Leed Certified

LEED certification

Mountain Builders Inc. has constructed more LEED certified homes than any other contractor in Park City, Utah.  USGBC administers the LEED certification program, performing third-party technical reviews and verification of registered projects to determine if they have met the standards set forth by the LEED rating system. Dedicated technical experts ensure building certification meets the highest levels of quality and integrity.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. LEED is the only global rating system that offers regional approaches to environmental and building issues and local resources to help projects on the ground, wherever they are. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

LEED prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project. LEED is available for both new construction and existing buildings and for all building types ranging from commercial office spaces, retail, warehouses, data centers, health facilities, interior fit-outs, core & shell development, as well as homes, communities and entire neighborhoods.

Mountain Builders Inc. has constructed more LEED certified homes than any other contractor in Park City, Utah.

Here are many of the key details that separate Mountain Product

Certifications-

  • Third party verification to LEGITIMIZE our green building practices.
  • LEED-Homes: Silver (projected)
  • HERS Rating: 45 (projected)- 55% more efficient than typical new home

Energy

  • Foundation:  XPS R-10 foam under
  • slabWalls: 12 in. double-stud wall with blown-in insulation (R-45)
  • Windows: Low-E
  • Roof: Raised-heel energy roof truss with blown-in insulation (R-60)
  • Cooling: High efficiency AC
  • Heating: radiant floor heating
  • Water heating: High Efficiency tankless water heater
  • High efficiency lighting
  • Energy Star labeled appliances

Water Efficiency

  • High Efficiency 1.28 gpf toilets
  • High Efficiency faucets and shower heads
  • High Efficiency clothes washer and dishwasher
  • Drought-tolerant native plant landscaping

Indoor Air Quality

  • HRV ventilation- a ventilation system is the lungs of your home. Every home should have a quality whole-home ventilation system that brings in the appropriate amount of fresh air. Heat recovery (incoming air is heated in the winter and cooled in the summer by the exhausted air), saves energy and improves comfort.
  • Energy Star rated bath fans- quiet, energy efficient bath fans that remove moisture and odors.
  • MERV 13 filters- quality filtration reduces dust and allergens
  • Sealed combustion HVAC, water heater, and fireplace- eliminates potential of carbon monoxide backdrafting
  • Low VOC wool carpet
  • Low VOC paints

Green Materials and Resource Efficiency

  • Trussed roof and floor to minimize waste
  • Bamboo cabinets and flooring
  • PEX water lines

Durability- 

we build quality homes that last:

  • Water proofed foundation (not just damp-proofed)
  • Foundation drainage system (burrito)
  • Tyvek weather barrier
  • Back-ventilated siding
  • Window flashings properly integrated with the weather barrier
  • High quality roof membrane
  • Mud/snow grate at front entrance