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 the majority 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:

 

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