Every New Home at Echo Hills is Designed to Meet a High Level of Green Built Certification
All of our homes are built under the direction of Ron Czecholinski, who has more than 40 years of experience building with energy efficient and passive solar design standards.
Standard specifications meet requirements to qualify for North Carolina Green Built and Energy Star certification. High performance energy efficiency is optimized while regionally sourced, recycled, and non-toxic materials are incorporated whenever possible.
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Construction includes Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) for finished space, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), and other construction methods to achieve optimal results
Insulation is a combination of urethane, EPS, open cell foam, and fiberglass, with weatherization detailed for optimum building performance.
Exterior Finish consist of:
- Low E windows
- Insulated fiberglass doors
- Stucco siding
- Metal roofing
- Brick, tile, stone, and wood accents
- High efficiency tankless water heater
- Water saving toilets and faucets
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning includes:
- High-efficiency mini-split heat pump
- Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV)
Interior Finish includes:
- Wood or composite doors and trim
- Solid wood cabinets
- No or low VOC finishes
- Stone, concrete, or tile countertops
- Hardwood, bamboo and tile flooring
- European stainless steel appliances
Solar Orientation whenever possible ensures that buildings can take full advantage of passive solar energy.
Landscape Design is based on Permaculture principles and include:
- Water retention throughout the property
- Native, drought-resistant, and edible plants
- Segregated parking area
- Permeable walkway surfaces
- Common park and garden areas
- Organic and natural care
As you can see, eco-friendly building practices and sustainability are the backbone of all that we do when it comes to building out the Echo Hills neighborhood.