Winfrey Design Build, LLC specializes in green building for prospective home buyers in River Oaks, Bellaire, Memorial, Montrose, Tanglewood, Heights, West University and surrounding areas of Houston, Texas.
At Winfrey Design Build we have many strategies to increase the long-term value and quality of your home including a project wide approach to using the best practices and materials for lowering future energy bills along with decreasing the overall impact of the home on the environment.
It’s a process you will be highly involved in starting with the way we approach positioning your home on the lot and ending with the window coverings you choose to use throughout your new home and the plants we use in your landscape.
Initial Site Plan
By utilizing existing mature trees and minimizing windows that face the afternoon sun, the energy consumption of a home is greatly reduced. Additionally, there are many types of functional architectural details that we can also incorporate in the design phase that will minimize this exposure when necessary.
Using Recycled Materials and Reducing Waste
We use recycled building materials or those from recognized sustainable technologies wherever possible. We also reduce waste through detailed computer-based estimating and ordering in optimal dimensions for the project along with constantly monitoring and training our subcontractors to help us in this effort.
Resource Conservation and Water Efficiency
Again, we start in the design phase by planning the landscape to utilize hearty, drought tolerant plants with a thick mulch bed and try to minimize the need for constant irrigation. We also use water efficient toilets, low flow faucets and Energy Star rated appliances.
Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality
We use radiant barrier roof decking, Low-E double glazed windows and high efficiency air conditioning and heating units to make your home more comfortable and to help you save on utility bills long after your home is complete. This includes many small details that can make a big difference in indoor air quality such as low VOC paint, properly sealed air ducts and intakes and proper flashing and weather-stripping of windows and doors.
If you are interested in finding out more about our approach to green building, we encourage you to contact or call us directly at 713.875.8481.