High Performance Home Building

Green home builder in Hillsborough, Chad Collins talks what building Green and High Performance means:

Green home building, also known as high-performance building or sustainable construction, has been practiced by builders and remodelers for many years but the modern era of sustainable construction started in the 1970’s as oil prices rose and the need for energy efficiency increased.

High-performance homes are designed and constructed to incorporate environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the land development and home building process with the goal to minimize the home’s environmental impact. Green building is a practical response to a variety of issues that affect all of us — like increasing energy prices, waning water resources and changing weather patterns.

Hillsborough remodeler

National Association of Home Builders 2014 Green Builder of the Year.


Choosing green means making intentional decisions about:

Chad is a Master Certified Green Professional (Master CGP) and an ENERGY STAR Partner. He takes an Earth-responsible approach to home building by having each new home NGBS Green Certified by Home Innovation Research Labs, and meeting or exceeding ENERGY STAR, WaterSense and National Wildlife Federation standards. This approach has the added benefit to homeowners of decreasing ongoing utility and maintenance costs for years to come. There has been an increase in the use of these sustainable and more energy efficient techniques for Raleigh custom homes, Durham custom homes, Hillsborough custom homes and Chapel Hill custom homes this decade. Green home builder in Hillsborough, Collins Design-Build has been using these techniques for nearly a decade and has been certifying all new homes by the ENERGY STAR, NGBS or LEED for Homes standards since 2010.

For more about green building criteria from NGBS, click on the link from Home Innovation.


Click the video to see how Collins Design-Build brings added value in a new home build with the use of spray foam insulation.


Enjoy a few Certified Green Homes Collins Design-Build has built for amazing Clients:

Aging In Place Home Plan

Pleasant Green Farms builder

Caldwell Builder

Want to learn more about High Performance Green Home Building, Contact the National Master Certified Green Professional of the Year, Chad Collins at 919-422-2818.

High performance builder in Hillsborough