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Some homeowners in Apex shy away from greenbuilding because they believe the initial costs are beyond their budgets. But according to a recent report, going green might be more affordable than they think.

Level Construction Inc.
(919) 772-3993
3008 Villawood Circle
Raleigh, NC

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Drywall Specialist
(919) 542-5336
Pear Dr.
Pittsboro, NC

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Triangle Reconstruction
(919) 924-7600
2010 Silky Dogwood Trl
Apex, NC
Services
Crawl Space Services, Weatherization

Charm and Hammer
(919) 368-3247
PO Box 536
Apex, NC
 
Dilling Consulting
(919) 723-1583
123. south st
Cary, NC
Services
Construction Consulting
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1st Consult is free

Robuck Homes Inc.
6131 Falls of the Neuse, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC
Awards
2008 Guildmaster, 2010 Guildmaster with Distinction
Membership Organizations
Custom Builders USA, National Association of Home Builders, Triangle Builders Guild

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Construction Specialty Services, LLC
(888) 438-1666
9660 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 138, P. O. Box 162
Raleigh, NC
 
riangle reconstruction
(919) 924-7600
2010 Silky Dogwood Trl.
Apex, NC
Services
Crawl Space Moisture Control, Waterproofing, Insulation, Weatherization

Roofing Inc / Interlock Roofing
(919) 460-3006
202 New Edition Ct
Cary, NC
Services
Metal Roofing
Membership Organizations
MRA,BBB,HBA
Prices and/or Promotions
$500 Off Winter Special

Barnhill, McCleery & Associates, LLC
(919) 924-1302
103 Great Lake Drive
Cary, NC
 
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The Costs of Building Green

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Some homeowners shy away from greenbuilding because they believe the initial costs are beyond their budgets. But according to a recent report, going green might be more affordable than they think.

Air Quality Sciences (AQS), an indoor air-testing and consulting company based in Marietta, Ga., found that if greenbuilding goals are incorporated as early as possible into a home-design process, costs are only 0 to 3 percent higher than conventional building, as opposed to 10 percent to 25 percent higher, as previously thought.

Clearly, greenbuilding is affordable, says AQS president Anthony G. Worthan. The economic outlook gets even better if improvements in people's comfort and productivity are taken into account.

The report also found the following:

∗ Commissioning, a testing and inspection process that ensures project goals are completed at all steps of building, can result in energy savings of up to 10 percent while adding only 0.3 to 4 percent to building costs.

∗ Flushing out a building with 100 percent outdoor air prior to occupancy is an effective way to remove indoor air contaminants such as formaldehyde, fungi and volatile organic compounds.

The report, titled If You Build It Green, They Will Come, is available free of charge; visit http://www.aerias.org (registration is required under Premium Content) or call 800-789-0419.

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