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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Lou Levy Construction Specializes in “Natural” Retrofits

Apr 01, 2012 08:41PM

Lou Levy of Lou Levy Construction has spent 40 years as a master carpenter and building contractor, doing residential and commercial alterations, renovations, additions and new construction. Along the way he has stayed well ahead of the green building curve, focusing on “the design and function of the healthy ecosystem we call home.”      

Levy is trained in Baubiologie, the holistic form of green and natural building, and he has 20 years’ experience in energy-efficient, nontoxic, and passive and active solar applications. He retrofits healthy and eco-friendly applications to projects of any size to mitigate problems like water infiltration and mold; minimize electromagnetic and geomagnetic radiation; and increase energy efficiency with passive solar, radiant heat or a custom whole-house heating system. “A supplemental system can be designed with solar hot water panels and a hot water heater as a backup with radiant floor heat and a thermal mass of a masonry stove,” Levy says. “With a whole-house design, even the oil furnace can be eliminated.”   

With any building project, Lou Levy Construction can use natural and non-toxic materials in the structure’s exterior walls, insulation, roofing, interior finishes and furniture. Levy also pays close attention to aesthetics. “I have an eye for proper design and details, so my projects are known for their high level of craftsmanship,” he says. “I manage projects efficiently, and I guarantee my clients a dust-free living environment during the course of the construction.”

Lou Levy Construction is located in Carmel, NY. For more info call 845.225.7377 or visit LouLevyConstruction.com.