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Why GreenBuilders?

Healthier Living. Reduced Footprint. Increased Value.

The moment you enter a Legacy GreenBuilders home you can hear and smell the difference.

The soft quiet that surrounds you is a wonderful side benefit of our advanced construction practices that reduce external noise and wind penetration. Strolling through your new home you won’t sense any harsh chemicals or off-gassing either. Best of all, your green home will still have all of the comfort and amenities you have dreamed of.

No longer does building green require trade-offs in cost, looks or convenience.

At Legacy GreenBuilders, we are committed to developing properties in a manner that improves the short and long-term impact on the environment, while exceeding each client’s expectation for cost, quality, energy use, health and comfort. It’s why we’ve become known as one of the best green home builders in Iowa.

Our advanced green construction science means you can:

  • Select more green options within your budget than you ever thought were possible;
  • Sustain the long-term value of your investment by exceeding current standards;
  • Enjoy the option to age in place or accommodate a changing family;
  • Raise your family in a safe and healthy environment.

Contact us for a quote today. Be sure to ask how we can work from pre-existing designs you may have.

Our Partnerships & Certifications

ENE_LM_c_vENERGY STAR 3 – Legacy GreenBuilders is 100% committed to building ENERGY STAR Certified Homes. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.

2016 Energy Star Certificate

Indoor Air PlusINDOOR AIR PLUS – EPA created Indoor airPLUS to help builders meet the growing consumer preference for homes with improved indoor air quality. Indoor airPLUS builds on the foundation of EPA’s ENERGY STAR requirements for new homes and provides additional construction specifications to provide comprehensive indoor air quality protections in new homes. (Optional program per customer.)

View our Certificate

Light bulb ADVANCED LIGHTINGAn ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package designation identifies homes equipped with a comprehensive set of ENERGY STAR qualified light fixtures. With an Advanced Lighting Package installed, homebuyers can expect to save energy and money through reduced lighting operating costs — while sacrificing nothing for aesthetics!. (Optional program per customer.)

Watersense LogoWATER SENSE – A partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. (Optional program per customer.)

ZERH DOE Logo DOE CHALLENGEThe DOE Challenge Home — an ambitious successor to the Builders Challenge program — represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability.

RESNET Logo RESNET – The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) was founded in 1995 as an independent, non-profit organization to help homeowners reduce the cost of their utility bills by making their homes more energy efficient.

C-Wise C-WISECWISE is the architecture firm that we turn to for guidance on fine tuning the energy efficiency and environmentally responsible qualities of our designs. Led by Martha Norbeck, C-Wise is committed to educate and create built environments in a manner that deepens our respect for the natural world. ]

NAHB Logo NAHB – Legacy GreenBuilders is a member of the National Association of Home Builders. NAHB is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association whose broad mission is to enhance the climate for housing, homeownership and the residential building industry.

Green-NAR NAR GREEN – The Green Designation from the National Association of Realtors gives home buyers the assurance that their Realtor is fully educated in all aspects affecting green materials, ratings and practices for real estate. Our Principal, Chris Mottinger, holds this esteemed designation as another sign of our commitment to construction today that you can be proud of tomorrow.

About-Us ECOBROKER – EcoBroker® Certified. Chris Mottinger, Principal of Legacy GreenBuilders, is a certifiedEcoBroker, the premier green designation for real estate professionals. This certification allows us to understand exactly what real estate brokers look for when representing buyers and sellers, so you know that your GreenBuilders home will be well received on the market should you ever decide to sell.

LEEDUSBC – Legacy GreenBuilders is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. In the future Legacy will participate in the LEED® green building program, a voluntary, consensus-based global rating system for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

  • Why-GreenBuilders Legacy GreenBuilders’ construction ethics attract highly skilled craftsmen. They take great pride in knowing they are creating a home that will last, showcase their talents and protect the environment.

    On numerous occasions, prospective clients show up unexpected to our worksites. “My friend the ____ contractor was working on your project and couldn’t believe all the attention to detail and green features you are putting into this property. We just had to come over and see for ourselves.”

    That happens to us a lot. Now you can see why we smile every time an unexpected visitor shows up.