Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Miesian Corners

Green Home Builders in Charlotte

11 posts in this topic

I have a friend who is looking to build a sustainable house here in the area, but he can't find a builder who understands and knows the ins and outs of green construction. He asked me about it and I know of no one. Anyone here have any ideas?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I just did a quick look online.

This Home designed by McDonough is in Charlotte and the general contractor is listed as Philip R. Thomas Construction. Googling that gave me an address on Morehead but no website.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where, especially regarding residential? Perhaps I'm being too harsh, but I'm not a big fan of the "green home" that is 2,500+ square feet. It's kind of like a hybrid engine Hummer. That being said, I fully support the use of green products and techniques in these type houses as opposed to conventional stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Where, especially regarding residential? Perhaps I'm being too harsh, but I'm not a big fan of the "green home" that is 2,500+ square feet. It's kind of like a hybrid engine Hummer. That being said, I fully support the use of green products and techniques in these type houses as opposed to conventional stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have a friend who is looking to build a sustainable house here in the area, but he can't find a builder who understands and knows the ins and outs of green construction. He asked me about it and I know of no one. Anyone here have any ideas?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the help, everybody. I think he can find something via the US Green Building Council. It appears that if you can find an architect who knows about such things, they are able to locate (locally) those who know how to build the stuff. The real trouble is that if you can find a lot in a PUD, the HOAs usually won't let you do anything that looks the least bit different than the brick and EFIS that permeate the region already.

It's just a shame that a builder doesn't take this and run with it. There are lots of people who are willing to pay for sustainable homes, yet all we have here in the region are the run of the mill folks like Beazer who do nothing but litter the landscape with vinyl sided crap.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


...if you can find an architect who knows about such things...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's tough in this city to build small and high quality/green at the same time. Everyone is focused on price sq/ft, and if you go under 2000 sq/ft and build green with quality components and other pricy mats, then it pushes up the square footage price beyond what most real estate people will tell you that you will never get your money back. In other words our system rewards quantity over quality which is probably the reason why we don't see much of it in Charlotte. That and there demand doesn't really seem to be high by the people living in this city.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MEIS NUTTS! There are several LEED rating systems one, which is in the pilot stage, is LEED Homes. Green is catching on like wildfire in the commercial industry. I estimate that once this LEED Homes thing catches on, you will have LEED Contractors knocking down your door.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.