Sustainable Building

Green Building: A Commitment to Sustainability

Charlie BostwickFounding Partner, Brightwater Homes

Brightwater is committed to building healthier, more efficient new homes responsibly and with true respect for the environment. Born out of the uniquely personal commitment of Founding Partner Charlie Bostwick, an avid outdoorsman and environmental advocate, Brightwater Homes itself was designed from the beginning to be a company where sustainability and environmental responsibility are daily priorities.

Today, it’s a passion that the entire Brightwater team shares in its mission to be good stewards of the land and its resources – planning thoughtfully, designing sustainably and building responsibly. From coordinating site plant rescues through the Georgia Native Plant Association to the selection of high efficiency and green products and components, this commitment is demonstrated daily in every neighborhood and every home Brightwater builds.

Designed for Efficiency

Brightwater’s construction methods help conserve energy with durable products and energy efficient designs and components that work to save resources and reduce your cost of ownership.

  • Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling Systems with Programmable Thermostats
  • ENERGY STAR® Appliances
  • ENERGY STAR® Low-E Windows with Weather-Tight Flashing on Three Sides
  • Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures
  • Dual Flush Toilets
  • LED Lighting Packages
  • Insulated Garage Doors and Exterior Doors
  • Duct Blasting and Blower Door Testing
  • Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Testing
  • Homes Sited to Minimize Clearing and to Fit with Natural Topography
  • Carbon Cure™ Concrete Utilizing Carbon Injection to Reduce Concrete Greenhouse Emissions
  • Prioritization of Locally Sourced Materials
  • Solar Arrays (Utilized on Every Home in Specific Neighborhoods)
  • Geothermal HVAC Systems (Utilized on Every Home in Specific Neighborhoods)
  • Landscaping Plans with up to 90% Xeriscaping and Native Plant Use

Designed for Comfort

Your home is the environment for your life. That’s why we build with comfort and health in mind by using products and systems that are designed to reduce airborne pollutants and to improve the indoor environment.

  • Breathable Exterior Housewrap to Keep Moisture Out
  • Pre-Drywall and Post-Drywall Penetration Sealing and Testing
  • Low- Formaldehyde Insulation
  • Low-VOC Drywall Adhesives
  • Low-VOC Paints and Carpets
  • MERV-10 Air Filters Installed with Furnace or Heat Pump

Designed for Sustainability

Brightwater believes in sustainable building practices to preserve and protect our world for the next generation. Every day, on every site, our team is intentional and deliberate in making all the little decisions that make a difference.

  • Plant Rescues by Georgia Native Plant Society on Building Sites
  • Natural Water and Drainage Features Utilized on Building Sites
  • Custom-Designed Floorplans that Minimize Construction Waste
  • Over 80% of Construction Waste Recycled
  • Wood Substitutes and Engineered Wood Framing Products
  • Sustainably-Harvested Lumber
  • Recycled Building Materials and Products
  • Recycled Concrete for Gravel Applications
  • Landscaping Plans with up to 90% Xeriscaping and Native Plant Use

Designed to Last

Sometime sustainability is as simple as designing things that last. That’s why we take pride in designing thoughtful neighborhoods and homes that are as timeless and practical as they are beautiful. We strive to create environments where people can flourish with connection to one another, the land and the community.

  • Low-Impact Development Techniques
  • Neighborhood Planning to Incorporate and Conserve Green Space and Native Flora
  • Quality Architecture Based in Classical Principles
  • Pragmatic Floor Planning that Will Live Easily and Beautifully for Years to Come
  • Thoughtful Design with Timeless Style and Materials

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