Green Building

The Muskin Company is committed to providing the highest level of excellence to clients, as well as to the environment. We were awarded the Gold LEED certification for our 2009 Parade of Homes entry and work closely with the Austin Green Building Program to achieve a Five-Star rating on most of our homes.

Since a majority of our green building and remodeling projects have been located in close-in areas, these older, established neighborhoods do not require new infrastructure. Most of the neighborhoods we build in are walk-able and close to public transportation thereby our clients become less dependent on the automobile. We believe that one of the “greenest” features that a home can have is quality and durability over time. Some of the specific green and sustainable features we have successfully used are:
Green building Austin and green remodeling Austin

  • No or low VOC wall paint
  • Sealed attic with minimum 5.5″ foam insulation
  • Foam insulation or BIBS in exterior walls
  • Tankless / On Demand water heaters
  • Dual flush toilets
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Low flow faucets
  • Variable speed air handler minimum 15 SEER, with outside air and 4” media filter
  • Programmable thermostat
  • Ceiling fans in all bedrooms
  • Energy Star compliant bulbs
  • Wood framing treated with borate 3’ above foundation
  • At least 50% durable flooring
  • Carbon monoxide / smoke detectors
  • Native landscaping
  • 80 cfm Energy Star ventilation fan with motion sensor in baths
  • At least 50% construction waste recycled and diverted from landfills

Learn more about building and remodeling green with Austin Energy Green Building