Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficient Homes in Northeast Ohio

At Danmark Design+Construction, we specialize in designing and building some of the most beautiful energy efficient homes in Northeast Ohio. Many of our homes are 100% energy star tested and approved. Our focus is on all aspects of energy efficiency in the building process providing your family with superior comfort and lower utility cost. We guarantee that your new home will be built to leading industry standards in energy efficiency, from the carefully selected sustainable products we use, to the thoughtful planning of your design.

Green Homes:

Energy efficiency isn’t simply a trend. It’s a way of living a balanced life, taking care of your environment and living on fewer resources. Our energy efficient homes are a staple of our business because most home builders don’t specialize in this type of work, especially home builders in Ohio.

Danmark Homes have a complete thermal enclosure system with air sealing, quality insulation and high-performance windows.

Danmark Homes have a complete heating and cooling system that are engineered to deliver better moisture control and improve indoor air quality.

Danmark Homes have a complete water management system to protect roofs, walls and foundations from water damage.

Danmark Homes have efficient lighting and appliances that are all energy-star rated to reduce power consumption while not compromising on performance.

We are proud to offer new homes that are ENERGY STAR® approved. ENERGY STAR®qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Our ENERGY STAR® qualified new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR® energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for you.

There are so many reasons why ENERGY STAR® certified homes are a wise option.

One of our recent homes scored two times below the national new home energy rating on the E-Scale, HERS. The Home Energy Efficiency Rating System is recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. EPA.

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) in Ohio

Danmark Design+Construction is a leader in building with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) in northeast Ohio with more than 15 years building ICF homes and commercial projects. ICF’s are walls made of concrete, which is poured into foam insulation blocks (which look like huge legos), and they are much sturdier and more energy efficient than typical stick framed buildings.

Homes and buildings with ICF’s are more comfortable, more sound proof, more leak proof, and simply more cost effective. We no longer must put up with those leaky areas of our homes that let allergens in and our heat or a/c (and thus our money) out.


“The decision to build a home with insulating concrete forms was not a difficult one for Bill Hahn who is relying on Danmark’s expertise to build his ICF home…’This is a much better building method if you ask me,’ Hahn said. The entire project is a microcosm of what is happening in construction, telling the tale of why a building method that has been around for the better part of four decades just now seems to be picking up the necessary momentum to make the jump from niche to mainstream.”

“The benefits of ICF structures are obvious, and if the idea catches fire, it will be plastic, not lumber, that provides the backbone for most construction in North America.”

“People like Hahn, who are telling builders they want their homes made with ICF’s are driving growth in the Great Lakes region. Greater demand for storm and fire-resistant, energy-efficient structures – as well as for homes that can withstand seismic activity – is driving ICF housing in places like Florida, Texas and California.” –Matt Griswold, “Building a following: ICFs picking up fans”, Plastics News, May 6, 2007.