Building With Innovative Technologies and Science

Gilmore Building Company is known for designing and building its New Construction and home Remodeling projects based on "Innovative Building Technologies" and "Building Science Principles". These Technologies and Principles are a key focus of our Company's designing philosophy.  At the beginning of every project, our design team determines which advanced building technologies to use so to best enhance a client's project goals given the overall project budget.  Whether they are individual products, construction details, or structural component systems, these technologies, when expertly applied, will provide our client's:

  • a faster construction time frame and thus a lower cost of construction;
  • an energy efficient structure with low energy costs, if any;
  • a convenient, low maintenance, durable living space;
  • a project that will have enduring value.  

A very brief understanding of some of these innovative technologies and principles that Gilmore Building Company uses can be found by reviewing the following discussions and clicking through to the additional source information. 

HIGHLY ENERGY EFFICIENT SYSTEMS 

  • "Net Zero" Energy Consumption
  • Solar Powered Systems
  • Geothermal Systems like Heat Pumps

Gilmore Building Company enjoys the challenge of combining artful design while greatly reducing the energy footprint of a new home.  Technologies are available to produce highly energy efficient homes when properly and very carefully designed and built.  Critical, however, are the optimum combination of renewable energy sources, manufactured building systems and building science principles. 

"Net Zero" - The optimum energy efficient home is known as a "Net Zero" home.  It is a home that:

  • produces its own energy on site
  • produces at least as much energy as it consumes
  • utilizes renewable energy sources like solar power or geothermal heat   
  • uses every unit of energy to its maximum potential meaning it is built with a highly efficient, low energy transfer building envelope that includes doors, windows, the foundation, and the exterior walls (must be properly sealed with a high R-value material to resist heat flow and low air leakage through cracks). 

Geothermal energy - heat energy that is farmed from naturally occurring heat just below the surface of the earth. Geothermal energy is a renewable energy source.  This heat is used to heat space, driveways to melt snow and / or heat water.

Solar Energy - There are a varied number of solar technologies available to produce electricity and heated water.  They are known as photovoltaic ("PV") systems.  They have been available for decades but recent times have created incredible advancements in technology. 

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BUILDING WITH MANUFACTURED SUBSYSTEMS

  • Structural Insulated Panels,
  • Precast / Insulated Foundation Panels,
  • Custom Modular Wall Components

Gilmore Building Company, Inc. seeks to limit the amount of construction performed on the job-site because it saves construction time and lowers the cost of construction. Systems-built projects utilized sub-systems that are components or modules produced in a factory setting such as precast foundations by Superior Walls, standard wall panels, structural insulated panels(See Energy Panel Structure, Inc), insulated concrete forms, truss roof systems, and custom modular construction.  However, applying these technologies requires experience and expertise since all have their own unique properties that lend themselves to one project or another.  Each technology can reduce the amount of labor utilized on a site and the amount of time required to construct a project.  They limit the exposure of a project's components to the weather because they are assembled in an environmentally controlled factory setting. The cost of the component can be lower because the producer can take advantage of the buying power of the large corporation.  

BUILDING SCIENCE PRINCIPLES and GREEN BUILDING CONCEPTS

  • Walls that Breath
  • Sealed Crawl Spaces
  • Frost-protected Shallow Foundations (FPSF)

Sustainable or “green” building design and construction is a method of wisely using resources to create high-quality, healthier and more energy-efficient homes and commercial buildings. A green building is more than the sum of its parts, its process and impacts matter too. Green design is about finding a balance between high-quality construction and low environmental impact. A lighter environmental footprint means a longer-lasting planet, which is good for the builder, the builder's client and the environment. Green building is a goal that requires a process. 

Green Building concepts are integral to the design and building of a Gilmore Building Co., Inc. home remodeling and new home project.

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