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NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines Checklist

For more information on building or a free consultation CONTACT US NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines Checklist The NAHB National Green Building Program helps any builder, anywhere build a green home. When you attend the NAHB National Green Building Conference, work toward your Certified Green Professional™ educational designation or plan the green features in […]

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Proper Plumbing: Everything you ever wanted to know about sustainable plumbing strategies

For information on green building or a free consultation contact Mountain Construction By Stacy Hunt Reprinted from Green Builder Magazine, October 2010, Before I begin, I have a confession to make. I’m an energy bigot. Most of my work is in the energy and environmental construction industry, dealing with engineers, analysts, researchers and policy makers. […]

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Plan For Solar

For more information on building or a free consultation CONTACT US Plan for Solar: Planning for solar before a project gets under way is the key to successfully harnessing the sun. By Tux Turkel Reprinted from Green Builder Magazine, October 2010 greenbuildermag.com After 30 years of living in a home that was hot in summer […]

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EPA’s Green Power Partnership

For more information on GREEN BUILDING or a free consultation CONTACT US Reprinted from Newsweek, October 25, 2010, Special Advertising Section For many companies, electricity usage is the primary source of their greenhouse gas emissions. To dramatically reduce these emissions and fight climate change, a growing number of organizations are switching to green power, which […]

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Log Home Construction and Maintenance Part I: Considerations Before Delivery

For more information on Hearthstone or a free consultation CONTACT US Reprinted from Hearthstone, Inc.’s Construction and Maintenance Manual © 1999 This article outlines the processes involved in the early stages of preparing for your Log or Timber Frame Home. 1. Changes and Revisions We work hard for you in order that your new home will […]

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Why Wind Power for North Carolina?

For more information on sustainable building contact Mountain Construction One of the biggest issues in the world today is our reliance of non-renewable energy resources. The United States has made increasing efforts to denounce its dependency on foreign oil and create new sources of alternative energy. The largest contributor to global warming has been the […]

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Sustainable Wood Products: Reclaimed Lumber

For more information on building or a free consultation CONTACT US Sustainable Wood Products: Reclaimed Lumber One eco-friendly option when searching for sustainable wood products is the use of reclaimed wood. Reclaimed lumber involves the use of wood products previously used in the construction of old structures that are commonly disposed of during the demolition […]

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Sustainable Wood Products:

For more information on building or a free consultation by MOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTION please CONTACT US Most lumber products used in the construction of homes can travel thousands of miles before reaching the job site. Southeastern United States is home to some of the most beautiful species of lumber. White pine, oak, and cypress are just […]

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REPS Law: A Citizens Guide

For more information on GREEN BUILDING or a free consultation please call MOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTION In 2007, North Carolina took an important first step toward adopting policies that will allow the development of a sustainable energy economy, which has resulted in the creation of thousands of jobs and increased investment, opportunity and innovation in communities across […]