It’s been a while since we’ve highlighted some green features in the Green House, and now that it is open for tours, I think it’s more important you have all of the information. By knowing describing what it is that makes the Green House “green,” you’ll know what to keep your eyes looking for when on your tour.
The Rainharvest Company installed a rain harvest system and water re-use system. These systems will enable the homeowner to reduce their potable water consumption by re-using their laundry and bath water to irrigate the gardens. Capturing rain water will provide supplemental water for irrigation but also enable the homeowner to wash their car or any other outdoor use which they would desire. Continue reading
It won’t be much longer before we have photos of the finished community service project for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, but in the meantime I am going to describe even more green features that went into the construction of the Green House.
The exterior windows are Silverline brand, distributed by Robert Bowden, Inc. Silverline is an ENERGY STAR partner. Their windows reduce solar heat gain and minimize heat loss which keeps homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. A full 100% of any scrap vinyl, glass, aluminum, or cardboard remaining from production is recycled and reused. Continue reading
Brock Built’s Green House is almost at completion, and while we have been periodically giving progress updates, including the green practices, I think it’s time to go into a little more detail as to why this community service project is “The Green House.”
More than being EarthCraft certified and built to the standards of ENERGY Star, green practices have gone into all the details with the Green House. For example, the interior trim, constructed by TLC Mouldings, utilizes MDF moulding. This particular product is an environmentally friendly product because no trees were harvested specifically for its manufacture. In addition, TLC uses materials that are made from sawmill by-products making this a green product as well. Continue reading
Northwest 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
Last Monday, June 16, North 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!
Green is the Buzz from recycling to fuel efficient cars, and Atlanta’s largest intown homebuilder Brock Built is on the leading edge of green building with Going Green – The Green House. This environmentally responsible demonstration home will showcase sustainable design features attainable by the typical Atlanta family.
WSB-TV and Brock Built recently held the project kick off for Going Green – The Green House. This environmentally sensitive home is being constructed at the West Highlands Community (1536 Craftsman Road, Atlanta, GA 30318).
Brock Built, its vendors and suppliers are donating their time and services to build this Continue reading