GeoDeck Decking Chosen for Home to Achieve LEED’s Highest Rating Houston, TX
GeoDeck Decking from American Pole & Timber was chosen as the best deck materials for Adele and Dan Hedges new “green” home in the Upper Kirby area of Houston. The home was built by Dovetail Builders and is on track to be the first home in Houston to achieve LEED Platinum Certification; LEED’s highest rating achieved by only a handful of homes nationwide.
GeoDeck is Sustainable
According to Chris Fry, President of Dovetail Builders, GeoDeck was a clear choice to help achieve the Platinum LEED Certification because it is manufactured from exceptionally long-lasting materials and requires near-zero maintenance. “Unlike GeoDeck, a wood deck needs to be sealed every few years. It seems like no big deal but you are spraying chemicals onto the deck, a can had to be manufactured to hold the sealant, a truck burned fuel to deliver the can, and it goes on. When you consider those factors into the maintenance, the carbon footprint of a deck gets pretty big. GeoDeck is a sustainable material and requires very little maintenance.”
The home is “green” from top to bottom in order to achieve LEED’s Platinum rating. Other green features in the home include:
- A Geothermal Heating and Cooling System
- Solar Array Composed of 140 Solar Panels on Roof
- Large Windows for Natural Light
- Low-Maintenance Landscaping
- Bamboo Flooring
- A Rainwater Reservoir to Supply the Home’s Running Water
American Pole & Timber in Houston, TX is a supplier of extended life building materials, which include GeoDeck decking, treated wood, treated poles and large timbers, and custom manufactured wood products.