It is interesting that while there are many home builders, there are few that are interested in preserving our green future. Mark Johnson, Wilmington NC builders is one that is committed beyond just one or two green items when building custom homes. Some home builders will build homes as fasts as possible and throw in an item that is considered environmentally friendly as their primary selling point and call their homes green dwellings.
Learn about the green construction of custom build homes on the Mark Johnson home builder website. There is a growing need to contribute in preserving the environment. This builder focuses on sustainability, health, safety and efficiencies. The website contains a wealth of information on how to get started, and answers what to expect regarding the designing process, and construction phase.
For a quick peek and summary watch the Green Building video presentation of the first Leed Platinum certified home. Leed Platinum certification is a third party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
Mark Johnson home builder has achieved the highest green building that promotes a sustainability performance in five key areas of environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. The home that you see in the video is 44% more efficient than a standard home, which result in significant energy savings and about 110 thousand gallons of water a year! The home is built upon concrete form and is impervious to mold growth.
I have not heard of metal buildings, nor the underground collection of rain water until today, but both have impressed me wildly. Such as California is always in drought it seems, I wondered had we considered building more underground collection of rain water to aid in this ongoing problem.
This is one of many green movements and unique systems a Leed Platinum home is built upon. The choices to choose fixtures such as Kohler toilets, or bamboo flooring are a few other conscientious designs that Mark Johnson homes are proud to incorporate.
Images are courtesy of www.markjohnsoncustomhomes.com website.
Here are my Thursday Two Questions #19:
1) Have you heard of the Leed Platinum Certified homes?
2) What are your thoughts about the environment and the sustainability materials in home building?
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