Clerestory Windows: What They Are and How They Help With Energy Savings

If you’re looking at remodeling your existing home, or building a new home in the Boston area, clerestory windows are a great idea to provide additional sunlight throughout the day. By working with the professional design/build team at Sage Builders LLC, you can be assured that your window choices will provide ample light and keep your energy usage at a minimum. (more…)

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Want to Save on Utilities? Focus on Heating and Cooling Yourself, Not the Entire Building

Heating or cooling an entire building can sometimes be inefficient and wasteful. Sage Builders LLC, your premier home construction and renovation source in west suburban Boston, knows that to save on utilities, heating and cooling must be efficient and effective. A new device under development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has the potential to significantly reduce the need for indoor heating and cooling by focusing on the individual rather than the entire building. (more…)

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How a Whole-House Approach Is Used to Create Successful Green Home Design

whole-house approachWhen working with our design/build team at Sage Builders LLC, you’ll find it quite easy to incorporate green home design features into your new or remodeled Boston area home. You and the experts will discuss using a whole-house approach during the design phase. There are many variables that go into a whole-house approach. Some of these include: (more…)

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The Passive House Concept — How It Maximizes Comfort by Minimizing Energy Losses

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When constructing a new house or remodeling your existing home, incorporating a passive house concept will allow for a sustainable and energy efficient dwelling. The design/build team at Sage Builders LLC can help you achieve the ideal passive house design. Here are a few key items to consider during the design phase: (more…)

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Using Green Building Materials? What It Really Means to Go Green in Home Construction

No matter what color they may be, not all building materials are green building materials. Environmental consciousness is an increasing priority in most industries today, and construction is no exception. At Sage Builders LLC, we’re focused on a design/build process that brings the best in legitimately green building materials and construction methods to your renovation. The good news is that in addition to a diminished environmental impact, these constituents are often of higher quality and deliver longer service life.

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