Sustainable Building

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At Ocean Oaks, we take great pride in being environmentally conscious throughout all phases of development. Jekyll Island is a natural beauty, and we intend to keep our parcel of paradise this way through building a sustainable community.

What is sustainable building (green construction) you may ask? In short, it involves finding the proper balance between homebuilding and preserving the area’s surrounding environment.

This refers to both completed structures and the processes used in construction which are resource-efficient and environmentally responsible through the entire lifecycle of a building or community. It includes:

  • Siting
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Renovation
  • Demolition

The main objective of green building is to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:

  • Efficiently using energy, water and other natural resources
  • Protecting occupant health 
  • Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation

Of course, this involves close cooperation of everyone involved. From the developer, engineers and architects to the builder and homeowners, everyone must be on the same page throughout all project stages. The practice of sustainable building also expands and complements the traditional building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort.

At Ocean Oaks, many sustainable practices are being implemented which include: 

  • Local materials used, when available 
  • Native drought tolerant landscape materials
  • Drip irrigation systems
  • Spray foam insulation throughout all buildings
  • Advanced corner framing to complement foam insulation 
  • Tankless water heaters
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Low energy, long-life LED lighting throughout
  • High efficiency, 15 seer HVAC systems 
  • Low volume plumbing fixtures throughout 
  • Low E glass doors and windows 
  • Passive solar heating and cooling with front and rear porches 

By using these methods and materials in the development of Ocean Oaks, we are creating an environmentally sound and sustainable community for now and the future. 

Contact Daniel Hoover at 843-997-5540 or dhoover@OceanOaksLiving.com.