Building Green Housing

Smart, trendy and responsible design inside and out. The Ultimate Built-in… Eco-friendly Design Solutions.

What is an Energy Efficient / Sustainable Home?

Take comfort knowing you chose improved air quality, effective resource usage, and efficient energy consumption.

Our quality control process includes third party certifications. Below are the certifications available for your home

• $300 average annual savings

• Reduce Greenhouse gases by 3700lb./yr.

• Equal to greenhouse gas emissions absorbed by planting 43 trees. 

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Minnesota’s Green Path Certification

If you want to go green, look first to our energy testing and green certification program for new and remodeled homes, Minnesota’s Green Path. This green program provides each home owner with a Home Performance Report (HPR) detailing the energy savings features included in their home, plus a graphic representation of exactly where the home is located on the “green path” continuum.

At the core of MN Green Path is the Home Energy Rating System Index or HERS Index. This easy-to-understand number helps you compare the expected energy use between homes.

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The Home Energy Ratings System (HERS) Index is the INDUSTRY STANDARD by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured.

It’s also the NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. 

*Stated number is a rating as assigned by a certified ratings service. The final rating number is assigned after final assessments are finished and the example shown is purely for demonstration purposes and not specific to any property featured on this site. 

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Partner

What is the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Label?

It is a Symbol of Excellence for energy savings, comfort, health, quality, and durability met by a select group of leading builders meeting U.S. Department of Energy guidelines

What is a Zero Energy Ready Home?

It is a high-performance home so energy efficient, all or most annual energy consumption can be offset with renewable energy. In other words, it is the Home of the Future

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Indoor Air Quality Matters

People are increasingly concerned about mold, radon, carbon monoxide and toxic chemicals in their homes.

Poor indoor air quality can lead to eye irritation, headaches, allergies, respiratory problems such as asthma, and other serious health problems. EPA studies show that levels of many indoor air pollutants can be two to five times higher than outdoor levels. And since most people spend close to 90% of their time indoors, keeping indoor pollution levels as low as possible is the right thing to do for you and your family.

Paltrin’s Focus

We believe it is a moral and professional responsibility to educate ourselves and our customers to the benefit of programs such as these, and to implement these programs and materials whenever possible. At Paltrin we are driven by the idea of this sort of fiscal and social responsibility so much so that this is a primary tenant of our mission. While every project is unique; it is that very opportunity that we have, to find new and innovative ways that we can bring these practices and others into play.