Home Receives NC Energy Star 3 and NC Green Built Certifications

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 and NC Green Built Certified Home
3 Level, 3,627 SF, 3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath
Incorporates Timber Trusses, Structural Insulated Panels,
ICF's, ShopBuilt Panelized Walls

This Particular Home Will Use About Half The Energy Of A New Home That Is Simply Built To Code

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What is Energy Star 3 and NC Green Built?

Energy Star 3  is a national ratings program for energy efficiency and  N.C. Green Built is a federal program that is based in Asheville, NC that provides an in-depth analysis of new homes through a points systems that ranks its various efficiency aspects.

The energy rating systems indicates how well a home will perform in comparsion to a new home built to code.

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High Country Timberframe and Gallery Woodworking
P O Box 1858
689 George Wilson Road
Boone, NC 28607
(phone) 828.264.8971
(fax) 828.264.8787