Green Building & Sustainability

MBK is an NAHB Certified Green Professional and BPI Certified Building Envelope Company.

What does green mean to you?

Clients have a wide range of what “Green Building” and “Sustainability” mean to them personally. For us it means a complete approach to building homes that are energy efficient saving natural resources and your hard-earned money, using materials that are less taxing on the environment, and concerns about indoor air quality leading to healthier lives for the owners and their families.

There are many approaches that can be taken and as with most, they will be driven by budget and payback. Things like geothermal, energy-saving appliances, lighting, insulation, airtightness, solar, wind getting off the grid, and a host of other options can be explored within the parameters of the budget and goals of the owner to meet their needs. A number of the options are just considered good building practices in our mind and are already being adopted into building codes.

We analyze our client’s home as part of the design process using a blower door and thermal imager as well as a thorough inspection and then make recommendations to improve comfort, indoor air quality, and energy savings.

Not sure where to start? Contact us to set up an appointment or to discuss your project, we love to speak with our neighbors about our lifework.

Green Home Improvements, Green Construction, Green Remodeling Examples


“The kitchen is great. The additional window makes an amazing difference and we are pleased with how everything else came together.”Catherine S.

Catherine S.

“The work is excellent, and we are very happy with it. MBK took care of every detail along the way, and accommodated our needs in scheduling work to be done.” Barbara L. (Ann Arbor)

Barbara L.

“We appreciate your work on our house, and we felt your guys were awesome on the job site. I appreciate their pride in the work” Kevin F. (Ann Arbor)

Kevin F.

“The experience of the remodel was a gratifying and growth-promoting one for me, and now we have this beautiful house to live in.” Jeanette S. (Ann Arbor)

Jeanette S.

“Happy New Year Mike! Sally and I are very impressed with our new garage/workshop, and we know that we will be enjoying the new space  for many years to come.” Helmut B. (Chelsea)

Helmut B.



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