Is your builder a “green” builder?

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Is your builder a “Green” Builder? Is your home not only good for you, but good for the environment? In the Southeast, an aggressive plan called EarthCraft, has been developed as a partnership between the Greater Atlanta Homebuilers and Southface, a non-profit organization.
Based on specific guidelines and on-site testing of each home, builders can earn EarthCraft certifications (see features and benefits) for their available homes. What does this mean to the buyer? Buyers can expect a cleaner, tighter home, and in the long run, can expect a greater return on the sale of their home. In addition, with the new Energy Star (a government certification program) homeowners can expect to see 30% reduction in their energy bills; and thus, they can lower the total cost of owning a home. Did you know, some mortgage lenders even consider this when qualifying you for a loan?
Green building isn’t some “up-and-coming” fad (see Nation’s Building Online News), but it has really taken off in the last year. Monte Hewett Homes of Atlanta, GA, took up the charge in building new EarthCraft homes early. “Homeowners need to understand that they can have luxury new homes and good homes for the environment all in one,” says Monte Hewett. Monte Hewett Homes currently buildes 100% EarthCraft homes and townhomes.
For more information, and to see EarthCraft “Green” homes in the building stages, visit the newest communities by Monte Hewett Homes

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