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Facts About Custom Building a Green Home: An Interview with Brandon Harter of A Greener Air & Geothermal

By Brandon Harter

Tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

A Greener Air & Geothermal is dedicated to exceeding the heating and cooling needs of the Lowcountry and all of South Carolina. Our relationships allow us to design build custom and individualized solutions of the highest energy efficiency for your home. From planning to problem solving, installing, and maintaining we can see to all your HVAC needs.

What are some key questions for a "green" homeowner to ask before beginning the building process?

Homeowners must first ask themselves what are their expectations. When selecting key components and processes. One must consider ecological impact, quality of life for the occupants, and sustainability over the life cycle of the home.

How popular are green, or sustainable and energy-efficient, homes? What are some of the benefits for homeowners?

As more homeowners are becoming informed of the benefits, we have witnessed growing demand. Enhanced occupant health and comfort. Minimizing strain on infrastructure and natural resources while reducing carbon footprint. Enhanced home values and energy efficiency are generating a greater return on investment.

What are some of the biggest challenges when it comes to designing and building green homes?

Bringing together the vast array of practice, skills, products, and techniques to achieve life cycle assessment provisions which defines Green process.

How do the costs of building and maintaining a green home compare with those of a typical home?

Typical building cost is greater than conventional construction. Variables include location and homeowners design. Depending on the level of the homes construction, maintenance and operating cost can be significantly reduced.

What advice do you have for homeowners to make sure they are completely happy with their custom-built home?

Set goals for what you would like to achieve for your home. Research and planning preconstruction will help to achieve success for your home.

What's the best way for people to get in contact with you and your company?

You can visit us on the web at www.GREENAIRSC.COM or email Info@GREENAIRSC.COM.

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