Nashville Leads the Way with Nationally Recognized "Green Concept" in Home Construction

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The future of environmental home-building is in Middle Tennessee I Want a Better House, Inc. honored as one of the Country's BEST business plans.

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I Want a Better House, Inc. is the first Nashville business to be named one of's Best Business Plan finalists through's "Boost Your Business" contest. Nashville area residents may vote for the first Nashville business to receive the distinction of the Country's BEST BUSINESS plan by voting for I Want a Better House on or through This honor would bring nationwide attention to Nashville through

I Want a Better House is a one-stop shop that connects the consumer directly to certified energy-efficient products in order to truly build a "green" house. I Want a Better House leads the industry by offering Insulated Concrete Form construction, along with Energy Star windows, geo-thermal HVAC systems, and low-wattage LED lights to build a truly sustainable house. By constructing new homes utilizing this building technology, I Want a Better House assists consumers in saving an average of 65% off their utility bills compared to other houses of the same size.

"Going Green", "Environmentally-Friendly" or "Organic" are all buzz-words that advertising uses to try to connect with energy- conscious consumers. Long before this "trend" began, Tim Hawbaker, President of I Want a Better House, Inc., was a major advocate for responsible building practices. "It is my mission to educate the consumer and the industry about alternative ways of building smarter and better while using efficient technology".

Many people in the market for a custom-built home are interested in learning more about building a "green" home in an effort to minimize their monthly utility bills while also reducing their own carbon footprint, but don't know where to turn for a business that does it all. There are thousands of products that claim to be "green", but it can be difficult to filter through the products and decipher fact from fiction for the average consumer. I Want a Better House, Inc. has an educational showroom in Nashville for customers to gain knowledge about the best products for building a sustainable, healthy, energy-efficient environment.

Tim Hawbaker says, "The "energy-efficient" market is growing at an astronomical rate as it is encouraged and rewarded through tax rebates by the federal government. McGraw-Hill Construction, a New York-based information service, projects that up to 20% of all homes in 2013 will be built energy efficient. I Want a Better House is designed to be the leader in distributing energy-efficient and green building products for the custom home market."

Tim Hawbaker is a LEED AP and a Certified Green (Building) Professional. He's a certified AIA instructor and a NAHB Trainer. He also holds a license as an industrial, commercial and residential general contractor and welcomes inquiries as an energy expert. To learn more about I Want a Better House, Inc. visit and vote for I Want a Better House, Inc. as the Country's Best Business Plan. For media inquiries about I Want a Better House, Inc., please contact Alanna Napier, 615-480-3816 with Nashville


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