Green Building

At UnikHomes we continue to lead the way in respecting the environment by taking a holistic approach to our designs and implementing innovative, sustainable, green build practices.

This results in high performance homes that minimize the use of resources, improve energy use and lower the carbon imprint.

Mr. Tom Cao UnikHomes Founder and CEO has LEED AP (Leadership in Energy in Environmental Design, Accredited Professional) certification and has been specially trained to lead and guide his team in the development of LEED certified homes. UnikHomes is also a member of U.S. Green Building Council. Environmental impact is therefore, a strong component throughout the design and build process of our homes which as well as being beautiful, promote health and well-being.

With the help of our experts our clients can choose from an extensive range of sustainable building options that have the added benefit of providing ongoing savings on utility bills, including:

  • Solar panels (weather permitting) – Using roof space to convert sunlight into electricity. Great source of energy for lighting and power. (Preferred Suppliers; Sun Power, Westinghouse Solar, Kyocera, Suntech, Samsung, Sharp, CertainTeed).
  • Recycled plastic wood/plastic wood composite; Superior product to natural wood in terms of aesthetic and longevity. Environmentally friendly. (Preferred Suppliers; Azek Decking, Fiberon Decking, Trex, Timber Tech, Gossen Decking.
  • Geothermal energy – Invaluable source of energy, collected from the sub-surface of the earth. Delivers ultra-high efficiency in heating and cooling your home. (Preferred Supplier; Carrier).
  • Thermal Solar Energy – Converting free sunlight into usable energy. Ideal for heating swimming pools and water. (Preferred Suppliers; Heliocol, Solar Industries).
  • Cool Roof – Reflecting the sun and dissipate heat efficiently. Saves energy consumption. (Preferred Suppliers; Boral Roofing, GAF Timberline Cool Series).

Though not required, all our homes have Low-E windows installed as standard, ensuring a tighter and more energy efficient home.