Articles in the Green & Eco-Friendly Category
In recent years, green building standards have become more and more popular. Homebuyers hear words like “green building” and “Energy Star”, and often they understand that these are good things, but have not ever heard the specifics of what these mean and the potential benefits. Abigail Homes, one of the great builders at Highland Woods is doing interesting things with green building. We talked with Pete Bean of Abigail Homes to get a better understanding of what green building is, and why it matters. Enjoy the interview below.
What is an “ENERGY STAR” home?
Homes earning the Energy Star rating must meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines. Energy Star homes are at least thirty percent more energy efficient than homes built to the 2003 International Energy Conservation Code. Components of an Energy Star home include effective insulation, high performance windows, tight construction and ducts, high efficiency heating and cooling, as well as …
Sherman Hospital, located just 6 minutes from Highland Woods on Randall Road, offers patients many state-of-the-art features. Opening last December, the 645,000 square-foot hospital provides patients with a bright, open and stress-free healing environment. In addition to a soothing atmosphere, there are many state-of-the-art features for Highland Woods residents to consider:
Private Patient Rooms. There are 225 rooms, all providing patients with the privacy they desire. Many rooms feature large, oversized windows that let in natural light, and over look the 15-acre geothermal lake. Patients have access to a private bathroom and shower in each room, and many rooms are furnished with a sleep sofa or chair for family to stay the night comfortably. On each floor, there is a spacious family lounge, which offers patients’ family members free wireless Internet access as well as complimentary drinks and healthy snacks.
Geothermal Lake. With the help of the energy-producing lake located next to …
Stade Homes are beautifully unique and provide families with the foundation for luxurious living. In addition to being truly gorgeous, Stade Homes are green homes. The builder carries the “Certified Green Professional” and “Certified Graduate Builder” Certification” from the NAHB. These two Certifications give this builder the ability to build your home with energy saving green technology at a cost effective price that will save you money for years to come.
Stade Homes have taken the knowledge gained through 30 years of homebuilding excellence and applied it towards exemplary customer service as well as making the homeowner’s life easier. This is done by exceeding industry standards and utilizing the most innovative technology available.
We spoke with a current Stade Homes homeowner to hear about what makes her home special. Hear what she had to say in the video below.
For more information on how you can live in a custom or semi-custom-built home …