Oxendine to Announce Georgia’s first Green Homeowners insurance policy

Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine will join Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company Regional Vice President Chris Molinari to announce the approval of the first green homeowners’ insurance policy in Georgia on Tuesday, September 30 at EcoManor at 11 a.m. This new coverage became available this year enabling Georgia homeowners with conventional homes to rebuild to the latest environmental standards after a loss. If[...]

Adults Live Active Lifestyle at Somerset

Windsong Properties' new active adult community, Somerset in Woodstock, creates the perfect lifestyle for adults aged 55 and up. Not only do state-of-the-art amenities allow residents to be physically active, but the opportunity to make structural modifications to home plans allow residents to be vocally active. Residents make the decisions that are best for them and in the end they[...]

Are you sneezing yet?

Allergy season is approaching, and this Forecast Earth Video from the Weather Channel tells us it's getting here earlier each year because of climate change. Alpharetta-based Haven Properties is here to help. First, the increase in carbon dioxide in our environment has been shown to increase the potency of pollen. But Haven Properties has been building to Energy Star and Earthcraft[...]

Consumers choose "green building" to save on energy costs

It's simple, really. Consumers see "green building" as something that will save them money on energy costs. A survey conducted for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) confirms that a desire for greater energy efficiency drives consumers to choose a green-built home. The survey, conducted during the week of Oct. 15 by the Public Opinion Strategies, polled 800 folks nationwide about[...]