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HONORS & AWARDS

SAHBA Custom Home Builder of the Year - 3 Times

Ranking Arizona - Tucson Custom Home Builder of the Year - 3 Times

Green Building

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“Each and every one of us can do something to be a little more green.”

Milestone Homes adopts a whole system, sustainable approach to building your custom home by incorporating design and building technologies that minimize environmental impact, reduce energy consumption, and improve the long term health of your family and Tucson. As a US Green Building Council LEED AP, we can guide you through the multitude of “green” choices available by explaining their benefits and costs.

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Benefits of Green Building:

  • Healthier living environment
  • Enhanced comfort & indoor air quality
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Environmentally responsible

 

So…what “Shade of Green” will YOU choose for your home?

Milestone Homes will build you a LEED Home, an Energy Star Home (including the Indoor Air Quality certification) or just incorporate some green building techniques outlined below.
You select the features that are right for you, your comfort and your lifestyle.

 

 

Site Development

  • Siting of home on lot
  • Minimizing environmental disturbances
  • Reuse of onsite materials
  • Recycling waste during construction

Indoor Impacts

  • Air filtering
  • Mold prevention measures
  • Central vacuum system
  • Radon and Co2 detection
  • Non-toxic pest control

Water Efficiency

  • Tankless water heaters
  • Solar water heating
  • Low water use plumbing fixtures
  • Passive & active water harvesting
  • Gray water systems

 

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Green Materials & Resources

  • Insulated concrete forms (ICF’s)
  • Insulation materials
  • Solotube skylights
  • Low VOC paint & carpet selection
  • Termite prevention & pest control chemicals
  • Species of wood for flooring, cabinets, finishes
  • Use of reclaimed materials
  • Radiant barrier

Energy & Atmosphere

  • Architectural design for maximum shading
  • Landscape design for maximum shading
  • High efficiency air conditioning equipment
  • Energy efficient roof and wall coating
  • Energy efficient windows & doors
  • Insulation types & level
  • Preparatory measures for future install of solar
  • Photovoltaic systems
  • Energy star appliances
  • Solar heating for pool
  • LED & florescent light bulbs
  • Radiant heating systems
  • Blower Door: 2 state duct testing
  • Lighting controls