Green Building Tips

R. Tews Specializes in Eco-Friendly Building Tips, Methods, and Products

Since its start in the 1970s, Earth Day has served to remind us that we can always do a bit more to help preserve and improve the environment. At R. Tews Construction & Design, we help homeowners to do their part every day by taking advantage of the wealth of eco-friendly options that are available. If you are searching for an Eau Claire, WI custom home builder, R. Tews can deliver great benefits through the use of green building tips, methods, and products.

Savings and Innovations

As one of the Chippewa Valley’s top remodeling contractors for kitchens, baths, and more, R. Tews is very conscientious about earth friendly practices. As one example, we strive to recycle products coming out of our remodels. We encourage people to sell their old products like cabinets or appliances, keeping them out of landfills and offsetting a portion of your project’s costs! Another terrific option is to donate items to programs such as the Hope Gospel Mission, where products you no longer need can actually help rebuild lives. Ecology aside, this just prevents perfectly good materials from being tossed. It just makes sense.

Another step we have taken is to become an official trade ally for Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program. It’s a distinction R. Tews is proud to hold among Western Wisconsin builders and contractors, and the program offers guidelines to make homes up to 100% more efficient than required by current codes. A solid plan, the right insulation in the right places, energy-saving windows and appliances, and dual-zone heating are just some of the practices we encourage, both in our new custom homes and remodeling projects.

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Smart Choices

Here at R. Tews, we always emphasize green building practices for clients who are concerned about the impact of their remodeling, addition or new build. This can include steps like opting for plywood made with formaldehyde-free glue, electing to renew natural surfaces such as real wood floors instead of installing new ones, and using natural materials such as slate flooring. As preferred Eau Claire, WI building and remodeling contractors for over 20 years, R. Tews Construction & Design has experience with a great variety of options that bring beauty and value to any project, while keeping the process as earth-friendly as possible.

Greener Communities

Before we leave this topic, we’d like to invite you to visit Hallie Ridge Estates, the planned, private community for which R. Tews is the exclusive builder. Not only can your custom home be built with the latest efficiencies in mind, it will be nestled in a natural environment designed to retain the beauty of the setting without being intrusive. Add to this the shared amenities of the community, and Hallie Ridge is an excellent example of today’s eco-minded building practices.

Greener building: it’s more than a passing trend, and R. Tews Construction & Design is ready to help you make it a reality.