Monthly Archives: June 2008

Progress Update on the Green House

Revolutionary Green Pesticide SolutionNorthwest Exterminating visited the Brock Built Green House on June 18 to pretreat the house for termites. This step is definitely a necessity in the homebuilding process as it prevents termites from doing damage to the house. Since they were volunteering their work on the Green House, which is to be built to green standards, Northwest Exterminating used a green solution when spraying the house. NorPest Green is a unique pest control method from Northwest Exterminating that specifically targets insects, but is a green solution of plant essential oils that are both family and pet friendly. With the revolutionary green alternative Continue reading

Homeowners Turn to Energy Efficient Remodeling Tactics

The National Association of Home Builders recently conducted a survey with results suggesting a rise in the popularity of green and energy efficient remodeling. Many of you are feeling the effects of the rising gas and energy costs, so to help balance out these expenses, many homeowners are turning to remodelers for money-saving suggestions. The results of the survey show 33% of remodelers report that they are increasingly called on to improve the energy efficiency of their client’s homes. The following is a list of the most popular energy-efficient products for remodelers:

  • Windows–73% of surveyed remodelers installed more energy-efficient windows that are insulated to prevent outdoor heat exchange.
  • Insulation–65% made upgrades such as insulation replacement and spraying foam or fiber insulation into enclosed walls and roof cavities, while 27% insulated foundations and 52% installed insulated exterior doors.
  • High-efficiency HVAC systems (56%)
  • High-efficiency kitchen appliances (47%)
  • Water-saving faucets and fixtures (46%)

Bricking Has Started on the Green House

Last Monday, June 16, NoBrick Stoop Work on the Green Houserth Georgia Brick started the brick stoop work for Brock Built’s Green House. The slab work was completed on June 11, and North Georgia Brick seized the opportunity to deliver their bricks and get to work. North Georgia Brick is approaching its 25th anniversary, and in that time the company has become one of the leading brick distributors in the United States! The primary service area is in metro Atlanta, and the company contributes its nation success and continued growth to their unwavering commitment to meeting the needs of the customer. For the Green House, North Georgia Brick donated their time and product to help construct this amazing community service product. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Brock Built cannot thank you enough for your contribution to this great cause that benefits the environment as well as one of Atlanta’s greatest non-profit organization. It’s not long now before this green built house is open for tours!

Robert Bowden Inc. Contributes to Green House

Atlanta Green House

This week Robert Bowden Inc. (RBI) completed the siding as well as the window and door installation on the Atlanta Green House. RBI is a wholesale building material supply company out of Marietta, Georgia that has won several industry related awards not only for their products, but also for customer service and workmanship. RBI often installs their products as well, like they did for the Green Home in Atlanta. Nichiha Siding was used on the home. Nichiha opened a new green concrete fiber cement manufacturing plant last November in Macon. This plant features an on-site water treatment and reuse system and also recycles all scrap cement that they produce making this company an obvious choice for use in the Green House. The windows and doors are also energy efficient and will help reduce monthly bills. The Green House will be auctioned off this fall and all the proceeds from the sale will go to Children’s Health Care of Atlanta.

Green Built Condos Throwing a Party

eon at LindbKitchen of the Modelergh, a community featuring new Atlanta condos that are EarthCraft certified, is celebrating the opening of the development with a fantastic, green party. On Saturday, June 28, starting at noon and partying until 5:00, interested homebuyers, community locals and anyone that wants to spend a summer day at a great street party is invited to come. Please RSVP at 404-846-2208 if you are planning to attend. The event is hosted by 92.9 Dave FM, meaning exceptional music will be filling the street all afternoon. In addition to great music, there will be plenty of food and beverages on hand as well as a prize wheel. And don’t think this event is not for the kids because there will be many activities throughout the day that they will love – like face painting and an inflatable bouncer. There will be tours of the decorated model homes at eon and attendees will also be able to view the fabulous amenities found at the green development. So if you are in the market for EarthCraft certified new homes, this is a prime opportunity Continue reading

Randal Lowe Enterprises Installs Plumbing

Plumbing installation has begun and is well underway at the Brock Built Green House. Thanks to Randal Lowe Enterprises, the homeowners of this extraordinary project will have an impeccable plumbing system that promotes green living. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is extremely thankful to Randal Lowe Enterprises for donating their time and expertise. It’s so great to see this amazing community service project come along so quickly and effectively. Atlanta homebuilding professionals have really come together together to make this home a reality. Great Job!

Green House Moving Right Along

going-green-080609-spence-hvac.JPGSpence Heating and Air, Inc. completed the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ducts) for Atanta’s Green House yesterday. The team chose EnergyStar heating and cooling systems from Lenox in order to keep with the green building standard. These great products can reduce heating costs by 40% and cooling costs by as much as 60%! Not only will they save the lucky homeowner who buys this Green House money on their monthly bills, but they are also great for our environment. The Environmental Protection going-green-hvac-install-080610-3.JPGAgency (EPA) even states that if just one in ten households installs these energy efficient HVACs , that over 17 billion pounds of pollution will be kept out of our air! A special thanks to Spence Heating and Air, Inc. for all of their hard work. Spence Heating and Air is out of Snellville and was founded in 1954. They perform efficient and high quality work and are happy to learn more about green products and take part in the Going Green Project.

JAR Contruction Does Framing on Green House

1-going-green-080604.JPGAs you can see progress is taking huge strides forward in the development of the Green House. JAR Construction has generously donated their time and effort towards the completion of the Atlanta community service project. With the framing almost complete, you can really get a visual as to what the house is going to look like. This is going to be a fantastic home for a great family. Just look at the lot – the house backs up to beautiful wooded area, resulting in exquisite natural views.

2-going-green-080604.JPGIf this looks like a home you can imagine yourself living in, remember that all of the proceeds from the purchase of this house benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Thank you JAR Construction for offering such a tremendous helping hand.

Green House Foundation is Done!

Pouring the Foundation on the Brock Built Green HouseAtlanta’s most exciting green building project is one step closer to completion as Thomas Concrete and Blaine Aldridge have poured the foundation. Here at Green Built Blog, we love to give you construction updates on the Brock Built Green House because Atlanta is proud of these vendors and sponsors that are working so hard to raise money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. We expect to see many milestones passed throughout these summer months as we work hard to keep the anticipated September completion date.

Pouring FoundationWith the foundation done, we can move on to more fun and exciting construction phases, like putting up the frame. The upcoming construction will really help us be able to see the house come together and learn exactly what steps need to be taken to make a house environmentally-friendly. Hopefully many Atlanta homebuilders, and national homebuilders for that matter, will see that it is not too expensive to make green building choices when building new homes and that the advantages are limitless.