National Association of Home Builders Certified Green Professionals: Leading the Transformation of the Market

For more information on GREEN BUILDING or a free consultation CONTACT USReprinted from NAHB Brochure 12/09(NOTE: Four members of Mountain Construction’s staff have completed the Certified Green Professional (CGP) training course.)NAHB is helping its members and the building industry move the practice of green building into the mainstream with the NAHB National Green Building Program.NAHB National […]

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EPA’s Green Power Partnership

For more information on GREEN BUILDING or a free consultation CONTACT USReprinted from Newsweek, October 25, 2010, Special Advertising SectionFor 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 is generated […]

Log Home Construction and Maintenance Part I: Considerations Before Delivery

For more information on Hearthstone or a free consultation CONTACT USReprinted from Hearthstone, Inc.’s Construction and Maintenance Manual © 1999This 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 be exactly as […]

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Why Wind Power for North Carolina?

For more information on sustainable building contact Mountain ConstructionOne 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 burning […]

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Sustainable Wood Products: Reclaimed Lumber

For more information on building or a free consultation CONTACT USSustainable Wood Products: Reclaimed LumberOne 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 phase. These […]

Sustainable Wood Products:

For more information on building or a free consultation by MOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTION please CONTACT USMost 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 some […]

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REPS Law: A Citizens Guide

For more information on GREEN BUILDING or a free consultationplease call MOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTIONIn 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 our state.In […]

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Septic 101

SEPTIC PERMITTING BACKGROUND INFORMATION:Most cities, towns and single and multi family developments have water supply and sewer treatment plants. If you are in a community with a sewer treatment plant you may have a “tap on” fee for the disposal of the water and sewer waste from your home. If you are in a suburban […]

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A Luminous Future? Old landfill may harvest energy of the sun

For more information on GREEN BUILDING and remodeling or a free consultation CONTACT USCourtesy of the Mountain Timesby Scott Nicholson A bright future could soon be sitting over decades of buried trash. Watauga Solar LLC, a locally based company, is investigating the development of a solar-energy plant at the former landfill in Boone, which is owned […]

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Sample Home Energy Audit Findings & Report

Mountain Construction Enterprises of Boone, NC had this home energy audit performed in order to retrofit a home to higher energy efficiency standards. This is the first step in a green building remodeling job. For more information or free consultation CONTACT USHome Energy Audit Findings & ReportPrepared By: Nicholas Hurst, Travis McKenzie & Landon Williams, […]