Green From the Ground Up

  |  August 18, 2014

In building a new home, you can be green without spending a lot of it. From smart placement of the home to powering it with alternative energy partially paid for with tax credits and other incentives, building new is an excellent opportunity to make green choices that have a healthy impact on your family and the planet.

The Site:
We carefully site the home for passive solar efficiency, utilizing trees for summer shade, and positioning garages to deflect winter wind.  Where possible, we take advantage of sloping terrain to build living space into a hillside that is naturally temperate year round, but with our building and design techniques, is bright and dry living space.

The Design:
We develop the design with you to position expanses of high-performance glass that maximizes natural light, and winter solar gain; deep overhangs and shading devices control summer sun. Open floor plans add spaciousness to compact designs.  And each of our homes is designed specifically to work with the features of the site.


The Build: We encourage modern framing and insulation techniques, coupled with healthy interior materials, and the use of alternative energy sources. Geothermal provides heating and cooling without fossil fuels, and solar PV can provide a portion of your electrical needs. We are Certified Green Professionals so we can guide you through all the smart choices you can make.

Lindal designs livability into every square foot of our homes, giving our clients the pleasures, efficiencies, and convenience of a smaller footprint with less impact on the environment. That, combined with all the inherent efficiencies of the Lindal building System, helps you create a custom home that is not only good for you and the environment, it’s a great value.

To learn more visit

About Atlantic Custom Homes

We are Jennifer and Pascal Smith Couti, owners of Atlantic Custom Homes. We are the third-generation owners of this successful dealership started in 1983. We bought the dealership after designing and renovating homes for ourselves and our customers around Westchester County NY. We and our staff place customer service and our relationship with our customers above everything else. We have won numerous awards and recognition for our efforts and have consistently been a proud member of Lindal Cedar Home's prestigious President’s Club. Atlantic Custom Homes has served customers building locally and in many other parts of the country and the world. We are a fully-staffed, full-service dealership in Ossining, NY. We are open Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM, Saturday 10AM-5PM (appointments recommended).

Read more from Atlantic Custom Homes

Read On, Reader...