The AWB Difference

Homes for a New Way of Living in Coeur d'Alene

We build more efficiently, with less waste and fewer resources, using recycled and healthy products and materials – not just because it’s a good thing to do, but because it’s a smart thing to do.

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability

  • Health

    Health

  • Value

    Value

  • Craftsmanship

    Craftsmanship

  • Location

    Location

Designed to reduce waste during construction and use materials obtained within 500 miles

Designed to reduce the consumption of energy and natural resources

Sustainability

ActiveWest Builders has developed a sustainable building strategy based on designing homes and buildings to be certified and verified by third-party professional raters and providers. We use materials that are environmentally preferred, with as many as possible sourced within 500 miles of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to reduce the environmental footprint from transportation while also supporting the local economy.

AWB builds to the stringent guidelines of the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes®, typically achieving LEED Platinum® certifications, the highest attainable. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely recognized national green building rating system and allows you to verify the various dimensions that determine a home’s impact.

A Healthy Home

We spend 90% of our time indoors, so where we live and work has a significant impact on our physical health, well-being and lifestyle. An AWB home is a place that a family will truly love to come home to, because it’s a healthy, high-performing residence.

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AWB homes are virtually free of indoor air pollution by using low or zero VOC paints and stains, and low VOC millwork.

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Our radiant heating system doesn’t force contaminants or dust back into the air the way conventional forced-air systems do. It's a very comfortable, non-drafty, consistent way to heat.

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The EPA's Indoor airPLUS program builds on the foundation of ENERGY STAR® requirements, providing comprehensive indoor air quality protections in new homes.

Value

ActiveWest Builders dramatically reduces energy consumption by installing energy-efficient lighting, appliances, windows and insulation. ENERGY STAR® appliances are the most energy and water efficient appliances on the market. All of these products and systems make our homes extremely energy efficient.

Lighting

Lighting

Our lighting packages use 1/10th the power of incandescent. Bulbs need only be changed once every year!

Insulation

Insulation

R-24 Eco-Batt® wall insulation on a 2 x 6 (24” on center) allows for a greater area of insulation.

Flooring

Flooring

Radiant-heat floors use 95%+ efficiency boilers with indirect water tanks.

Windows

Windows

Argon gas filled windows with a U-Value equal or less than 0.30 are standard in an AWB Home.

Craftsmanship

 

Quality & Craftsmanship. Perhaps two of the most overused words in the industry that unfortunately can be meaningless. With ActiveWest Builders, these adjectives are personified not only through third-party verification and certification, over 20 national awards, and numerous local awards, but also inside the home. Many visitors to our models have said the homes have a tangible solid feel. One lady even said she felt like a warm, soft blanket was placed on her shoulders when she walked in the door!

Location

ActiveWest Builders is proud to build homes in one of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Not only does Coeur d’Alene offer beautiful scenery, but it’s also a great community to call home. Below are a few of the many reasons experience the Coeur d’Alene lifestyle!

  • Over 25 miles of paved trails for biking and walking
  • Riverstone Village, with unique shops, an impressive variety of dining options, and a cinema complex
  • Riverstone Park & Pond, featuring an outdoor amphitheater, children’s playground, and 60-foot fountain
  • Two miles of public boardwalk on the Spokane River
  • State-of-the-art Kroc Community Center featuring swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts, a chapel, playgrounds, a performing arts center, and easy access to Coeur d’Alene Public Golf Course

And, of course, the beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene, which is 25 miles long and has over 109 miles of shoreline, offering plenty of opportunities for camping, fishing, boating, and other recreation.