Thinking green and promoting energy conservation has been a constant at Merlin Contracting since 1989. While developing each budget for Merlin’s homes, we have the expertise to advise clients of the options, opportunities, costs and benefits of green building.
We have specifications for energy-efficient windows, doors, ceilings, walls (including the use of insulated concrete forms – ICF), Air-Conditioning – HVAC systems (including geothermal and various in-floor systems), lighting systems, electrical systems (including solar voltaic), hot water production and storage along with water- efficient landscaping solutions.
Steve and Bart Jones are both National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) “Certified Green Professionals.” Robert Brown, Merlin’s Chief Estimator, completed the Residential Energy Service Network’s (RESNET) 40-hour class to become a certified “Energy Rater” for the Home Energy Rating System (HERS).
Merlin’s commitment to green building benefits our clients’ construction budgets as well as their maintenance costs for the life of their homes. Plus, Merlin coordinates ENERGY STAR ratings during construction, which qualify clients to receive associated tax benefits and rebates.
As an active supporter of green building in Southern Nevada, Merlin has become a member of Nevada ENERGY STAR Partners’ GREEN Alliance and is currently participating in the SNHBA’s Green Building Program. As we continue to build Energy Certified homes, we have also built two homes – off the grid – in Mt. Charleston.