Top 10 Green Myths

MYTH#1 Green Homes are more expensive.

Some green products are more expensive than conventional counterparts, but if you consider the project as a whole, and with proper planning, there are usually many opportunities to recycle and actually cut costs. Green homes on average save 30-60% on energy and water. Tax credits and rebates can
significantly help subsidize costs.

MYTH#2 You need to replace everything to be green.

Other than updating the mechanicals and water fixtures, the fewer things you replace, the more eco-friendly you are.

MYTH#3 Not many options for Eco Friendly building materials.

Not true anymore! You can now find a green alternative for any type of material that you would ever need.

MYTH#4 Eco Friendly materials are strange looking.

The old pure die hard extreme "Hippie aesthetic" may not be for everyone, but now there are many options and styles for every taste and budget.

MYTH#5 Green Home Renovating and retrofitting is all about choosing the right products.

Well...yes; but its not all about the stuff. Its about a whole house plan to recycle, reuse or repurpose and to make everything more efficient overall.

MYTH#6 Green Home Remodeling products aren't as durable as conventional

Not so. The key factors to make a sustainable home is to select natural products that are superior for durability and effectiveness over man made ones.

MYTH#7 Green Home Remodeling is a Fad.

Green is growing exponentially! According to the NAHB' report, Green and Healthier Homes: Engaging Consumers of All Ages in Sustainable Living.

MYTH#8 My contractor won't know what I'm talking about.

LOL! We got this one.

MYTH#9 To really save on utility bills I have to invest in renewable energy systems.

You can save up to 40% on bills by just professionally sealing up you existing home!

MYTH#10 Making my house Green will make it harder to sell.

On the contrary experts at NAR suggest that as more home buyers become increasingly concerned about rising utility bills, several environmentally friendly updates in a home may help it stand out from the crowd. Green homes sell faster and
for more than other homes.

Imagine a beautifully remodeled house... Now imagine that same exact house being even more comfortable to live in and costing 60% or less to run! That's what we do.

Company

Eco Torrent is a custom remodeler of homes on the Jersey shore.

For over 35 years the founders of Eco Torrent performed building, remodeling and renovation work for a wide range of clients throughout New Jersey.

We specialize in techniques and technologies to build, retrofit & remodel sustainable, eco friendly and energy efficient, for ourselves, the environment and you.

Let our talented experienced professional team help you with your next construction project.

Team

Our team is composed of some of the shores most experienced estimators, safety conscious project managers, and nationally recognized green architects and consultants. Together we can create a simple solution for a quick energy retrofit to entice savvy buyers to buy your home (or seal up your newly purchased one); or as complicated as a complete deep energy retrofit.

Certification & Affiliations
DOE-zero energy ready
Energy Star
NAHB
BPI
USGBC- LEED AP/BD&C
Passive House - CPHC
NAR green designation

Process

Plan

Proper planning is half the project. We will meet for an initial consultation to listen and outline what your project goals are. After careful review we will help you break the discovered information down to exactly what you really need and have within your budget to complete. This process helps define your goals and creates a well defined outline for us to complete a well defined plan.

Design

With outline in hand, we help educate and enlighten you to different products, options and designs. This may introduce new questions and require more site visits and more consultations from other members of our professional group. After multiple refinements we will collectively define a plan that will help us create an energy efficient, sustainable and comfortable project for you and your family to enjoy for years to come.

Build

With all the Planning and Design work complete it's as simple as implementing the plan by putting the pieces together, cleaning up the mess and handing you the keys.