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  • Hampton Beach House
  • Dental Health Care & Education Facility
  • Connecticut Condominium Complex

Case Study #1: Hampton Beach House
Read how a GreenTek client achieved greater energy efficiency, and an overall healthier living environment by building their green dream home.

Case Study #2: Dental Health Care & Education Facility
Read how a soon to be LEED certified dental facility on the east coast is becoming the model for the American Dental Association green initiative.

Case Study #3: Connecticut Condominium Complex
Read how GreenTek conducted a weatherization and energy retrofit evaluation of a Fairfield County condo complex to educate owners and demonstrate savings opportunities.

Case Study: Hampton Beach House

“The fun and wonderful thing about this project was being able to consider a variety of different solutions for each part of the home where you could look at sustainability and let the right one for the family come to the surface.”

-David Mann, principal of GreenTek Consulting, LLC

Objective

To build their green dream home, reflecting their commitment to sustainable living.

Challenge

Homeowners hired GreenTek Consulting, LLC to:

Manage the greening process for their new beach front home
Focus on climate change and the economics of energy
Address all aspects of sustainability, reducing the home’s carbon footprint

Solution

To tackle and solve for these challenges, GreenTek:

Improved the home’s energy efficiency
The geothermal system is a highly efficient heat pump that takes advantage of the constant temperature of the ground to cost-effectively heat and cool the home, while also producing domestic hot water and heat for the pool and spa
The barn’s southern facing roofline allows photovoltaic panels to substantially offset the house’s energy consumption
Controls solar gain, allowing for natural ventilation while providing for spectacular views
Employed energy recovery ventilators, which exchange indoor air for fresh air while warming or cooling incoming air and managing humidity
Utilized LED lighting, which is 80% more efficient than incandescent bulbs
Utilized air cleaners that filter microscopic particles to maintain healthy air quality
To save water, motion sensors trigger hot-water heaters when the room is entered. This reduces water heating costs and water waste significantly
Improved the home’s resource efficiency through the design
The home’s structure includes a variety of engineered woods and is built using advanced framing techniques that result in an eco-friendly structure that reduces deforestation
The environmental impact of the concrete foundation was offset by using fly ash and recycled aggregate material previously destined for a landfill
The flooring throughout the home is gorgeous reclaimed hardwood or natural fiber carpet

To read the article, Beachfront, Properly: GreenTek Consulting and the pride of Sag Harbor, click here.

Case Study: Dental Health Care & Education Facility

“We knew very little about Green and because of GreenTek we’re building a LEED certified office, within our budget. Great for our workers, and the environment.”

-Dr. Lance Panarello, Dental Health Care Associates

Objective

Help a successful and rapidly growing dental practice become the East Coast’s first green dental practice.

Challenge

The practice hired GreenTek Consulting, LLC to:

Work with existing design and construction professionals and the practice’s employees who were largely unfamiliar with sustainability
Transform on the fly the original plans for traditional renovation and extensive addition into what is anticipated to be, an 11.000sf LEED Gold dental health care and educational facility, all while the practice kept operating onsite
Pay attention to initial costs and long term savings to help grow the business

Solution

To tackle and solve for these challenges, GreenTek:

An emphasis on water conservation – a major issue in dental practices
In line with the practice’s mission as health care providers, improved indoor environmental quality through the elimination of formaldehyde and VOC’s
Work with various dental suppliers to ensure that all products utilized were green and met LEED standards
A super insulated and tight building envelop
Energy efficient geothermal heating and cooling
The use of solar tubes to daylight interior offices, exam rooms and operating theaters, improving working conditions and productivity, while lowering electric demand
Deployment of solar electric on the roof and as a shading canopy for the parking lot (planned), helping minimize heat island effect
Earth friendly construction management, including the recycling of over 75% of all construction waste
Reuse of as much existing on site material as practicable and healthy

Payoff

The success of the practice’s initiative resulted in an increased employee morale, built upon an already strong community outreach program, and to lead the dental team helping establish the American Dental Association’s upcoming Green Dental Standards.

Case Study: Connecticut Condominium Complex

“It was truly gratifying to see the community center filled and talk to a standing room only audience knowing that you were helping people make a difference in their lives, while they learned about and began to embrace something that will be good for our environment.”

-David Mann, Principal, GreenTek Consulting

Objective

To help individual condo owners lower their utility expenses in a complex where some heating bills were toping $800/month.

Challenge

The Condo Association hired GreenTek Consulting, LLC to:

Establish a protocol for evaluating the weatherization potential for condo owners in this all electric 224 unit condo complex.
Evaluate a typical sample of units, focusing on quick, inexpensive and effective solutions.
Conduct a community wide education program to get the word out and help unit owners save money.

Solution

To tackle and solve for these challenges, GreenTek:

Determined the complexes typical unit types and conducted survey of each type to identify common problems
Used Thermograph imaging and non destructive inspection techniques to further identify these problems and evaluate “low hanging fruit” solutions to easily address flaws
Presented findings in plain English, supported by clear visuals (including real life examples of what not to do and what to do) on simple steps to better efficiency, including lifestyle tips, weatherization measures and items to consider as energy savings investments

Payoff

The overwhelming success of the program with the community has encouraged owners to explore how their condo complex can begin to become a model for the region
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