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Green is Good.

When it comes to preserving the natural beauty of our First Coast and the health and well-being of our friend’s and family, green building is our priority. For several years we have instituted Green Building practices in practically every aspect of our business. From the smallest of detail to the largest, the practice of Green Building is designed to reduce the long-term impact of our environment and further promote and sustain human health.

Certified Green Builder

Steve Pickett, owner of Pickett Construction is a Certified Green Builder by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Having completed this certification under the most recent criteria, Pickett Construction is fully qualified to help you Build Green!

Green Building Practices by Pickett Construction:

Our advanced building specifications and construction techniques offer industry-leading levels of energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and the conservation of natural resources. Using this technology, we build structures that use less energy at every stage of the procurement and construction process, as well as providing greater comfort, better health, and lower energy bills for our homeowners.

Advantages of Building Green with Pickett Construction:
• Lower Energy Costs
• Tax Credits
• Utility Company rebates

Do you know the breakdown of your homes energy bill?


Home Electrical Usage

Possible Savings



40-50% insulation, minimize air transfer, windows, low E windows



50% Energy Star Rated appliances



70% Compact Fluorescent Bulbs



20-50% High Efficiency Electric Water Heater, Gas water heater, solar




Helpful Tips for Green Living:
• Irrigation accounts for 50% of a homes water usage. Possible Alternatives xeri-scape (use native   plants that do not require water)
• Plumbing Fixtures – use low flow faucets, dual flush toilets 40% savings

What Makes a Home ENERGY STAR?

Tight Construction and Ducts

Advanced techniques for sealing holes and cracks in the home’s building envelope and in heating and cooling ducts help reduce drafts, moisture, dust, pollen, pests, and noise. A tightly sealed home improves comfort and indoor air quality while lowering utility and maintenance costs.

Effective Insulation

Properly installed and inspected insulation in floors, walls, and attics ensures even temperatures throughout the house, while using less energy. The result is lower utility costs and a quieter, more comfortable home.

Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment

An energy-efficient, properly installed heating and cooling system uses less energy to operate, which reduces your utility bills. This system can also be quieter, reduce indoor humidity, and improve the overall comfort of your home.

High Performance Windows

Energy-efficient windows employ advanced technologies, such as protective coatings and improved frame assemblies, to help keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer. These windows also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furnishings.

Efficient Products

Your home may also be equipped with ENERGY STAR qualified products- lighting fixtures, compact fluorescent bulbs, ventilation fans, and appliances- that offer additional energy savings.

Independent Testing

While it’s easy to claim that a home is energy efficient, ENERGY STAR builders back that up with verification by an independent Home Energy Rater (HER). The Rater analyzes our plans and specifications prior to construction and conducts onsite inspections and testing to verify the performance of the energy efficiency features in your new home

Learn more about our Green Building practices and how we are balancing our environmental responsibility and building objectives. Contact Pickett Construction today and begin building a better future for yourself, family and environment.

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