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The Whole "GREEN-BUILT" Package

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Maybe it was the ready-to-plant south-facing (organic?) garden within a hop-skip-and-jump of that Green Builder's  door that asheville green home new constructiondid it!

When I visited this remarkable home, (see photos to left and right) suddenly, for the second time this week,  Grandma's sage advice came to mind:  

 "Get Your Greens!"

 

Scenario: Board members of NLJ's site visit to evaluate a new "green-built"  construction here in Asheville, NC.  So, in this case, "get your greens" refers to a whole "green-built' package (not just the veggies, though the plot laid out for an organic vegetable garden in the photo above makes me want to dig right in! ) 

The Whole "GREEN-BUILT" Package: Not only is the home sited to maximize the wild-forever feeling in an urban environment (it backs up to acres and acres of undisturbed land where wildlife enjoys sanctuary, but is within walking distance of the bakery in West Asheville)  but this new Green-Built  construction offers solar panels, and numerous energy efficient factors and uses healthy,  non-toxic materials.

recylded heart pine floors in new Asheville GREEN home

 

Personally, I am enamored with the soft-glow finish on the recycled heart pine  floors.

 (see photo to left)

 

Throughout  this Green Builder's home, we saw the consistent practice of using materials gleaned and carefully restored ...Recyclable is a theme here. We're talking sustainable!

One "stand-out" for  me is the use of passive solar features. passive solar uses


Here's an example--this load- bearing wall warmed by the sun and sharing that warmth in the most attractive way.

 

 So I am excited about the possibilities and the positive impact happening in terms of green building(and remodeling) here in Asheville and across the country.

 Someone mentioned the other day that most folks think that green-built structures remind them of a dentist's office...ugly and painful...so here's a challenge for you, readers...

Possibly find a green-built  home in your neighborhood. Take a look and judge for yourself. Tell me if  that "green-built"  is not only GREEN...sustainable ....and worthy of your consideration....but, like this home,  is absolutely charming to see ......and let me know what you think.

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Hi janeAnne, 

I think the home is adorable!  I heard the same thing from folks over the weekend and so I am inspired to start a video series showing to show people what green can look like. 

That home is amazing!  Great design!  You know, I heard the other day that in..can't remember the European country, designers and architects choose materials that can be reused or recycled after the lifetime of the home in 50-100 years.  Talk about forward thinking!  The theme of recyclable reminded me of that one.

Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP (thredUP.com) over 10 years ago

Asheville is one of my favorite quaint little southern towns. I always have the best meals when I visit. I run my home off of solar power here in Colorado. Right now I wishing that my system was also capable of harvesting the wind. 

Off the Grid in Park County is magical.

Posted by Sabrina Kelley, Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Stephanie~ 

Just found your comment! Thanks for reviewing this green-built home with me. I have to say that, like you, I am enamored! The idea that it is adorable (as you say) and also sustainable really is exciting.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

Sabrina~ 

I can hardly wait to her more from you about your use of alternative/renewable energy. I am wondering how the real estate community in your neck o' the woods responds to green-built structures, as well...let me know =)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

Personally?...Well, I am excited about the possibilities and the positive impact happening in terms of green building(and remodeling) here in Asheville and across the country.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 10 years ago

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