"In the midst of an industry that is rapidly expanding, we take a unique approach to green building. Because we build only a select number of homes annually, we can prioritize craft and client’s desires to build homes that are as artfully crafted as they are enduring and livable, as well as innovative and inspired by nature". – Brandon Bryant, President
A Mindful Approach to Home Building
Since starting his building career, Red Tree founder Brandon Bryant has worked in all areas of construction from smart land development, grading, foundation, bridge building, sales, and marketing, to new home construction.
His background supports Red Tree’s integrated and mindful approach that takes into consideration every aspect of what it means to be green when building a home.
Red Tree's focus on sustainability assures that each system is considered in relation to every other system in a house to build a more efficient and more comfortable home. Each home is custom built to the buyer’s specifications with the highest quality of craftsmanship while optimizing the homes site placement to take advantage of solar passive design and smart land use.
Simply put, Red Tree’s homes are better to live in, perform better, and last longer.
Our Homes Are Built To Save
Our Homes Are Built To Impress
There’s another aspect central to green building that isn’t typically mentioned: The house ought to look good and live well. Why? Because people take care of things they like. And when you take care of things, they tend to last. It’s possible to build a quality house that’s not green, but you can’t build green without adding quality. Homes use energy, water, and materials in order to build.
To maximize the use of these raw materials and natural elements, our homes should evoke a beauty that makes that impact beneficial and creating a source of pride for the people who own them. Thoughtful design that inspires our clients, and gives them a connection to the outdoors and natural world are a top goal of the type of projects we want to be associated with
Health & Air Quality
We are passionate about helping our clients achieve a higher level of health. Our health and the health and safety of our families are typically the most important things to most people. As building envelopes get tighter, air flow through the building is choked off and VOCs and allergens are trapped inside homes.
All our homes come with a Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV)
An ERV system delivers a fresh-air feel, with little or no energy loss. It transfers heat and moisture from inside to the outside of the home, balancing humidity levels for improved comfort. The system also sends pollutants outdoors, making indoor air easier to breathe. During the warmer seasons, the system pre-cools and dehumidifies while humidifying and pre-heating in the cooler seasons.
Green buildings are as varied as the people who live in them. There is no single template for a green house. So how do the public know if a house is green built? Voluntary, non-prescriptive green programs allow a house to be rated and certified green built. This allows owners the assurance that their home has meet standards set for green building. Building in Asheville NC we certify all our homes through the NC Green Built Program.
All our homes are tested by a third-party energy rating firm along with partnership with the Western North Carolina Green Building Council. Having a third party certified green home ensures you are getting a true quality home, and one above the standards of the building codes of the time.
HERS Scores for Homes
Typical Home: 130
Code-Built Home: 100
Energy Star Home: 70
Red Tree Builders Green Home: 55
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