Wouldn't you love it if your home was a comfortable 70° all year round, regardless of the temperature outside, and to know that so little power is being used?

That's Building Green Construction

For more than fifteen years Auburndale Builders has been serving the Metrowest area of Boston, MA with building green construction. We specialize in high performance homes including, renovations, remodels, and new building green construction.

Typical building practices and codes ensure a safely-constructed home or building, but programs such as LEED do not address sustainability the way that building green construction does. Building green construction means considering water efficiency, energy efficiency, sustainability of materials, the health and air quality of the building, and the de-construction and re-use of materials.

Building green construction means getting a home that can provide:

  • Superior indoor air quality with a fresh air system, contaminant control, and optimized comfort
  • Advanced insulation
  • Advanced windows
  • More airtight environments with practically no drafts
  • Lower heating and cooling loads, meaning less energy is required
  • Lower airflow in heating and ventilation – so when it's on you only notice the quite and peacefulness
  • Energy security in extreme weather hazards. Renewable energy operates when the power grid goes down
  • State-of-the-art building science
  • Testing and verification by a 3rd party inspection team, specific to New England’s climate

The Benefits With Building Green Construction

Building green construction can mean saving money with lower energy bills and lower water usage. You can reduce your carbon footprint, eliminate the stress of costly bills, and enjoy putting your money to better use.


Working with Auburndale Builders you can build a home that will use 80-90% less energy than a home built to code – the equivalent of your car getting 200 miles per gallon! Passive homes have a long history in Europe and are the future of construction here in the U.S. They provide the best living experience by offering unparalleled thermal comfort and indoor air quality. With good design they are more affordable than you might think.

Once a Passive house is built with its significantly reduced energy needs, it is a short step to Net Zero or Energy Plus depending on the renewable energy available on the site. Net Zero homes create all the energy they use from renewable sources on their site. Energy Plus homes actually produce more energy than they use and return energy to the grid over time.