Arlington, VA, April 25, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Arlington residents William and Sheila Moore’s elegant and eco-friendly home, located at 4719 North 24th Road, was recently featured in a CNN special report on green building features and options. The Moores’ family-owned company, Arlington Designer Homes, designed and built this one-of-a-kind green home in 2007. It features energy-efficient windows and doors, Energy Star appliances, recycled carpets, reclaimed hardwood floors, low VOC paints, an advanced insulation package with spray-foam insulation, and a geo-thermal heating and air conditioning system.
CNN hosted the national report, which showed examples of green, energy-efficient building techniques and features being used around the U.S., from inside the Moores’ home, highlighting how well the home’s green features blend in and actually enhance the warmth and livability of the house.
“Our company, Arlington Designer Homes, is committed to green home building, for the health benefits, energy savings, and reduced environmental footprint it provides for our buyers and our community,” said William Moore. “So when my wife and I decided to downsize and build a smaller home for ourselves, we tried to incorporate as many green features as we could.”
“One of the most important things this house demonstrates is that ‘green’ doesn’t have to be boring or utilitarian,” commented Andrew Moore, president of Arlington Designer Homes. “The home on North 24th Road features reclaimed wood floors, and a gorgeous and rare salvaged walnut countertop in the kitchen. In the entryway, we embedded fossils in a recycled stone tile wall for a truly unique and beautiful look.”
“At the same time, the green features included in this home will combine to reduce energy costs by up to 50%, prevent toxic off-gassing, seal out mold, allergens and pollutants, and significantly reduce the homes’ carbon output,” added Moore, a Certified Green Professional.
Arlington Designer Homes is currently building two new green homes on North Nottingham Street in Arlington, one of which will feature a green living roof. The new green home located at 2615 N. Nottingham will be open to the public for the Virginia Parade of Homes this Saturday and Sunday, April 28th and 29th, from 11am to 5pm.
About Arlington Designer Homes
Arlington Designer Homes is a small, family-owned general contracting firm that has been in business for nearly 30 years. Specializing in green building, Arlington Designer Homes has built more than 70 new custom homes in Northern Virginia and completed numerous remodeling and renovation projects. To learn more about Arlington Designer Homes, visit www.arlingtondesignerhomes.com.