Last night at the Flagler Parade of Homes Awards Dinner our Birchwood Plus model took home the coveted Grand Award, in addition to a Green Award. For years the perception among local builders, realtors and consumers has been that Green Homes are either decidedly unattractive or cost too much for most people to be able to afford one. It seems this tide is now changing, and this GRAND Award should serve as but one validation to all builders of Green Homes that it is possible to build Green Homes that are beautiful and affordable at the same time.
The winning home is located at 76 Eric Drive in Palm Coast, Florida. The base price for the model is $315,900 for this 3,200 living-square-foot home. Certified Green by the Florida Green Builders Coalition, FPL BuildSmart, Florida WaterStar, EnergyStar and Florida Friendly Yards and Neighborhoods - this home is a Green fortress, capable of withstanding hurricane winds of up to 200 miles per hour. The model is full of exquisite architectural details and designer upgrades, but its the unseen beauty of superior steel-reinforced ICF construction and Icynene foam roof Insulation that make this home not only truly Green, but comfortable through and through. In this home, there is virtually no dust. There are no termites, mold, pollen or any other common inconveniences that most people in warm climates have to struggle with - just quiet, comfortable space for the home's rightful occupants - humans.
We are thrilled that our efforts have been acknowledged by industry peers, and that it seems more and more homes in the area are at the very least going to be offering Green upgrades in the months and years to come. We are hoping that the city of Palm Coast follows in the footsteps of DeLand and Deltona in Volusia County and encourages builders and consumers to go Greener by offering incentives. After all, construction is still our main industry and it only makes sense to lower its negative environmental impact, and just maybe, fighting for new development here will eventually stop being so difficult.
If you are looking to build a home in the Norht East Florida, consider building Green First, whether you choose to build with us or someone else - Green is simply better.
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