Nashville, TN, September 28, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- On October 8th and 9th, 2011, the first Green Homes Tour of Middle Tennessee will take place, featuring a select number of the region’s green, sustainable homes. Among the varying cross-section of both urban and rural residences is a 3,000 square foot insulated concrete form (ICF) home built by A Better House, Inc., for the Cagle family in 2010. Located on 50 acres in Joelton, the Gold Level NAHB Green certified home incorporates geothermal HVAC, Cree LED lighting, spray foam insulation, InsulDeck, and SeriousWindows into the energy-efficient ICF structure, achieving a 50% reduction in utility costs compared to their previous traditional wood-built home of the same size.
“In terms of dollars, our utility bills have been a positive factor,” the family states. “However, our biggest positive has been living in our dream home. The ICF walls provide a level of security during storms that I have never felt before. The windows are so insulated that the barking dogs are not a nuisance in the middle of the night any longer. The constant temperature of the house is amazing in both the heat of the summer and the cold of the winter.”
A Better House, Inc. was started in 2001 by Tim Hawbaker, a licensed general contractor whose passion for responsible building practices and green living led him to the ICF industry. This solid construction method has been steadily rising both in commercial and residential areas in the last few years, thanks to its unparalleled stability, efficient composition, and affordability.
For more information on the Green Homes Tour of Middle Tennessee, visit www.greenhomestourmidtn.org. For more information on A Better House, Inc., go to www.iwantabetterhouse.com, visit the showroom at 5511 Edmondson Pike in Nashville, or call 615-833-9171.