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      Asheville NC Healthy Built Homes

      Many people that are moving to the Asheville NC area are choosing to buy NC Healthy Built and certified green homes. NC Healthy Built homes are green built and green certified, high quality, energy efficient and healthy homes that are available here in the Asheville area. Just as the name implies, healthy built homes are healthier to live in due to the many low or no V.O.C. building materials that go into the construction of these homes. Healthy built homes are also at least 30% more energy efficient that normal code built homes with many of these homes being anywhere from 40% to 60% more energy efficient that their counterparts.

      Asheville NC buyers like healthy homes

      Healthy built homes is a green building program that Asheville North Carolina builders can participate in and if their Asheville area homes are built to the criteria mandated by the program the homes will receive final certification. NC healthy built homes must first be built to Energy Star standards and then many additional things are built into the home to provide for the higher green home certification. Third party verifiers will monitor the construction of the homes and if any item on the healthy built for homes checklist is not adhered to then the home may not obtain its final certifications. The many benefits of buying a healthy built home is energy efficiency, water conservation, better indoor air quality, more comfortable home, and less of a carbon footprint due to many factors during and after the build out.
      Asheville NC Healthy Built Homes

      Asheville NC Healthy Built Homes

      The components of a healthy built home

      Healthy built homes will start with proper site planning, erosion control implementation and native landscape planning. Improved energy efficiency of the home will be addressed by insulation, sealing techniques, high efficiency electrical products such as HVAC, lighting and appliances while also installing the most efficient hot water heating systems along with low flow plumbing devices. Indoor air quality will be handled by using less toxic building materials in the home and assuring proper air make-up and balancing of air in the home. Healthy built homes program closely mirrors other green building programs like NAHB and LEED for homes programs. Healthy built homes will assure that you get a higher quality home, a more energy efficient home and a healthier home. Call Green Mountain Realty at 828.215.9064 for homes, land or real estate in Asheville.