Juan’s Drywall, Inc. out of Lawrenceville, GA completed the drywall on the Green House last week. With the drywall being completed, the house is really starting to take frame of an actual home. Juan’s Drywall was very excited to volunteer to work on this home because of the charitable donation Brock Built is making with the auction. For those that don’t know, the Atlanta Green House is a home being built on a volunteer basis by Atlanta builders. The house is utilizing (and exceeding) all of the new standards necessary to make the house qualify as a “green home.” Once completed in October, the Green House will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to Children’s Health Care of Atlanta. The great part about this home is not only is it a charitable donation that will help children in Atlanta, but also that it will serve as a great example of respecting our environment for future homes built all over the country. With progress mounting so fast, the dreams of the Atlanta Green House are finally becoming a reality.
Loud Security Systems, Inc. installed a central vacuum system into the Atlanta Green Home. Central vacs make cleaning easier and are more efficient than hand held vacuums. They can also add value to the re-sale value of your home, making them the perfect addition to this unique project. The Atlanta Green Home is making progress every day and is right on schedule to be auctioned off for Children’s Health Care of Atlanta in October. With lots of upgrades and green standards throughout the home, this unique house can serve as a new green standard for new homes all around Georgia! Loud Security Systems, Inc. started as a family business and is passionate about customer service. They always stand behind their products and workmanship and were very excited to be apart of the Green Home.
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
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.
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!
Spence 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 Agency (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.
As 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.
If 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.
Randal Lowe completed the under slab plumbing phase this week, making the completion of the Atlanta Green House one step closer. With this necessary foundation accomplished, builders can now look forward to the next exciting phase that help will make this house a role model for all other homes in Georgia. The Green House is being built by Brock Built and several other Atlanta volunteers in order to showcase the new “green standards” and will be auctioned off sometime in October. All proceeds will go to Children’s Health Care of Atlanta. Although this is an important donation to a great cause, the real gift is a look into the future of green building standards that could help to make our world more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. All eyes are on the Green House and this exciting Atlanta project.