Carson Speer Builders in the Greenville, South Carolina region describe various types of green building for the area on their website blog section. It covers EnergyStar, Earthcraft, LEED, and National Green Building Standard. It says that Carson Speer incorporates many of the Sustainable Building aspects in all of their building projects and they highly recommend many more. It adds that "some certification requirements add significant cost to a project without an equal measure of return." Standards specific to the Greenville region will be more efficient and cost effective.
The green building blog section says that solar water heaters in the Greenville region "will almost never realize a return on the initial investment" and that "tankless water heaters and spray foam insulation can be the best dollars you spend on your home." Terry Schagg with Laurel View Log Homes might disagree with the solar water heat comment as he installed a solar exchanger in his Gowan Fort log home, says his hot water is free of cost and is very pleased with the results. Read the article below.
When exploring the custom home section on the Carson Speer site of projects they have completed, green terms like eco-friendly energy efficient insulation, reclaimed Chicago brick, "fits naturally, appropriately into the landscape," trusses that support a roof without a nail, celebrating the outdoors and Craftman-style construction, and reclaimed brick and stonework from a grandfather's cabin that burned are indicative of a green building attitude.
Carson Speer Builders does both new home construction and remodeling. Their tagline is "Building lasting relationships & handcrafted homes." They make the important point that they want customers to be happy fifteen years after the project is completed and experience good communication throughout the process.
Browse the CarsonSpeer Builders website to see some pictures of their work, both new homes and remodels, for more information about builders Steve Carson and James Speer and Communication Director Erin McArthur, or to email them questions. They are located at 2131 Woodruff Road #2100, Greenville, South Carolina, 29607, telephone 864.214.6644.