In the near future, Drummond House Plans will be introducing plan models with the ES suffix
What does ES mean?
ES is short for Environmentally Superior.
We’re not just talking about the “green” respect for the environment as in the use of ecologically responsible materials and practices aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the project but also the living environment within.
What makes a house plan Environmentally Superior?
From the choice of local suppliers to reduce transportation of materials, and the resulting use of fuels with the inherent damage to the ozone layer, to the use of salvaged materials such as recycled drywall and paint, giving them a second life.
Optimal ventilation systems, low VOC products are designed and enhanced insulation as well as orientation that takes advantage of the passive elements of the environment surrounding the home which includes plantings outside that respect the local weather conditions and water requirements to help take the burden off of mechanical heating and cooling systems while adding to the natural beauty of the exterior environment and the livability of the interior environment.
An ES home includes planning for the recycling of the on site waste which is an inherent part of any building project.
But there’s more…
An ES design has not only today’s comfort in mind but also looks to the future with an adaptability of design that can evolve with the occupants’ needs over the years.
A three bedroom home may no longer be practical as the owner’s become empty nesters and the need for an enlarged bathroom may arise due to mobility issues. Hallways have also been designed to accommodate special requirements that may develop over time.
The Environmentally Superior concept has a global vision of optimization of all that touches the home owner inside and out, for now and in the future.
In the upcoming weeks, we will be posting these exciting new designs on our site and we invite you to share your comments or questions with us.