Keystone Builds Affordable Green Homes

Keystone Homes is known for building top-quality, affordable homes in Georgia and South Carolina. Did you know that we also build homes that are environmentally-friendly? One way we help homeowners save energy is through the use of Thermostat® radiant barrier roof sheathing. This roof sheathing is made with high-quality plywood or OSB and lowers peak attic temperatures up to 30 degrees,[...]

Best of Atlanta Real Estate: Colonnade Enterprises Wins Gold for Best Green Remodeled Home

The Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council congratulates Colonnade Enterprises for winning a Gold OBIE for Best Green Remodeled Home 2,500 square feet and larger. Best Green Remodeled Home is a project that utilized “green” remodeling practices to remodel a substantial portion of the residential house, inside or outside. Colonnade Enterprises, Inc. performed a whole house renovation to enhance aesthetics, as well[...]

Green Builder Overnight

During these tough economic times who wouldn't want to cut their home energy costs in half? A recent ecohome magazine article featured Monte Hewett, an Atlanta home builder who has been studying and building green homes for almost a decade now. In 2000 Hewett attended a Home Builder Association seminar that focused on the EarthCraft House building program. That was[...]

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[...]

Building with Trees Competition

The National Arbor Day Foundation, in conjunction with NAHB invites conservation-minded builders and developers to enter the 2008 Building With Trees Awards of Excellence recognition program. The awards competition recognizes builders and developers who save trees during construction and land development, incorporate trees into project design and utilize trees for energy savings, fighting climate change, recreational opportunities and educational purposes. The deadline[...]