Category Archives: Green Building

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Appraisal Institute Launches ‘Green’ Valuation Program

About time! It seems that the appraisers have finally decided to get on board with new building protocols. According to the link below, the appraisal industry is making efforts to educate its members on the value of “green” and the building of high performance homes. This is not unlike the new “green” fields available now [...]

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Comment from a home owner….

Classic Urban Homes got an unsolicited email the other day from a recent remodel client of ours. It fell right in line with a project I have been planning to work on. First, their comment: Mike, Thought you might be interested in this. Our heating bill is less this year at 3000sf than it was [...]

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A very busy start to the new year!

We’re super busy with final finishing touches on two great custom built homes but wanted to share a couple of updates with you. First off – our stunning contemporary home at 8627 Midway will be open to the public this Sunday, January 23rd. The homeowners have graciously allowed us to open the doors to invite anyone who [...]

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USA Today: Houses of 2020 will be all about energy (and Classic Urban Homes agrees)

I think the USA today (“Houses of 2020 will be all about energy“) stole the description of one of our (award winning (more on that later)) house plans…. They say The American house of 2020 will likely be smaller, smarter, more urban and efficient. Hmm… When I look at the description of our plans for [...]

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Classic Urban Homes new LEED project

Classic Urban Homes is excited about our latest custom build project in the Shorecrest area of Dallas. We’re working with a couple who have an exciting vision – they want to build a great modern home that qualifies for LEED! LEED for Homes is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance [...]

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More than 15,000 Expected at Saturday’s Live Green in Plano Expo: Green Built Texas to Participate

More than 15,000 Expected at Saturday’s Live Green in Plano Expo: Green Built Texas to Participate Classic Urban Homes hopes to see you there! Posted using ShareThis

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Classic Urban Homes is sponsoring the 2010 White Rock Home Tour

Classic Urban Homes is proud to be a sponsor of the 2010 White Rock Home Tour! The area’s only all-modern home tour embarks on its fifth year of benefiting Blue Ribbon School Hexter Elementary with a wonderful display of mid-century modern homes and a sustainable home. The tour is April 24 – 25 from noon [...]

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Texas Green Building Summit

Great conference today. Learned lots of new things, and heard verification that a lot of the things we are doing are being done the right way. The conference website is here: 2010 Texas Green Building Summit. I am hopeful they will put up some of the speakers’ presentations that I can download and share. Some [...]

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Rebates and cash back for energy efficiency for your home

Good article from the New York Times “Getting the Most Cash Back From Your Green Home” on Tuesday. It does a pretty good job of discussing the various options available to current homeowners. Most utilities, states and even some local governments offer their own programs to give homeowners a break when they buy new appliances, [...]

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My thoughts on the climate email fiasco and what that means for “green” building

You can’t turn on the TV or to a news network on the internet without seeing comments on the email fiasco with the climate change scientists. Here are several examples if you are interested: “CLIMATE CHANGE ‘FRAUD’” “Will Climate Scandal Be a Tipping Point?” “The Climate Science Isn’t Settled “ I think this is a [...]