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Green Building Philosophy

Oakwood Custom Homes has been on the forefront of Sustainable building Southeastern Michigan for more than ten years. Our focus is on becoming the leader in the Sustainable Custom Home market. In doing so, we act in service of a sustainable and positive future and enact the most effective long-term strategy for ethical success.

Oakwood Custom Homes uses Old World craftsmanship with modern technology in projects keeping structures “period in detail but with interiors updated for modern lifestyles and enhanced energy efficiency.

At  Oakwood Custom Homes our sweet spot is building


We are proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label.

ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for you.

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or renovating for a client at any price point who wants the best quality that they can get.

The standard of living in the Southeastern Michigan area more people than ever before are interested in Sustainable new homes. This can be due to deep-seeded commitment to minimize environmental impact; a desire to save money on heating, air conditioning, water and electricity; a desire to promote the health and welfare of family members of all ages; or the largely accurate perception that such homes are simply built to a much higher standard of quality. Whatever our motivation for building one,a sustainable new home can fill the need we have for a place of residence that integrates well within its natural surroundings and, most importantly with the people who live in it.

At Oakwood Custom Homes we make it our mission not only to be a quality builder of sustainable or “green” homes but also to be the areas green building leader and trendsetter,combining the latest technologies with beautiful building Old World craftsmanship.

We strive for quality in the materials we use and the services we provide to differentiate ourselves from other builders. We purposely take on only a handful of projects at a time so as not to jeopardize our 100% customer satisfaction rating with quality.

Our experience and quest for knowledge on behalf of our clients will allow us to constantly improve our homes as more and more proven technology comes to the United States. We constantly research, test and implement new products in our semi-custom homes. This practice will lead us to our goal of building zero energy usage homes.

Green Buildings Practices Here are some of the various green and environmentally friendly building practices that we do, and there are many more available upon request.  

  • Geothermal heat pumps- up to 400% more efficient than traditional heating and cooling systems, like Trane, Waterfurnace.
  • Tankless and solar hot water heaters,like Rinnai, Rheem
  • Photovoltaic (solar) panels
  • Rain barrels and water harvesting
  • Energy recovery ventilators ( indoor air quality)
  • Foam insulation
  • Energy Star windows, doors appliances
  • Recycled rubber floor for in home workout rooms
  • And much more….

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