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Eco Village Brentwood TN

You don't have to live in an eco-village in Brentwood to have a green, energy-efficient home. Improving your home™s energy efficiency is often a matter of changing the way you live, and not even all that drastically.

Trace Ventures Inc
2123 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN
Services
Custom Builder, Designer / Architect, Remodeler, Handyman
Membership Organizations
Chrysalis Award, Home & Garden Television, NAHB - Certified Aging In-Place Specialist, NAHB Certified Green Professional, National Association of Home Builders, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award

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The Wills Company, Inc.
6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 206
Nashville, TN
Service Type
Designer / Architect, Remodeler, Handyman
Membership Organizations
Better Business Bureau, Chrysalis Award, Home & Garden Television, National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Awards
2009 Guildmaster, 2010 Guildmaster

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Designscapes
(615) 221-0050
9453 Chenoweth Place
Brentwood, TN
 
Dickens Turf And Landscape Supply
(615) 371-2493
1655 Mallory Lane
Brentwood, TN
 
Bates Mark Landscaping & Garden Center
(615) 370-9222
1608 Franklin Road
Brentwood, TN
 
Broderick Builders
5800 CALIFORNIA AVE
NASHVILLE, TN
Services
Custom Builder, Remodeler, Handyman
Membership Organizations
Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee, NAHB Certified Green Professional, National Association of Home Builders

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Garver Engineers
(615) 377-1337
233 Wilson Pike Circle
Brentwood, TN
 
Landscaping by John E Waller LLC
(615) 373-0181
210 Wilson Pike Circle
Brentwood, TN
 
Mother Nature
(615) 776-2030
9709 Concord Road
Brentwood, TN
 
Accent Flowers by Pat Higgins
(615) 373-8484
312 Wilson Pike Circle
Brentwood, TN
 
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Lessons from an Eco-Village

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You don't have to live in an eco-village to have a green, energy-efficient home. Improving your home's energy efficiency is often a matter of changing the way you live, and not even all that drastically.

Energy efficiency is right at our fingertips, says Ted Montgomery of the Ten Stones community in Charlotte, Vt. Your hands turn on the hot-water faucets, turn on the lights, decide whether or not to let your car idle for 10 minutes to warm up, he points out. Things like that are right at your fingertips. It's mostly behavioral.

In addition, he notes, the measures we can take to reduce our impact on the environment also cut costs. Sharing things like lawn mowers -- which we do" are efficient-resource activities. When you're talking about your own home, there is the standard list: Watch the infiltration, tighten up all of the places where air gets in, look at your thermal envelope and keep your heating equipment up to date. Look at the way you consume your hot water, and consider turning down the temperature of your water heater. If you aren't using compact fluorescents, you should be.

Pay attention to your energy intake" and spend a little more in the beginning -- and the experts say you will save in the end.In the long run, it's not more expensive, Montgomery says. Energy efficiency is less expensive in the long run. It's a matter of being clever about how you do it.

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