Green Living in Franklin, TN - Creekstone

Real Estate Agent with Benchmark Realty
Recently I went to an open house for a new community here in Franklin, TN. It is called Creekstone. ( It is all about GREEN. They are committed to meeting a builder’s challenge set forth from the US Department of Energy. The Builders Challenge program recognizes builders committed to building homes that are at least 30% more energy efficient than a typical new home. They use the “E-Scale” to measure a home’s efficency. This house, the new model, has energy costs that rate it 45% more efficient than the typical new home. My home is built was built in 2006. For about 3000 sq. ft, which is comparable to the model, we are paying about $250/month for gas and electric. Pretty good price, I think. This new model will have gas and electric bills at about $110/month! Amazing. That is over $1200/year difference. The price of the house is comparable to other specialty neighborhoods in the area. The builder has included the beautiful upgrades you would expect to see in a house for that price. The extra cost to make it an efficient house seems to be seamlessly put into a beautiful house. It is a great floorplan with a front porch and back deck. If you want a lovely, and efficient house, call me to take you over to Creekstone in Franklin, TN. And did I mention that the location is wonderfully convenient?
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This posting and the contents written here are the intellectual property and opinions of Monica Neubauer. Monica is a Realtor with Benchmark Realty in Brentwood, TN. She provides real estate services to clients in the Nashville area, including Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hills, Thompsons Station,  and other areas in the Middle Tennessee Region. You can contact her by calling 615-568-8384 or visit .

Comments (3)

Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

Nice post Monica One of the representative for creekstone was in my blogging class today to learn aout Activerain. 

Oct 28, 2008 03:24 PM
Melinda Hickey

Hi Monica,

This is Melinda Hickey, with Pinnacle Realty.  Our firm has the honor of representing Akamai Construction in building homes that are 76% more energy efficient than a typical home in Tennessee at CREEKSTONE FRANKLIN.  I hope fellow bloggers and potential buyers looking for a new truly GREEN home in Franklin will take you up on your offer to bring them out.  Our Education Center and Model home is open every day.  Your comments represented us very well.  Thanks!  I learned a lot from Larry at the Blogging class and I hope to meet you again soon!

Oct 29, 2008 12:21 AM
Monica Neubauer
Benchmark Realty - Franklin, TN
Franklin, TN - Realtor, Trainer

Thanks Larry and Melinda.  I look forward to meeting you again also.  Hopefully with a client!


Nov 11, 2008 05:06 AM