Build Green and Save
Build Green and Save

Build Green and Save

Protecting the Earth And Your Bottom Line

New edition

172 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: ebook: PDF, Paperback

Paperback, $21.95 (CA $21.95) (US $21.95)

Publication Date: April 2009

ISBN 9780867186444

Price: $21.95


This insider's guide to residential green building leads you through the actual residential construction process and details how you can apply green building techniques that will benefit your business, your relationships with your customers, your reputation, and your bottom line.  Matthew Belcher shares his 30+ years of experience as a successful green builder to help you on your way to identifying and selecting green building materials, implementing green construction techniques, explaining the benefits of green housing to your customers, offering affordable green building solutions to your customers, creating healthier homes, and marketing your environmentally sound practices. Future generations of builders and home buyers are counting on the builders of today to use the planet's natural resources wisely. This book is your first step towards securing an environmentally sound future for generations to come.     Build Green & Save Kindle Edition is also available on You can start reading this book immediately on your iPad, Kindle, or smartphone (iPhone, Blackberry, or Android), or on your desktop by simply downloading Amazon's Kindle App here.


"Matt makes the case for affordable green building with informative sidebars, backed by personal experiences and details. Build Green & Save is not over the head of the novice green builder, yet still has plenty of information for the experienced green builder and developer."                           ---Steve Hale, President, Hale and Son Construction, Inc,                       Albuquerque, New Mexico, Founding member; Build Green New Mexico,                        Consensus Committee Member; ANSI National Green Building Standard

"Though his background and experience--growing up with a father who inherently practiced sustainability in Build Green & Save, Matt Belcher offers the depth of his expertise with a fine balance of wit and wisdom."                                          ---Annette K. Stelmack, Owner, Inspirit-LLC, Louisville, CO

Author Biography

Matt Belcher, Founder and President of Belcher Homes, is an industry expert and St. Louis-based green builder. Because Matt believes in “leading by example,” his company builds homes that use land wisely, save resources, and provide a healthy and affordable living environment for their owners. Belcher Homes is the leading green building company in the St. Louis region. In 2006 and 2007, the National Association of Home Builders named Matt Chairman of the NAHB National Green Building Conference. He is actively involved in many regional and national green building organizations. In 2007, the Home Builder’s Association of Greater St. Louis and Eastern Missouri awarded Belcher Homes the first Gold Level Green Home Verification in St. Louis. Matt guides his company according to this principle: Custom Sustainable Home Building. “Our goal is to improve the quality of your life.”