Contractor Chosen for Energy Star Project

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Rock Creek Craftsman, a leader in home improvement and construction projects in the area, announced that it has been contracted to create the first Energy Star project for the city of Charleston.

The city is making huge steps in an effort to go green, and have hired us to do the job based on our experience with environmentally conscious building

Rock Creek Craftsman, a leader in home improvement and construction projects in the area, announced that it has been contracted to create the first Energy Star project for the city of Charleston.

The project involves a multitude of green building techniques and technologies that are designed to substantially decrease the impact that the buildings will have on the environment. This is in accordance with the guidelines and requirements laid out by Energy Star – the federal certification program set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

"The city is making huge steps in an effort to go green, and have hired us to do the job based on our experience with environmentally conscious building," said Rock Creek Craftsman owner Kevin Meek.

The company, which provides a variety of commercial and home roofing estimates, has chosen a radiant barrier decking for the project’s roofs.

“This type of roof reflects 90 percent of the sun’s rays away from the building,” Meek said. “The roofing decision is always the most vital first step we take with any structure, green or otherwise. There are many options, and we think radiant barrier decking will work very well for the city of Charleston’s first green building project.”

The $500,000 project will encompass two massive triplexes at 69 A and 69 B America Street. Many details, from the foundation to the roof, HVAC to and exhausts, must be carefully planned and engineered in order to qualify for Energy Star certification.

"From energy efficient windows to actual building materials, every decision made on this project aligns with Energy Star specifications," said Meek. "These two buildings are going to incorporate the most cutting edge technology available in the green building sector, all of which are designed to reduce energy use, costs and emissions."

Other features of the project include advanced insulation techniques, a ductless AC system, and an entire line of Energy Star certified appliances. The building will be one of the greenest in Charleston and the City hopes to be a role model for others in the state.

“The City and Rock Creek Craftsman are both very excited for this project and have already begun the extensive planning that it will require,” Meek said. “We are proud to have been chosen to be an integral part of it.”

For media inquiries call Kevin Meek at 843-270-4987.
http://www.rockcreekcraftsmen.com

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