Energy & Green Building

Quality Construction, safety, health and energy efficiency

Today’s home designs and product selection is a “Light Year” improvement over homes of even a decade ago. Today’s homes offer the latest in technology, safety, healthy living environments and energy efficiency. In addition, our four generations of building experience have taught us how to listen to the needs and concerns of our customers. Our construction team will do everything necessary to provide you with the best built home in Central Minnesota.

Green Building:

Environmentally sound, energy efficient, high performance homes.
“Building green is not just a personal and organizational responsibility; it is an enormous opportunity to do what we do better, more responsibly, with greater effect.” Enterprise—Green Communities

Nordenstrom Custom Homes will assist every customer who chooses to pursue Green Building practices for their new home. We value quality, integrity, knowledge, vision and most of all people; including our staff, trade partners and especially our customers. We are committed to working with each of you to deliver the home you expect and be strong supporters of the larger community of humankind.
A home for every lifestyle —safe, functionally designed, energy efficient, environmentally conscious and professionally built, that fulfills lifetime needs, will always be our goal. Since we spend most of our time in our home it is imperative the environment within that home be as safe and as healthy as possible. We can control many of the sources of pollution that make us sick by good design, knowledgeable construction, and proper maintenance. Together we can make it better.

We are proud to offer new homes that have earned Low HERS Ratings from qualified third party inspectors. New homes are substantially more ENERGY EFFICIENT than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Our ENERGY EFFICIENT new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater and given a HERS Rating. These homes are better for the environment and better for you.
Benefits of owning one of our ENERGY EFFICIENT new homes include:

A Label that Tells of a Quality Home
All ENERGY EFFICENT new homes are certified to meet HERS strict guidelines for energy efficiency. This exemplary performance is verified by an independent third party.

Lower Utility Costs
Compared with standard homes, ENERGY EFFICENT new homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and hot water heating. Homeowners can expect to save about $200–$2,000 annually on their utility bills.

More Comfortable/Quieter Homes
The ENERGY EFFICENT features of new homes keep out excessive heat, cold, and noise, and ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms-making these homes more comfortable to live in.

Helping to Create a Better Future
By purchasing an ENERGY EFFICIENT new home, you are joining millions of consumers who have changed to helping our nation reduce our energy needs and building a cleaner environment for the future.
Features of our ENERGY EFFICIENT new homes include:

  • Effective Insulation —Properly installed insulation that meets or exceeds national code requirements helps achieve even temperatures throughout the house while using less energy. The result is lower utility costs and a quieter, more comfortable home. SIP’s walls, (Structural Insulated Panels) are a large part of our insulation package to learn more about SIP go to:
  • High-Performance Windows — Advanced window coatings help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. They also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furniture.
  • Tight Construction and Tight Ducts — Attention to detail by sealing all holes, cracks, and seams in ducts and construction assemblies helps eliminate drafts, moisture, dust, pests, and pollen. This improves comfort and the quality of indoor air, while lowering maintenance costs.
  • Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment — More efficient and properly sized heating and cooling systems use less energy, which reduces utility bills. These systems also turn on and off less frequently, removing more humidity and providing better comfort.