Bauer & Son Construction, Inc. Begins Green Home

Groundbreaking 8-21-09 004-12

Bauer & Son Construction employees breaking ground for a new certified Green home in Wichita, KS. Left to Right; Steve Houser, Estimator & Project Manager, Adam Bauer, LEED AP Building Design + Construction & Estimator and Laura Heagler, LEED AP for Homes & Green Development Coordinator.

Bauer & Son Construction, Inc. recently broke ground on what they anticipate will be the first LEED® for Homes project in Wichita. This home is designed to qualify for LEED “Gold” certification which will take place upon the completion of the home when points are awarded across all aspects of the home including design, energy efficiency and material usage. In addition to LEED certification this home will also qualify for ENERGY STAR®, NAHB Green Building Program, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s – Indoor airPLUS, and the U.S. Department Of Energy’s – Builder’s Challenge programs.

”We wanted to show that you can build an exciting and affordable green-built home. Meeting LEED for Homes standards not only demonstrates this, but it gives third party verification to what we are doing,“ said Greg Bauer, president of Bauer and Son Construction. 

Bauer & Son Construction is dedicated to green building through commitment and training, as well as developing their own GreenLogic™ set of standards that address all aspects of construction. “Building to LEED standards may not be for everyone, but our GreenLogic™ program is designed to assist home buyers in determining what aspects are right for their lifestyle and budget.” added Bauer.

The home is located in the Fairmont Addition located at 21st North and 127th Street.  The home features 1,120 sq. feet on the main level, with an addition 886 sq. feet in the unfinished lower level.

The Living Room –Dining area – Kitchen highlights the “open” floor plan that includes a vaulted ceiling and clearstory windows. Other standard amenities include a large master suite and one bedroom on the main level, a breakfast bar in the kitchen, a covered front porch and covered deck, main floor laundry facilities and a two-car garage.  The home boasts space on the unfinished lower level for a family room, two additional bedrooms, and a third bathroom.

Some addtional green features of the home include a heat recovery fresh air ventilation system, ENERGY STAR rated windows and exterior doors, interior paint with no VOC’s, bamboo flooring, Green Label Plus carpet and a drought tolerant lawn.

Adam Bauer, LEED AP became accredited earlier this year and has spearheaded this project from its conception. Laura Heagler, Green Development Coordinator for Bauer & Son Construction, earned the LEED AP Homes credential in early August and will be managing this project. Please visit to learn more.

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