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      Eco friendly green homes and land in Asheville

      You will find many eco friendly green mountain home and land options here in the Asheville North Carolina real estate market. Environmental concerns are a top priority here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Asheville has been a pioneer in the field of green space land management, green eco friendly building, and implementing city wide sustainability programs that have spurred green jobs programs. The possibilities are endless with green homes here in Asheville NC.

      Sustainable Living and the WNC Green Building Council

      Green building is just plain smart building and saves home owners plenty of money in reduced energy costs. Asheville is home to the Western North Carolina Green Building Council which monitors many of the different green building programs in this area. The average energy savings from green building are far more than the additional costs of building a green home in the Asheville area. Some of the key aspects of green building involve better insulating the home, sealing the home envelope tighter, using energy star appliances and installing water sense type plumbing fixtures throughout the new home. Higher efficiency heating and air units along with more efficient types of hot water management systems are all parts of the NC Healthy Built Homes certified green building program in this area. Asheville is a melting pot for green home builders; green architects and certified green professionals so take advantage of the local resources and start living a green lifestyle here in these beautiful mountains.
      Asheville Eco Friendly Green Homes

      Asheville Eco Friendly Green Homes

      Here are ways you can also live green and save green

      Plug all of your homes electrical devices into power strips and cut the power strips off when not using the devices. This simple task will save many, many kilowatts of energy when electrical devices are in the stand by mode. By replacing all of your existing light bulbs in your home with compact fluorescent lights you will save 75% in lighting electricity throughout the home. Buy locally grown and produced products as this save energy in the making and delivering of the goods to you. Simple recycling practices and emailing friends versus using traditional mail will save trees, money and energy. Do not wash clothes or dishes with a less than full load as this will save both water and energy. By hang drying clothes and not using a clothes dryer you will save tons of energy in the home since a clothes dryer is one of the largest energy hogs in a home. These are just a few simple ways to save energy and live a greener life. Call Green Mountain Realty at (828)-215-9064 for green homes, and green real estate options here in Asheville NC.