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WNC’s First SmartFlower

Kelly and I had a great time hanging out with the Red Tree Builder Team these past two weekends for the AHBA’s home tour. We were, also, fortunate enough to learn more about WNC’s first SmartFlower installation at Red Tree’s latest and coolest construction in North Asheville. The SmartFlower will power approximately 75% of this home for the owners. The plug-in unit is programmed to track the sun during daylight, close up at night and even clean itself. Sweet! Want to know more? Contact Wendall Morris at Creative Innovative Designs pictured here. And thanks to Red Tree Builders for taking the leap with this innovative new product. Cheers!

How Can I Reduce Climate Change with my House?

As you all know there is a ton of discussion on climate change. Regardless of your beliefs your choices affect your personal health and your wallet to start before rippling out to your communities both locally and globally. It is worth a minute to explore how we can take personal responsibility in our own lives and with our homes. 

This chart shows us a few considerations for the home, but goes beyond into our food and transportation choices. For a more direct and deeper look at your house go to this article for tips on reducing your climate impact. We appreciate you!

FOR SALE – 206 Windwhisper Drive

MLS# 459104      $360,000

1460 SF     2 bedrooms and 2 baths

Listed by: Beverly-Hanks

The ECO LUX RESIDENCE E5.1 ENERGY HOME is designed with Intelligent Living in mind.  Here, Intelligent Living means living wisely and efficiently in a luxurious and simply designed home that has the potential to produce more energy than it uses.  With Solar & Wind Turbine technologies in use, as well as optimal architectural, building and construction practices, the E5s will be built first to conserve, then to create-energy.  The goal of ECO LUX is to think things through from the beginning.  Everything from choosing wisely from where the home is built, to optimal orientation of the home, to use of innovative design, construction processes and materials.  The goal of the E5.1 is to make a new choice available for home owners.

Some of the features include small footprint design, two covered decks, designed to produce energy, highest efficiency energy star appliances, minimal intrusion on the land, renewable power sources and maximization of natural light.