More and more companies are advertising themselves as green, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to weed out the "pretenders" from the "contenders." We do our best at Fish Builders to keep up on these products and the companies that produce them, and we can help you make decisions on the products you put into and use in your home. At Fish Builders, we donít only say we build an energy-efficient home; we prove it with diagnostic testing and third-party certification. We are proud members of Built Green Colorado and Energy Star, and everything we do is rated to these standards.

Energy Star: Energy Star is a voluntary program, run through the United States Department of Energy, concentrating on the energy efficiency of a home. To get an Energy Star rating, a home must prove through testing to surpass the energy efficient requirements of a home built to the International Energy Conservation Code (our current code in Chaffee County) by 30 percent. To learn more, go to their website at

Built Green: Built Green Colorado was started in 1995 and has quickly become one of the most extensive and highly respected green building programs in the country. To achieve a Built Green certification, a home must incorporate elements of green building in several different categories, including energy efficiency, health and safety, material-resource efficiency, and water conservation. Greg is a member of the Built Green Hall of Fame. To learn more, go to their website at