Jake Joines wins 2015 Young Professional of the Year Award

Jake Joines, owner of J2 Construction received the 2015 “BEST IN GREEN” Young Professional of the Year Award at an awards ceremony taking place during the 2015 NAHB International Builder’s Show. Jake Joines is a Master Certified Green Professional (CGP) that is nationally recognized as an industry leader in the green building community. He has… Read More

2013 Parade of Homes Kayenta

A classic desert home, set into the stunning red rock landscape of the Kayenta Community, Terra Norte offers spectacular views and plenty of room to breathe. Relaxed, contemporary styling offers a warm and livable atmosphere – both indoors and out. Large view windows illuminate a spacious, open floor plan washed in warm sunlight. Terra Norte’s… Read More

Area Builder Nabs National Award

The Spectrum and Daily news IVINS — Jake Joines, owner of J2 Construction, received national recognition this week as a winner of the National Ecohome Award. The winning Kayenta home he built was one of the Parade of Homes in February of this year and incorporated numerous environmentally focused features. Joines was one of 17… Read More

J2 Construction Receives 2012 ECOHOME Grand Award

The Design Awards judges were amazed by the amount of energy-minded technologies and luxurious custom touches that builder Jake Joines squeezed into Terra Caelo for barely more than $200 a square foot. For instance, to keep insulation costs down without compromising efficiency, Joines speced two inches of closed-cell spray foam followed by blown-in fiberglass in… Read More

Southern Utah’s First Green Building Council Established

The Southern Utah Home Builders Association is excited to announce the establishment of the Southwest Green Build Council in affiliation with the National Green Building Certification Program. With the arrival of the “green movement,” there were many questions arising. What is green building really? If I install triple pane windows, is my house now considered… Read More

Being Energy Minded At Home with… Gary & Linda Wood

by Brian Passey, Saint George Magazine As a former high school physics teacher, Gary Wood knew he wanted green elements in the Kayenta home he built with his wife, Linda, in 2008. “I understand energy and how it works,” he says. “I like the idea of being on the cutting edge of science.” Gary says… Read More

Some Reasons To Consider A Green Home

There are many reasons for owning or purchasing a green home… OPERATING COSTS The technologies and practices required to build a green home to certain criteria may result in lower costs to operate the home. Energy-efficient appliances, lighting systems, and HVAC equipment result in lower energy consumption compared to other models. Using less water through… Read More

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps

Like standard air-source heat pumps, mini splits have two main components: an outdoor compressor/condenser, and an indoor air-handling unit. A conduit, which houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, and a condensate drain, links the outdoor and indoor units. The main advantages of mini splits are their small size and flexibility for zoning or… Read More