Current Construction Projects

Sustainable Green Building

In late March of this year, we started a new residence on an infill lot in Benicia that we plan to get certified as LEED Gold. Walls and roof will be Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) or Structural Insulated Panels (SIP). The architect is Tom Wilson, LEED AP of Benicia.

Patrick M. Donaghue Licensed General Contractor LEED Certified building

Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. Green building is also known as a sustainable or high performance building.

Patrick M. Donaghue Licensed General Contractor LEED Certified building The California 2010 Green Building Standards took effect on January 1 of this year. We will meet all residential mandatory requirements and most of the residential voluntary measures of this code.

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), a third-party organization that provides independent oversight of professional credentialing and project certification programs related to gene building will oversee LEED certification of this project.

Features we plan for this house: