Arlington Designer Homes is committed to green building for the health benefits, energy savings, and reduced environmental footprint it provides for our buyers and our community. With constantly changing regulations, technologies and products, buidling a new green home from the ground up isn't always easy - but it's always interesting!

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April 24, 2012

As Featured on CNN...

We're very pleased to report that William and Sheila Moore’s elegant and eco-friendly home, located at 4719 North 24th Road, was recently featured in a CNN special report on green building features and options. Our family-owned company, Arlington Designer Homes, designed and built this one-of-a-kind green home in 2007.  It features energy-efficient windows and doors, EnergyStar appliances, recycled carpets, reclaimed hardwood floors, low VOC paints, an advanced insulation package with spray-foam insulation, and a geo-thermal heating and air conditioning system. 

CNN hosted the national report, which showed examples of green, energy-efficient building techniques and features being used around the U.S., from inside the Moores’ home, highlighting how well the home’s green features blend in and actually enhance the warmth and livability of the house.

One of the most important things this house demonstrates is that ‘green’ doesn’t have to be boring or utilitarian. The home on North 24th Road features reclaimed wood floors, and a gorgeous and rare salvaged walnut countertop in the kitchen. In the entryway, we embedded fossils in a recycled stone tile wall for a truly unique and beautiful look.

At the same time, the green features included in this home will combine to reduce energy costs by up to 50%, prevent toxic off-gassing, seal out mold, allergens and pollutants, and significantly reduce the homes’ carbon output.

We'll have the video up on our website soon - stay tuned!