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.
Designed to reduce waste during construction and use materials obtained within 500 miles
Designed to reduce the consumption of energy and natural resources
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.
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.
AWB homes are virtually free of indoor air pollution by using low or zero VOC paints and stains, and low VOC millwork.
Our radiant heat 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.
The EPA's Indoor airPLUS program builds on the foundation of ENERGY STAR® requirements, providing comprehensive indoor air quality protections in new homes.
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.
Our lighting packages use one-tenth the electricity of incandescent lighting, and bulbs need only be changed once every year.
R-24 Eco-Batt® wall insulation on a 2 x 6 (24” on center) wall construction allows for a greater area of insulation.
Radiant-heat floors use 95%+ efficiency boilers with indirect water tanks.
Argon gas filled windows with a U-Value equal to or less than 0.30 are standard in an AWB Home.
Designing a healthy, green, high performance home is important, but it also needs to be beautiful, comfortable, and well-constructed. We want you to be proud to call your house a home, and not just because of the technical specifications and environmental certifications.
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!
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.