy consumption, passive heating and cooling systems, natural ventilation systems, window location, shading, materials — even color can have a huge impact. They also need to understand the current pricing and what incentives are out there.
We believe you should also look for sincerity, education, and experience.
Green Building Sincerity
First, if green building concepts are important to you for your building or renovation project then you should choose to work with a building company that is sincere about its green building program. At Charter Bay, we are sincere in our desire to see the benefits of green building improve our client's lives. We do not put ourselves out there as experts in all things green, but we have embraced green building, and have some unique green-based qualities we think have value to our clients.
Green Remodeling Education
As green remodeling evolves, we believe it is important to work with a remodeling contractor who is actively pursuing new green knowledge as it develops in the building industry and locally in Tampa Bay. In addition to our ongoing study of green techniques and products, we have dedicated ourselves to acquiring additional green-focused education. We currently hold these green certifications:
- Certifying Agent (Florida Green Building Coalition)
- Certified Green Professional (National Association of Home Builders)
If you would like to learn more about what these certifications are, and more important learn more about green building, then please visits our Green Remodeling Blog
Green Building Experience
In selecting a remodeler to help with your green project you should also look for someone who has experience in green building. The learning curve on green is pretty steep and having some experience can really help a client to have a more successful project.
In 2006 Eric Stockland, Chief Executive Officer of Charter Bay Homes, was involved in all aspects of producing the very first Green-Certified Showcase Home in the history of the Tampa Bay Builders Association Parade of Homes.
As pioneers in local green-building implementation, this was a significant accomplishment for the entire team. From concept design, through the selection of all of the green components for the home, and to final completion, it was a process in which everyone learned a tremendous amount about green building. The end result was an incredible 1.5 million dollar green home that incorporated more green features than any other home in Tampa Bay and still stands as one of the "greenest" homes in Tampa today.
The experience gained from this home, plus being involved with the process of producing over ten other green homes which were built to meet the standards of the Florida Green Building Coalition, means Charter Bay’s clients have the ability to incorporate green remodeling concepts into their projects in any manner they desire.
We offer free in-home consultations throughout Tampa including Pinellas, Pasco, HIllsborough, Hernando, Manatee, and Sarasota County to help you gain confidence in our work, our products, as well as our services.
Call today to get started at (813) 357-9030 or request more information at: email@example.com