Arlington, VA, September 13, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Local homebuilder Arlington Designer Homes received its second Gold-level Green Building Certification in Arlington from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center. This new, custom-built green home, located on North Nottingham Street, is one of only twelve houses in the entire state of Virginia to be certified at the Gold level. Arlington Designer Homes has built four of the twelve Gold-certified green houses in Virginia, and the only two in Arlington – this new home on North Nottingham and another on Underwood Street, built in 2010.
The new green home has also been certified under the new, more stringent Energy Star guidelines and the Arlington Green Home Choice Program. The 4,000 square foot, traditional, 5 bedroom, 4 ½ bath house, located at 2615 North Nottingham Street, is currently for sale.
“This unique and elegant new custom home offers the latest in energy saving technology, including Energy Star appliances, energy efficient Jeld-Wen windows and doors, an advanced insulation package with Agribalance spray-foam insulation, a two zone high-efficiency HVAC system, low VOC paints, and a low-maintenance Hardiplank with PVC trim exterior,” said Andrew Moore, president of Arlington Designer Homes. “These features combine to reduce energy costs by up to 50%, prevent toxic off-gassing, seal out mold, allergens and pollutants, and significantly reduce carbon output.”
“We also strive to incorporate green practices during every step of the design and construction process,” said Moore, a Certified Green Professional. “One of the most important green features of this home is its location. We selected a lot close to public transportation – less than a mile from a metro station -- and within walking distance of restaurants, shops, schools and parks, to help reduce the amount of time the homeowners will have to spend in their cars.”
The new green home located at 2615 North Nottingham Street in Arlington will be open to the public and prospective buyers this Sunday, September 16, from 1pm to 4pm.
About Arlington Designer Homes
The 2011 Custom Builders Council Builder of the Year, Arlington Designer Homes is a small, family-owned general contracting firm that has been in business for over 25 years. Specializing in green building, Arlington Designer Homes has built more than 65 new custom homes in and around Northern Virginia and completed numerous remodeling and renovation projects. To learn more about Arlington Designer Homes, visit www.arlingtondesignerhomes.com.