Green Homes Columbia SC

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St Andrews Place by D.R. Horton
(803) 457-3506
152 St. Andrews Place Drive
COLUMBIA, SC
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 2
Number of Bathrooms : 2
Builder
D.R. Horton
Community Name
St Andrews Place

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Flora Springs by D.R. Horton
(803) 708-4758
168 Flora Springs Circle
Columbia, SC
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 3
Number of Bathrooms : 2
Builder
D.R. Horton
Community Name
Flora Springs

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Crestwell by D.R. Horton
(803) 708-2146
111 Drakewood Drive
Columbia, SC
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 3
Builder
D.R. Horton
Community Name
Crestwell

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Peach Grove Villas by Epcon Communities
(803) 223-9545
Earth Road
Columbia, SC
Property Type
Condos, Active Adult
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 2
Number of Bathrooms : 2
Square Footage : 1400
Builder
Epcon Communities
Community Name
Peach Grove Villas

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Cornerstone at Irmo by D.R. Horton
(803) 732-9598
2 Cornerstone Way
Irmo, SC
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 3
Number of Bathrooms : 2
Builder
D.R. Horton
Community Name
Cornerstone at Irmo

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Garden Valley by D.R. Horton
(803) 699-5114
309 Patrick Drive
Columbia, SC
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 3
Number of Bathrooms : 2
Builder
D.R. Horton
Community Name
Garden Valley

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Lake Frances by D.R. Horton
(803) 755-2016
207 Ashburton Lane
West Columbia, SC
Property Type
Single Family Homes
Builder
D.R. Horton
Community Name
Lake Frances

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Villages at Lakeshore by D.R. Horton
(803) 462-6953
617 Mangrove Trail
Columbia, SC
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 3
Number of Bathrooms : 2
Builder
D.R. Horton
Community Name
Villages at Lakeshore

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Rivers Station by D.R. Horton
(803) 865-6975
122 Big Game Loop
Columbia, SC
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 3
Number of Bathrooms : 3
Builder
D.R. Horton
Community Name
Rivers Station

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Colony Lakes by D.R. Horton
(803) 760-3317
316 Colony Lakes Drive
Lexington, SC
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 3
Builder
D.R. Horton
Community Name
Colony Lakes

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A House as a System

House as a System

Green doesn't have to be expensive to build, nor does it have to look "different". It can be designed in any style, or any shape. The main focus of green building is to provide benefits to the occupants. A green building is a building that is designed, constructed, and operated utilizing a whole-system design approach, with the goal of enhancing the overall environmental performance of the building and the site on which it sits. 

Our built environment is changing the world significantly. Many of the homes built today consume an inordinate amount of natural resources and energy; building contribute over 40 percent of the total greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, more than either industry or transportation alone. Green building is a systematic approach that covers every step of design and construction from land use and site planning to materials selection, energy efficiency and indoor air quality. At its most basic, green building is a tripod of three interrelated goals:

Energy Effect - the cornerstone of any green building project. A well-designed and green-built home consumes as little energy as possible and uses renewable resources of energy whenever possible. Lower energy use not only saves homeowners money but also has broader societal benefits, including:

fewer disruptions in energy supplies better air quality reduced global climate change

Conservation of Natural Resources - There are great varieties of effective building strat...

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