ABOUT BEYOND GREEN CONSTRUCTION
Beyond Green Construction is a family owned and operated green building company based in Easthampton, MA. The BGC family, Sean, Andy and Jamey Jeffords, were raised in a tradition of craftsmanship, developed through apprenticeships with their father’s company specializing in historic restoration and fine woodworking. The brothers took what their father taught them, then added to their skills with additional education and experience for cutting edge green building, insulation and alternative energy techniques to prepare properties to meet the energy challenges of the 21st Century.
WHAT WE DO…
Energy Efficient Upgrades
Our specialized efficiency upgrades encompass everything from basic air sealing and insulation to full blown Deep Energy Retrofits with integrated Solar Energy Systems! We have the training and expertise to work on historic homes with fine craftsmanship that require meticulous attention to detail when being retrofitted for maximum comfort and efficiency. We approach each project with the philosophy that the whole building is a system. We understand that the interaction between occupants, moisture management, air infiltration and all the components that heat, cool and power the building must all work together to create a healthy, safe, durable and efficient building. To achieve this goal, collaborative teamwork and communication is necessary between all participants from the homeowner to our in-house staff and our pool of subcontractors. In this way we accomplish communication and innovation that integrate you as part of the team in our high performance renovation strategies.
MASS SAVE ENERGY SERVICES
Beyond Green Construction is a participating contractor for the Mass Save incentive program and is certified to perform energy efficiency measures according to the program guidelines. In addition to the MassSave insulation and weatherization program Beyond Green can perform deeper, more complicated retrofits raising substantial energy reductions to 50% or greater, modeling after German Passive House and Zero Energy designs.
SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
Solar Power: Icing on the Cake
Our solar division is the icing on the Green Building Cake and completes our array of Energy Efficient services. We install, service and activate full residential and commercial solar systems. Your new solar system will significantly reduce or even eliminate your reliance on electric utilities. Installing solar also increases the value of your home and the system will pay for itself within 5-7 years. As we like to tell our customers…”It’s cheaper to do it than to not do it.” And you’ll be doing your part to conserve our natural resources by not using power from coal burning or natural gas fired power plants. Contact us to find out more! 413-529-0544 or info@BeyondGreen.biz
DEEP ENERGY RETROFITS
The results of a high performance Deep Energy Retrofit…
More comfort + improved air quality + enhanced durability
substantial reductions in energy use in an existing building
ICE DAM PREVENTION
How Ice Dams Occur and the Solution. Three things are required for an ice dam to form: (1)snow, (2)heat to melt the snow and (3)cold to refreeze the melted snow into solid ice. Ice dams can form when as little as 1 or 2 inches of snow accumulates on a roof – if the roof is poorly insulated and not air sealed properly. Beyond Green Construction can fix poor insulation and air sealing problems, making your home more energy efficient and saving you from the costly damage caused by ice dams. We can also help you determine if any available incentives can help you pay for your insulation or if roof work will also be necessary to repair the problem.
Working With Your Budget
Beyond Green will assist you in determining a project plan to meet your goals and financial considerations. We can help you facilitate the process to access available incentives that support your project financially. We also offer a more accessible “phased style” approach that allows you to accomplish parts of your project one step at a time as time and finances allow.
We have the training and expertise to work on historic homes with fine craftsmanship that require meticulous attention to detail when being retrofitted for maximum comfort and efficiency. We approach each project with the philosophy that the whole building is a system.
At Beyond Green Construction, our team of professionals are all local residents of Western Mass and we appreciate the environment where we live and the people that live here with us in our community. We understand that in order for a community to thrive, local businesses must give back in donations & civic involvement to those who are in need and to support programs and organizations that provide important services to people that need it most. Some of the ways we do that include memberships and contributions to the following organizations:
- Pioneer Valley Local First
- Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity (PVHH)
- Pioneer Valley Sustainability Network
- Western Mass Green Consortium
- Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
- Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
- New England Clean Energy Council
- Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)
- Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
- Dakin Animal Shelter
- Efficiency First
- Home Builders and Remodelers
- Local Chambers of Commerce