Green Building tips for your Custom Dream home in Highlands/Cashiers NC

Building “Green” in Highlands or Cashiers NC is a rewarding experience.  Green building refers to the practice of increasing the efficiency of resources within buildings including energy, water, and building materials.  Because the Highlands/ Cashiers NC area shines with natural beauty, reducing the impact of building  is a primary concern when choosing custom features on your new home.  Here are some things to keep in mind when building green:

Take advantage of renewable resources.  Using sunlight, reducing energy consumption, and building with sustainably harvested lumber, recycled barn wood, and bamboo all help in the end result of conservation.

Look for Energy Star rated appliances and water restrictive plumbing fixtures that will help you save on energy costs as well as support green building plans.

Windows and doors should also have Energy Star ratings and should seal tightly to keep out warm air in the summer and cool air in the winter.

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For more information on building your custom dream home in Cashiers or Highlands NC contact Meadows Mountain Realty today.

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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES MEADOWS MOUNTAIN REALTY has been serving the Highlands NC and Cashiers NC areas offering exclusive mountain real estate and country club properties since 2003.

We recognize that there are many important aspects to consider in making a real estate choice. With that in mind, we listen closely to the needs and desires of each individual customer and work diligently to find the ideal mountain property or to sell your property as efficiently and effectively as possible. However, our job does not stop there.

Once you have made your real estate decisions, we are here to help you in any way that we can. It will be our pleasure to familiarize you with all aspects of the Highlands and Cashiers communities, including home, professional and personal services as well as activities, restaurants, health care and shopping. We will go the extra mile to ensure that your experience in the mountains exceeds your expectations.

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