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OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Demonstration-Home
Marketable-Home

17%

23%

7%

17%

20%

10%

7%

(This house reported 30 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)

GOALS

  • To use sound economics and proven techniques to build a more environmentally-friendly home -- one that would cost less to operate and maintain and that would also have less impact on the environment.
Upstate Home; Photo Courtesy of Wilder Photography

HOME DETAILS

  • Location: Greenville, South Carolina
  • Climate Zone: Mixed-Humid
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2006
  • Setting: urban
  • Energy Source: - grid electric
  • Layout: Single-Family; 3 bedroom; Attached garage
  • Lot Size: Unknown
  • Square Footage: 2500
  • Sales Market: Middle-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: $ 135.00

PRIMARY CONTACT

Carlton Owen, Founder
The Environmental Edge, LLC
- Developer - Designer - Homeowner

Phone: (864) 232-0909
Email: carltonowen@charter.net

Note
A wildlife biologist and forester with more than 30-years experience in both industry and the not-for-profit sectors, Owen founded The Environmental Edge, LLC to "bring business and environment together" to benefit both.

HOME AWARDS/CERTIFICATIONS

SPECIAL INFORMATION

The goal was not to be green for green sake; rather, to find that crossroads where more sustainable decisions are also economically viable. If green is to make progress then it must be price competitive, at least in terms of total cost of ownership (original purchase price + operating cost + life expectancy and/or maintenance cost).

Hard flooring, ample daylight, and light colors; Photo Courtesy of Wilder Photography

Blown-in insulation for thorough coverage; Photo Courtesy of Wilder Photography

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