Home Receives NC Energy Star 3 Certification
Matthew Vande of Vandemusser Designs, LLC had this to say...
"VandeMusser Design, PLLC has tested well over a thousand green homes for various certifications over the years and the home we just tested for High Country Timberframe falls into the upper echelon of high-performance houses. With a HERS index of 52 (48% better than code), the house they built for the Greene family in Boone, NC is projected to use approximately 50% of the energy of an equivalent code-built house.
"This was done through thorough air-sealing by the builder during construction, the use of cutting-edge materials such as structural insulated panels (SIP's) and insulated concrete forms (ICF's), and the use of ultra high-efficiency HVAC and water heating equipment. What resulted was a beautiful, high-performance house that tested better than 95% of the green houses we normally certify.
The builder was an active participant in the green certification process, asked good questions, and most importantly, listened to the advice we offered to make the house as efficient as possible within the constraints of the construction budget.
I would not hesitate to recommend High Country Timberframe to anyone looking for an extremely high quality builder to build an energy efficient house for them. I look forward to inspecting and certifying many more projects from them!"
Energy Star 3 Certified Home
3 Level, 3,627 SF, 3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath
Incorporates Timber Trusses, Structural Insulated Panels, ICF's, ShopBuilt Panelized Walls
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P O Box 1858
689 George Wilson Road
Boone, NC 28607