Solar Tour Open House

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Real Estate Agent with EarthSTEPS

If you have not yet heard about this house from me... you have got to come on down and see this. Potentially one of the most energy-efficient homes in the country, Al Simpler's Discover House is a model home for green living in the Big Bend area.

 

Part of the National Solar Tour... April 27th, 2008 10am-3pm this home will be open for your viewing pleasure.

 

Not just green, this home (the builders and the owner) has taken architectural detail, artistic value and aesthetic quality as equally important. This is truly a home fit for a queen (or king). 

 

The home has coconut and sustainably harvested floors, energy efficient appliances, low VOC paints, stamped concrete, low E windows and solar screens, as well as solar panels galore!

 

Additionally, If you are interested in buying, building, or living green in the Carrabelle area, 6 other lots surround this one all with restrictive covenants requiring green certification, and solar generation. This promises to be one of the most exciting green communities in the country! Sponsored By        713 Mill Road Carrabelle, Florida After the Bridge, 1st Rt. Left at V. Stay Right on Mill Road To house on Rt.   			Solar Tour Home Open House                   April 27, 2008 10:00am-3:00pm Keller Williams Real Estate Agent,  Al Simpler Is Hosting an Open House of  The  New Green Technology Solar Home in Carrabelle, Florida  Please come by and enjoy the Home & Arts Festival this Weekend!  For Information Call 850-566-4325

 

 

As always, if you want to view this or any other green home in the Big Bend area, please feel free to contact me and I would love to help you out! 

 

Alex Mordas, M.Sc.
EcoBroker® & REALTOR®
LEED for homes, Field Agent
Green Home Certifying Agent, FGBC
www.tallahassee-ecobroker.com
alexmordas@kw.com
(850) 559-4976 

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Hi Alex-

   Thanks for letting me know about your Green Blog.  It's great to have someone assembling this information about Green Things in Tallahassee.  I'd like to find out more about rain gardens.  Specifically if anyone has figured out a way to make those profitable for the land owner who installs them.  Clean groundwater is probably one of those tricky issues because it is a public good that we take for granted.

May 18, 2008 07:54 AM #1
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Hey John, thanks for contacting me. Check out my post on raingardens:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/553154/Rainwater-Collection-Rain-Gardens it links to a local business providing raingarden, and rainwater collection services in the area! Hope this helps. As far as specifics on making it economically viable, you would need to think about the payback period (ROI is not going to make as much sense here as it will not greatly affect the value of your property) for your water use reduction.

As costs of water continue to increase - and they will - we will probably see a rapidly growing interest in rainwater collection systems and raingardens.

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