Black Mountain green home gets gold rating

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From a press release:

Brookstone Builders, a Black Mountain and Asheville area builder with a reputation for creative, quality craftsmanship, was recently awarded a gold level rating by Green Built North Carolina for a new construction “Green Built” home at 321 Circle Lane in Black Mountain. This is Brookstone Builder’s second Green Built home; the first house, also in Black Mountain, was awarded a silver rating. Only 15% of the 600 Green Built homes in North Carolina have been awarded at the gold level.

“Although building a Green Built home involves extra expenses upfront, customers reap long-term benefits such as financial savings on reduced utility bills and a much smaller carbon footprint,” explains Brookstone Builder Owner Richard King. “We worked with homeowners Dan Hansen and Evan Page on the design and construction of this house, explaining all the benefits of green building along the way.”

The contemporary-traditional home is 1400 square feet and features a designer kitchen, wrap-around porch, and custom details throughout. The master is on the main level with two additional bedrooms and bath on the second level. The sustainable design of the home includes:

Radiant heat flooring, which is more efficient than a traditional forced-air furnace and allows for a cleaner environment without stirring up dust and recycled air.
Low-E Windows with exceptional energy efficiency.
Eco Timber Wood floors on the first level, made from recycled furniture scraps offer sustainability and beauty with oranges, red and grays in the woven strands of Poplar wood.
Upstairs floors made with Tiger Bamboo, fast-growing and easy to replant and replenish.
Exterior siding consists of durable and sustainable cement board and stone. Cedar shake accent pieces provide contrast and a craftsman look.
2×6 wall framing with spray-foam insulation provides the highest quality heat retention.
Superior Walls for the foundation are a precast concrete wall made with a 5000 psi concrete which is impermeable to water.
Foam Insulation throughout the basement and main house exceeds code.
Panasonic WhisperGreen exhaust fans with energy efficient motors provide ventilation throughout the house.
Formaldehyde-free products.
Wall mounted, dual flush toilets that use minimal water and are easy to clean.
Walking proximity to downtown Black Mountain and Lake Tomahawk.

A third party inspection company tests “Green Built” homes using an extensive checklist to determine the requirements are met and rates it in one of four levels of qualification – bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Currently, 75% of the Green Built homes in NC are located in Buncombe County, with 100-125 new homes built each year.

For more information about Brookstone Builders, visit www.brookstonebuildersnc.com or contact Richard King at rk@brookstonebuildersnc.com. For more information about Green Built North Carolina and Healthy Built homes, visit http://www.wncgbc.org/healthybuilt/.

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