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Information About Green Building Practices

Green Building is the trend of the future - save energy & save the environment.

 Energy Saving Tip: If all 338,000 Austin Energy Customers turned off just two 40-watt bulbs, enough energy would be saved to power 3100 Homes!    It doesn't take much to make a difference.....

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Custom Home Green Builders

We work with several experienced and qualified builders who know how to create an energy-efficient green-built masterpiece for your new home.   Also, these builders can often make suggestions when remodeling an existing home in order to make it more energy efficient and green as well. 

Go Green and SAVE Green!

Todays building industry is comprised of builders, suppliers, architechts and experts to help you create an eco-friendly, sustainable living space.  There are many choices you can make to help you build a dream home that within your budget, have the look and feel you would like to achieve and be easy on the environment.

Listed below are a few areas and ideas for you to incorporate into your Green Home:

Hire an Eco Friendly Architect to incorporate many new ideas and principles into the creation of a harmonious space that will put your home into context with its surroundings, climate, culture and your needs.

Find a Builder that understands the concept of green building.  There are many types of material, products and design elements that will contribute to an overall eco-friendly home.   Employing a builder that is educated and up to date on the industry is essential.  Be familiar with NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) and Energy Star rating labels.  Check references and visit a green home they have already completed.

Going Green is easier than you might think and we are here to help!  Give us a call to discuss your Eco-Friendly dream home.

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Did you know that in the State of Texas, qualified rainwater collection products are exempt from sales tax?

Did you know that qualified Solar installations in Texas are excluded from your property tax on your home?

Did you know that if you are in the Austin Energy service area, you can receive a rebate for Solar Photovoltaic Installations?    That can reduce the cost substantially.

Did you know that the you can receive a up to a 30% federal tax credit for qualified Solar installations?  

For more local "Green" information:

Austin Energy-Green Choice (R) Energy Program

Austin Energy-Green Building Program