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.
There are many ecological benefits to purchasing a new green built home, but even more enticing may be the ecological benefits associated with the energy efficient home. By incorporating energy management into your new home, you will permanently decrease your monthly energy bill. There is no way you haven’t noticed the drastic increase in prices recently – and I don’t just mean gas and energy, but also groceries, movies, doctor’s appointments, school field trips, clothes, everything! The times have come where you need to start saving money any way that you can, and by purchasing a home with “energy amenities,” you are taking a step in the right direction.
Statistics report that the average U.S. residential electricity prices will rise approximately 3.7 % this year and another 3.6% next year – that’s almost 10% in a two year period. It also doesn’t help that the demand for electricity is expected to increase 40% in the next 25 years. Basic economics tells us when the demand for a product is greater than the supply, prices will drastically increase. Continue reading