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Because they don’t make boxes for this kind of thinking...

We got out of the box to deliver out-of-this-world innovation.

These three new LEED-certified homes are 1,540 and 1,600 square feet with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths a piece. The beauty of each home is in its simplicity and carefully planned use of space. Each has all the functioning room of a much larger house.

The out-of-the-box thinking spilled over to the exterior of the homes as well. We integrated the use of Marvin high-efficiency windows, Hardie panel siding, Zappone aluminum siding, and Forestry Service Certified (green, LEED) Siberian Larch porches. We also used standing seam metal roofs and TechShield decking that reduce solar heat gain into the home.

Polished concrete and cork flooring, 2 x 6 advanced framing with ultra-therm insulation, and insulated crawl spaces help the interior details contribute to each home’s no-joke energy efficiency. The shared driveways are comprised of two concrete strips to drive on and TurfStone Pavers that allow for rainwater to be absorbed by the ground instead of the sewer system.

And that's why these homes won the Green Development of the Year awardfrom the Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association. See them up close while developer Christian Rushing explains what makes these homes green.

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