We believe in building green

“We believe in building green so our clients can live green” – so goes the mantra for sustainability that has inspired Desert Star Construction since 1978. When you decide to build a sustainable custom home or commercial property, there are a wide variety of green building standards, tools and programs to consider. Together with our partners who are experts in solar, sustainable materials, high-efficiency equipment and green building processes, we’ll deliver the knowledge and experience to effectively guide you through every consideration of sustainable green building.

A Holistic Approach

Our aim at DSC is to make green building procedures as easy for you as they are rewarding. Sustainability is a holistic approach where every aspect of your home’s creation is diligently taken into account to ensure optimal efficiency. Your designated Sustainability Manager will sit down with you to discuss your options and the benefits of building sustainability into your home. We will consider every phase of construction and complete a preliminary viewing of your home’s design to ensure every detail complies with the highest of green building standards.

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Desert Star Construction’s is the first custom home builder in Arizona to employ a LEED for Homes Accredited Professional. With that expertise and the support of our incredible clients, we built the first Net Zero custom residence in Scottsdale, AZ, the first LEED for Homes residence with geothermal heating and cooling technology in Silverleaf, AZ, and the first LEED for Homes residence in Paradise Valley, AZ. This unrelenting standard to achieve excellence with each and every project means our homes are at least 58% more efficient out the gate. We look forward to utilizing this expertise for the optimization of building your home.


In the commercial sector, DSC delivers highly efficient strategies that can reduce or eliminate your commercial property’s electric bills and decrease water use by 50 percent or more. A member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), we strive to continually educate our team and clients on ways to reduce our environmental impact and help you stay at the forefront of the rapidly advancing green industry. Contact Team DSC® to learn how your commercial project can benefit from an advanced sustainability program.

“Desert Star Construction not only understood that vision, but empowered us to go beyond by introducing sustainable building practices and proposing the LEED Certification early in the process. While managing a host of subcontractors and adhering to a very aggressive six-month construction schedule, Team DSC® was diligent in its applications of environmentally sensitive strategies.”

What is the HERS Index?

The RESNET HERS Index® is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. The HERS or Home Energy Rating System is the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. Team DSC® utilizes this important tool to ensure the highest standard of sustainability is reached for each home we build.

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