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Eco Friendly Home Building

Home building today is vastly different than it was thirty years ago. Better building codes, health standards and materials produce houses with greater energy efficiency and comfort. Many new home builders today concentrate more on green or eco-friendly materials, better building techniques and using recycled and sustainable materials. Re- using building materials saves the energy involved in manufacturing new ones. It also keeps serviceable items out of the landfills. Sometimes an item can be cleaned, refurbished and placed into use such as a stove; other items find new life as something else. A great example of this is using reclaimed flooring, roofing and wall studs to build new furniture.

The Use of Greener Materials in Building

Materials such as bamboo or cork flooring, stone countertops and carpeting made with natural fibers are leading the way. Wood harvested from certified eco- friendly growing and harvesting methods are chosen over other products. Energy saving appliances help lower bills for the consumer. Energy Star certified appliances are available for nearly every room. Air conditioners, bathroom vents, refrigerators, digital thermostats, washing machines and more carry the certification. Water saving toilets, shower heads, faucets, landscape watering systems and more help to both lower water and energy bills. New construction techniques offer stronger buildings while using less materials overall. For example, using 2-by-6’s for wall framing allows more space for insulation and a stronger wall. Double- wall construction allows even more space for insulation and uses less overall materials. Insulation in energy efficient building has become an exciting field of builder’s specialties. Products with high R-values, made from sustainable materials and affordability allow homeowners to have the most efficient homes ever. Reflective barriers in the attic reflect the UV rays of the sun and keep the attic cooler. Spray foam insulation provides high R-values, has no leaks and will not absorb water, allow mold growth or compress like fiberglass.

Efficiency within New Systems

HVAC systems today are far more energy efficient than just ten years ago. Units are available with SEER ratings up to 24; far above the current building code requirement of 13. New units are on the market today that hook up to solar panels. This reduces the energy bill by up to 60 percent. Builders who focus on energy efficiency and sustainable products are high in demand. Homeowners wanting to remodel, renovate or build new homes are seeking builders with the skills and techniques to give them an energy efficient home. Many are willing to be placed on waiting lists in order to work with green and eco- friendly builders.

 

Featured Home Building Listings

Brown Well Supply

Brown Well Supply

121 N. Salisbury Ave GQ
Salisbury, NC, 28146

Brown Well Supply provides expert well drilling and well repair at affordable prices. Our team of experienced technicians will take a look at your situation and determine the best course of action to take.

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Carolina Contracting & Investments

Carolina Contracting & Investments

1800 Camden Rd #107
Charlotte, NC, 28203

At Carolina Contracting & Investments Inc., we bring a whole new approach to the contracting business. We have introduced the open book/cost plus type of construction to the region for new construction and remodeling projects that brings a whole new level of transparency to the industry.

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Carolina Crawlspace Pros

Carolina Crawlspace Pros

15720 Brixham Hill Ave
#300
Charlotte, NC, 28277

Carolina Crawlspace Pros has over 25 years’ experience in the industry. We pride ourselves on being local to the Carolinas and bring that personal touch to every job.Controlling humidity is essential in the battle against mold. Carolina Crawlspace Pros use the industry’s leading products to protect the health of your home.

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Charlotte Dumpster Service

Charlotte Dumpster Service

10006 Arbor Dale Ave.
Charlotte, NC, 28215

We have a vast supply of dumpsters of different sizes, so there is always something ready to accommodate your needs. Roofers, landscapers and cleanup crews can all take advantage of our service. Renting dumpsters is what we do at Charlotte Dumpster Rental, but we pride our business on top quality. That means getting our customers exactly what they need when they need it. We have enabled dumpster rental in Charlotte, NC, to take on a whole new meaning.

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Kitchen N Bath Visions

Kitchen N Bath Visions

4422 Raney Way
Charlotte, NC, 28205

KITCHEN N BATH VISIONS began over 13 years ago in the Charlotte, North Carolina area by owner Fred Begley. Fred, along with the expert team at VISIONS, focus on gorgeous custom kitchen and bathroom remodeling services. We pride ourselves on remodeling designs with the customer in mind.

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Neighborhood Garage Door

Neighborhood Garage Door

8201 Arrowridge Boulevard
Suite 204
Charlotte, NC, 28273

Neighborhood Garage Door "The Original" values its customers, which is why we offer regular specials in addition to our already affordable prices. These specials apply to both our garage door services and products. Check out our specials page or contact us for more information on our excellent deals and services.

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Palmetto Outdoor Solutions

Palmetto Outdoor Solutions

4511 Reamer Ave
Columbia, SC, 29206

Palmetto Outdoor Solutions is your one and only choice for roof repair and roof installation in Rock Hill. Our team of experienced and licensed roofers also specialize in installing seamless gutters. Whether you are a homeowner or business owner, Palmetto Outdoor Solutions can put an end to all of your roofing problems with affordable prices and top-quality workmanship.

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Rose Roofing

Rose Roofing

7221 Lea Wood Lane
Mint Hill, NC, 28227

We have more than 21 years of experience roofing across Charlotte NC areas and beyond, providing reliably solid installation and repairs of shingle and flat roofs for homeowners and commercial clients. In that time, we have earned an ever-growing number of satisfied customers throughout the Charlotte area, from Albemarle to Waxhaw.

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Tree Works

Tree Works

2505 Oak Spring Rd
Matthews, NC, 28104

Tree Works provides all different types of tree services in Charlotte, NC and the neighboring areas. Charlotte residents can expect top-quality workmanship with affordable prices when they choose Tree Works. We are staffed with a team of fully-trained and experienced technicians who take the time to make sure each job is done right.

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Additional Home Building Listings

Green Ridge Builders, LLC

10145 Bear Run
Doylestown, OH, 44230

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Curtis Home Builders

1995 Chaneyville Road
Owings, MD, 20736

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Dr. Energy Saver Long Island

390 Middle Country Road P.O Box 899
Middle Island, NY, 11953

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Southern Valley Services, LLC

14647 Cambridge Lane
Suite E
Athens, AL, 35613

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