Asheville green building milestone: JAG constructs 1,000th certified home

JAG Construction recently built the 1,000th home in the greater Asheville area to be certified by the Western North Carolina Green Building Council as a green built home.

Mountain Xpress, a popular local media outlet, covered the environmental milestone with a feature article on JAG and the local green building scene. Rob Johnson, Operations Manager for JAG, explains in the story that “our focus is not just being a green builder, but using our experience to get other builders to buy in and make green building practices the standard in the industry.”

The 1,000th home is located at 87 Fenner Avenue in North Asheville. The 2,000 square feet house features three bedrooms and two baths and includes extensive energy-efficient features such as airtight construction, a fresh air ventilation system, water-saving appliances and low-toxic finishes. Xpress notes that a  south-facing roof gives future owners the option of installing solar panels to cut energy costs and carbon emissions even more.

The Fenner Avenue property achieved gold certification, meaning it’s “rated to be 45 percent more efficient than a home built to code,” notes Maggie Leslie, executive director of the Green Building Council.

Read the complete Mountain Xpress story here.

See extensive photos of the 1,000th green built home in Asheville here.