10/23/2013 (press release: MonaghanComms) // Denver, CO, United States // Elisabeth Monaghan
Veteran residential and plumbing-based product developer Doug Lenberg has launched Real Green Building Systems (RGBS), a consulting firm, that provides an energy and water conservation approach to homebuilding.
While researching an integrated Plumbing-Based Fire Suppression System (PBFSS) for residential developers and builders, New Mexico native Doug Lenberg discovered not only could he package a PBFSS that would protect homes from fire damage, but it also could serve as a baseline for a fully-integrated “green” system for residential building.
“After 30 years experience in the plumbing and building supply industries, I saw too many people lose everything on account of home fires.” said Lenberg “I wanted to find a simple low-cost method to protect homeowners, as well as firefighters, from fire danger. What began with packaging a plumbing-based fire suppression system has since led to a holistic approach that combines water conservation, energy conservation and renewable energy technologies, at a price that is affordable to builders and homebuyers.”
Working with KOZI Homes in Farmington, New Mexico, Lenberg built a “proof-of-concept” home in 2009. Today, there are 12 RGBS homes, costing an average of $99 per square foot to build.
“We plan to build our next home near or in Denver, Colorado,” said Lenberg. “Today we are happy to say that this is no longer a good idea; it is a reality that provides all parties significant cost reductions in a market where sustainable energy-efficient homes are no longer unattainable for the average homebuyer.”
About Real Green Building Systems
Established in 2008 by longtime plumbing and building material developer Doug Lenberg, RGBS works with architects, builders, municipalities and community leaders to provide an integrated system of water conservation, energy conservation and renewable energy technologies creating affordable proactive, passive (not passive solar) homes. The RGBS approach results in minimal energy and water usage for heating and cooling the home. For more information visit http://www.RGBSonline.com.