Monthly Archives: September 2008

Lake Norman Green Homes: Harvesting Your Rain Water

Lake Norman Rain Barrel The good news this week is that many towns around Lake Norman are loosening their water restrictions thanks to some much needed rain this past summer.  But, this doesn’t mean that we Lake Norman home owners shouldn’t conserve … Continue reading

Posted in Green in Lake Norman | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Lake Norman Green Homes: Budgeting for Your Green Home

What is the typical budget for building a Green home? By – Jennifer B. Pippin, CPBD, AIBD, CGP There is basically no ‘typical’ budget for a green home. Green means different things to everyone. First you must determine what you … Continue reading

Posted in Green Builders | Tagged | Leave a comment

Lake Norman Green Homes: VOC and House Paint

Have you ever walked in a brand new home and felt…ahhh, it smells so new? Well, what you may not know is that that “new” smell is most likely toxic.  That is because the majority of house paints have various … Continue reading

Posted in Green Resources, How to Improve Health and Comfort, Miscellaneous | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What IS a “Green” Home?

Okay, so we almost all agree that  “Green” is Good”. But, exactly what is the definition of “Green” when it comes to housing?  How do you know if your Lake Norman home is “Green”?  Can you make a home “Green” … Continue reading

Posted in Green Real Estate | Tagged | Leave a comment

It’s Here! “Think Green Recycle Service of Mooresville”

I had no idea we had a private curbside recycling service in the greater Mooresville area until I received an email from Patrica Doak, who, with her husband, started the Think Green Recycle Service last December. While we take loads to … Continue reading

Posted in Green in Lake Norman, Green in the News, Green Resources, Recycling | Tagged | 5 Comments