Dorn Homes believes that the air you breathe in your home should be clean and clear of dangerous chemicals and allergens. The Organic Home™ promise combines Exclusive Building Science and state-of-the-art features that provide a safe and healthy indoor environment for you, your family, and your pets. Creating balance in life is important, so too in building your home. Using whole home ventilation systems, low or no VOC materials, and healthy home building techniques, Dorn Homes has pioneered a holistic system to create The Organic Home™. We care about you, and offer you peace of mind knowing that your house was built the way it should be.
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Efficient Air Filtration
A MERV 10 Air Filter is used to filter out microscopic particles such as dust, auto emissions, mold spores, hair spray, pollen, and pet dander.
Blown Cellulose Insulation
The Organic Home uses recycled blown cellulose insulation.
Mold and Mildew Prevention
Exhaust fans in bathroom and laundry area reduce growth by venting the moisture to the outside
Rain Gutters & Drainage Grading
Directs all rainwater away from your
home, reducing the chance for mold
and mildew to form in your walls or
around the foundation.
Reduces the amount of dust and
outdoor allergens that leak into
your ventilation system
Non-Toxic Building Materials
Many construction materials (including
carpet, cabinets, and paint) are created
using Volatile Organic Compounds
(VOCs). These products emit toxic
chemicals. We minimize or eliminate
the emission of harmful VOCs (Volatile
Organic Compounds) using low or no
VOC paint, adhesives, cabinets
Sealed Entry Points
Pests in your home leave behind
residue that is a trigger for allergies
Living Spaces Sealed From Garage
A tight seal between your garage and living
spaces, keeping auto and other fumes
out of the home
Insulated & SealedPost-Tension Foundation
Prevent cracks and reduce the leakage of harmful gasses through the foundation
Hard Surface Flooring
Minimizing the amount of dust and
pollen trapped within your home.
Appliances Fully Vented to Outside
Prevents carbon monoxide leaks
into the home
State-of-the-art cooling coils provide
protection against mold and mildew growth.
Weatherproofed Window and Doors
Frames sealed with non-toxic sealant.
LED Light Bulbs
Preventing the emission of
hazardous fumes if broken.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Throughout the home to warn you
Whole Home Ventilation
The AprilAire Exchange system expels
stagnant air, and replaces it with
filtered, temperature controlled
Free of Construction Debris
All of our homes are thoroughly cleaned a minimum of
four times throughout the construction process
Phoenix Business Journal
By Mike Sunnucks
An Arizona home builder is incorporating an “organic home” concept as part of its designs and subdivisions.
Prescott-based Dorn Homes touts its organic homes as offering healthy indoor environments for people, pets, as well as allergy and asthma sufferers. They are being offered as part of designs and floor plans at Dorn developments in northern Arizona.
By Rita Carey-Rubin.
Here’s a remarkable statistic: according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), most American adults spend a whopping 87% of their time indoors. Another 6% is spent riding or idling in cars, leaving only 7% of our days open for outdoor activities. Because we spend so much of our lives indoors, we risk exposure to unhealthy levels of toxic chemicals, mold, mildew, and other types of air pollution, even in our own homes.