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      Energy Efficient Green Homes

      Energy efficient green homes are what people are talking about these days in Asheville NC. So why are people asking more questions about Eco friendly green homes these days and then rushing out to buy them in the Asheville North Carolina area? New EPA rules were set into place this tear and carbon emission levels will have to be decreased over the next twenty years so energy prices will be going up as a result of these new regulations. More and more home buyers are understanding that green homes are usually higher quality homes that are built to exceed Energy Star standards and are therefore both energy efficient homes and healthier homes to live in.
       

      Asheville NC Eco Friendly Energy Efficient Green Homes

       
      Energy star homes by their nature have to be at least 15% more energy efficient than a code built home and many are more like 30% more energy efficient when actually tested. So what makes these energy efficient green homes so Eco friendly and so energy efficient? Green homes usually utilize advanced framing techniques that will allow them to be better sealed and insulated, thus making them more energy efficient. In this area most energy efficient green homes will be built using 2 x 6 walls so that a minimum of R-19 insulation can be used in the wall cavities. Some green homes will also have energy efficient sealed crawl spaces and conditioned or sealed attic spaces also. Extending the homes insulated envelope to include all of your mechanical systems is always a goods idea for energy efficiency.Asheville NC Eco Friendly Energy Efficient Green Homes
       
      Energy efficient green homes will have a host of Energy Star rated appliances and electrical devices to save energy. Higher efficiency heating and cooling systems will also be designed into the home construction along with perhaps a heat recovery ventilator. Energy Star homes will require a host of things including more energy efficient doors, windows, lighting, insulation, sealing, ventilation and items that deal with the homes indoor air quality. Eco friendly green homes are built to last longer, require less maintenance, be more energy efficient and of course healthier to live in on a daily basis. Call Green Mountain Realty today at 828.215.9064 for energy efficient green homes, land, condos or real estate here in the greater Asheville NC area.