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Old 08-20-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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Moderator cut: tos violation . Does anyone own a home built by them? Does anyone know of any other efficient home builders or homes that are built "green"?

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Old 08-20-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Some builders will say they are "Green" builders or energy star effecient but do your research.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:05 PM
 
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They only way you can really compare "green" is to look at the materials.

For energy efficiency you need at insulation (especially sealing around doors and windows preferably with a spray insulation). Type of water heater etc

They could through in an energy star microwave and call themselves green
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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I know in the Salisbury area Alfred C. Wilson Construction Company is about as green as they get. A person I know had a house built by him and all the waste for a new construction home fit in the back of one pickup truck. Compare that to the dumpsters you normally see leaving a jobsite. He also does passive solar and a number of design considerations before construction even begins.

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Old 08-20-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Check out these in the Midwood/NoDa area.
MyGreen15 - Plaza Midwood New Homes (http://www.mygreen15.com/index.cfm - broken link)
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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There was a development near downtown called celedon that was promoting itself as a "green" development. Not sure where that project is at. I think the website was Celadon - Charlotte, NC
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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I'm looking into buy a Centex home and they are promoting themselves as energy efficient.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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a lot of builders say they are energy star efficient. I think the OP wanted a true environmentally friendly home.
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:52 PM
 
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MI homes in Berewick build "green" homes. And Shea homes in Audubon Lakes does as well. We looked into those because our bank offers a great rate for green homes
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Between Belmont & Cramerton, North Carolina
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I am looking at new homes in the Charlotte area and I was wondering if anyone knew anything about efficient homes? and I have heard very good things about them. Does anyone own a home built by them? Does anyone know of any other efficient home builders or homes that are built "green"?
First of all: Great to hear that there are more people who are interested in living a sustainable life. Unfortunately, there aren't many true green builders in NC. When you want a real green home, the only way to make sure it is not just energy efficient is to look for builders who build LEED certified homes: USGBC: U.S. Green Building Council

I found this article about a family in CLT who is building/renovating a LEED certified house: Making a home in a green house - Charlotte Business Journal:

Don't let the builders fool you by "energy efficient" or other empty phrases. An energy star certified fridge is all they need to make that claim.

Good luck

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