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Atlanta Home Builder Caters To Growing Energy-Efficient Buyer Segment

homes for sale in Gwinnett CountyAccording to the latest Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors, homebuyers are thinking green when it comes to their new home purchase decision. This year’s top priorities for those purchasing a new home included heating and cooling costs, energy-efficient appliances and energy-efficient lighting.

Atlanta home builder Smith Douglas Communities has developed building practices that maximize energy performance for all of its homes. Green features of the builder’s metro Atlanta homes include two-zoned HVAC systems with thermostats for each floor (in two-story homes), low E windows, house wrap, steel insulated high efficiency front and rear doors, 50 gallon electric water heaters and high efficiency insulation.

In addition to building green, Smith Douglas also offers award-winning floor plans designed to meet the needs of today’s buyer. Each home is loaded with features and finishes such as granite countertops and vaulted ceilings in the bedrooms, while also offering buyers the opportunity to customize the plan to include additional layout options. Plus, each Smith Douglas home comes with a 2-10 Home Buyer’s Warranty for added peace of mind.

With more than five communities of Canton and Woodstock GA homes in Cherokee County and another 13 communities of metro Atlanta homes in Forsyth, Gwinnett, Henry and Paulding Counties, homebuyers are sure to find a location convenient to where they live, work and play, an additional key factor among buying decisions.

To learn more about Smith Douglas’ new homes and communities, call 770-485-7086.

Green Atlanta Home Builder Uses Family Farm as Natural Resource

green Atlanta home builderWhen it comes to buying an energy-efficient new home in Atlanta, you want to choose a builder you can trust. Many builders say they can build you a green home, but finding one that actually encompasses earth-friendly qualities in their everyday lives is rare. Brock Built’s dedication to not only building green, but also living green is what makes them stand apart.

In fact, when you purchase a Brock Built home, you can rest assured that all of the natural stone in your new place came from Fox Mountain, which is located on the Brock family farm. The stone is harvested from their property, sifted and carried by dump truck back to Atlanta. Then, their on-site masons hand chisel the stone to make sure every single piece is a unique work of art. Once they are done, the stone is then ready to be used in fireplaces, firepits, home exteriors, landscaping boulders and retaining walls.

In addition to gathering all of their natural stone from the property, the farm is also run completely on solar power. Their solar energy system uses a series of panels to send the energy the home and well require to batteries. And, all of the home’s water is heated through tankless water heaters, which are more efficient in terms of energy and money.

Being committed to an eco-friendly lifestyle is just part of what makes this Atlanta home builder‘s GreenSmart program stand out from others like it. All of their homes are built to high standards for energy efficiency, and they include features such as radiant barrier roofing, spray-on fiberglass insulation, house wrap, high efficiency light bulbs, ENERGY STAR appliances and 14 Seer A/C units.

To learn more about Brock Built’s communities of Atlanta new homes and their GreenSmart program, visit the Brock Built website.

Atlanta Home Builder Improves GreenSmart Program

Atlanta new homesPantone, the world’s color authority for almost 50 years, recently declared 2013 the year of Emerald green. Brock Built, your trusted Atlanta home builder for more than 25 years, also offers our own shade of green for 2013 with our GreenSmart® program.

The GreenSmart program was designed in order to help our homeowners save energy and money. Currently, buildings consume 40 percent of all energy in the United States, but our homes built under the comprehensive GreenSmart program consume significantly less.

Recently, we updated our program to enhance energy savings even more. Before, we offered buyers the option of several different types of insulation including Batt and Blown Fiberglass insulations. Now, however, we are proud to exclusively use Cellulose insulation in our homes. This product is made purely from recycled newspapers and other paper sources, which means it is inherently more environmentally friendly. Additional benefits include decreased air infiltration, increased noise reduction, superior mold control and a higher fire safety rating.

In addition to Cellulose insulation, our GreenSmart program also includes Radiant Barrier Roofing, House Wrap, spray foam air barriers, air sealing, low flow plumbing fixtures, 14 Seer A/C units, high efficiency light bulbs and ENERGY STAR appliances, all of which are tested by third party.

So, while you make preparations to deck out your space with Emerald in 2013, you should also consider taking your dedication to green to the next level by purchasing a GreenSmart Atlanta new home from Brock Built.

Atlanta Home Builder Offers Home Care Tips

Atlanta home builder Traton HomesIt’s officially spring which means it’s time for a little cleaning, and Atlanta home builder, Traton Homes, has some spring home care tips to help you get on your way.

Your home has missed out on a little TLC over the winter. While others may tell you to dust your baseboards and wash all of your curtains to give your home the love it needs, Traton Homes has some things that you should be doing to your home that you may not even be thinking about to keep it performing at its best. Below are a few suggestions.

Inspect your air conditioner: The last thing you want to do is to try to turn on the A/C on the first day that the heat has become too unbearable to keep the air off any longer and find that it’s not working. Call a qualified HVAC contractor now to make sure your system is running efficiently.

Check your water heater: This is another major appliance that you don’t want to go out. If your unit is older than five years, then check the bottom for any leaking or rusting. If you find any, then it’s probably time to replace the unit.

Check for leaky window sills: Once you do turn on your A/C, you don’t want all that cool air to leak outside. Check your window sills, door sill and thresholds for cracks, replace your weather stripping and caulk the edges.

Traton Homes is a metro Atlanta home builder that has been building quality new homes for more than 40 years.

For more information, visit http://www.TratonHomes.com.