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Park House: Sustainable and comfortable living in a small space

Owner: Doug Sandberg Architect: Sandberg Architecture, http://parkhouseconstruction.blogspot.com Building Use: Single-family home Floor Area: 2600 square feet, including basement & garage Number of Floors: 2 + basement/garage split level 6728 North Seeley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60645 By Katherine Darnstadt “No way!” That was the initial response from architect Doug Sandberg when his wife Catherine first mentioned an available 18-foot-wide infill lot as the [...]

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Quail Run Community Adds Energy Efficient Features

Greater Valley Group has taken initiative when it comes to making their homes more energy efficient.

Currently the developer is building several new communities near the West Point, Ga. Kia plant. The Quail Run community has added two standard green features into their master-planned community.

Cellulose Insulation: Cellulose is a great, environmentally friendly material. This product is green from the beginning by using recycled newspaper and phone books as raw materials. The output of pollution is negligible and provides minor, if any, irritation during installation. Cellulose installation is available in many forms, but all are extremely eco-friendly.

Energy Star Whirlpool Appliances: Whirlpool has been committed to the Energy Star program since 1998 and has been honored multiple times for being a socially responsible company. They have a range of Energy Star Appliances, most popular though are the dishwashers and refrigerators.

GVG’s Quail Run community is truly beautiful and exemplifies Southern charm. If you are interested in learning more about these homes, visit www.gvghome.com.

Cellulose Insulation Used in Green House

Better Blown Insulation installed an eco-friendly cotton insulation, versus the traditional fiberglass insulation, in the Atlanta Green Home. This particular type of insulation was made from cellulose which reduces the irritation to skin, as well as to the nose and throat. The cellulose insulation was put in the Green House because it is made from 85% recycled paper fiber and is a high efficiency thermal product. This means that the insulation will hold more heat in the house so that the home will use less energy to keep the home at a comfortable temperature year-round. Continue reading