Steve says he is pretty excited about being the third in NH, however he noted that there have only been only 280 new homes across the country to get this certification.
Loudon, NH (PRWEB) October 5, 2007
New Hampshire Parade of Homes. The "21st Century Victorian Demonstration Green Home" will be featured to the public on Oct. 6th, 7th, & 8th, 13th & 14th", The home located on Creek Water Road in Loudon, NH. http://www.zetlandparade.com
"If you are considering building or buying a new home, you may want to add a few more items to your wish list: healthy, energy-efficient, environmentally- friendly, low maintenance, and easy to heat & cool" says Steve Reddy. The green movement in the United States for new homes has skyrocketed and builders are realizing, that new products add value to the long-term expense of owning a home. A lot of the new options available for green homes today are not only attractive, but are good for the environment and can even save the homeowner money in the long run. NH Parade of Homes http://www.hbranh.com/index/parade
More is Less
Sometimes prospective homeowners look at items that go into green construction and find it hard to justify the increased cost. In reality, the extra up front cost will actually cost them less in a long run, due to their long-term savings. What good is it if you can buy a home for $10,000 to $20,000 less initially, but find out later that you are spending 30 to 50% more each month for utilities? The $10,000 less, may actually cost you $25,000 more!
One builder from Hopkinton, NH, Steve Reddy of Zetland Home LLC has just finished the third green home in the state that qualifies for the US Green Building Council "LEED" program. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nationally accepted benchmark for high performance in eco-smart practices. With the new LEED certification program, builders now have an arsenal of practical tools and incentives to incorporate green features into their projects. Like many certification programs, building green involves extensive checklists that builders must adhere to. Some of the categories include site and water protection, design, energy efficiency, air quality, water savings, materials efficiency, materials selection, programmable thermostats, solar design, no carpet, and the list goes on. Project Blog http://www.zetlandparade.com/blog10/
Builder, Steve Reddy owner of Zetland Homes, LLC, in Hopkinton, NH decided he wanted to be one of the few builders in the state of New Hampshire to build a LEED home. "Steve says he is pretty excited about being the third in NH, however he noted that there have only been only 280 new homes across the country to get this certification." In order to get more consumer awareness on "Green Building". Steve is opening up this home as part of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of New Hampshire Parade of Homes. "The home located on Creek Water Road in Loudon, NH, it is called the "21st Century Victorian Demonstration Green Home" and will be "featured to the public on Oct 6th, 7th, & 8th, 13th &14th", plus other events in Oct and Nov.
Many of the product suppliers that assisted Zetland Homes in producing the demonstration green home, will have their products on display. The public will be able to get first hand information on such products as: Pella Windows, Kohler, Medallion Cabinetry, The Kitchen Connection, Huber Engineered Woods, Huttig Building Products, Sherwin Williams, Presby Environmental, Inc, Protection One (Home Security Products), Quality Insulation Inc., Instalz Communications LLC, DrainVac, LifeBreath Indoor Air Systems, ILEVEL, NH Tile Distributors, G.V. Moore Lumber Company, and Harris Family Furniture.
"Green homes are healthier, more comfortable and more durable than conventional homes. It's only a matter of time before green home construction becomes the rule, not the exception." "Our demonstration home even has geothermal heat (no oil or gas)" noted Reddy. So, if you're considering a new home, consider going all the way, and choose a green home. Information regarding Zetland Homes LLC and the Demonstration Green Home activities can be obtained at http://www.zetlandparade.com or by calling them at 603.746.3556.
Photo of demonstration home available upon request.