Monday 11th December 2017


Green Building

Residential Construction – Green Building 101

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If you are considering sustainable building practices for your next project, you need to consider the following elements…

  1. sustainable site development
  2. water savings
  3. energy efficiency
  4. materials selection
  5. indoor environmental quality

What Is The Cost Of A Green Residential Construction Project?

When compared to conventional construction, LEED certified projects are 2-3% more expensive on the front-end. 

Much of this can be recovered by lower utility costs and a higher resale value, but you need to know that these projects are more expensive up front.

Does Alex Boutacoff Construction Have Experience In Green Building?

As a Oregon resident, many of our clients want green building practices.  We have worked with solar energy, swapped out leaky windows, and installed tankless water heaters.

Our largest green residential construction project was the Fineman residence…

The Fineman residence is a passive solar design in straw bale construction, comprised of 2 bedrooms,1 office and 2 baths on a single story with 2,300 SF total area; Universal design.  Its Great Room with vaulted ceiling and vented cupola integrates natural heating and cooling with natural lighting. Partial height walls invite circulation of light and air as part of  the passive solar design.  The L-shaped Great Room opens to a generous brick paved courtyard and extends indoor-outdoor living.  

An original small PV solar electric system of 750 watts  (later upgraded to 4 KW grid-tied system) and asolar domestic hot water system are located on the roof of the detached garage and greenhouse. The house is provided with energy efficient lighting and appliances, passive solar heating and radiant floor system; temp-cast enviroheat masonry fireplace/heater. Water conservation strategies include grey-water and rain water harvest system with pond based on Permaculture principles.

For your green residentail construction needs in Ashland, Medford, and throughout southern Oregon, contact Alex Boutacoff Construction today!



"When we moved from Los Angeles to Eagle Point, we selected Alex Boutacoff Construction as our builder. He delivered the house of our dreams!"

-Pat & Ron, Eagle Point

"We needed to reinvent our home for our retirement. Alex Boutacoff not only executed our vision, but took it to the next level. Thanks Alex!"

-Barbara, Medford

"After the birth of our second child, we realized we were out of space. Alex Boutacoff construction build the new bedroom, bathroom, and office we needed."

-Karin & Jason, Eagle Point

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Alex Boutacoff Construction, Inc.

132 High Oak Drive

Medford, OR 97504