Green Home outside Austin, TX
This house has a 4-Star Rating with Austin Energy Green Builder Program.
It is 1850 sq/ft per Architect Plans of conditioned space on .886 Acres of land. This property is not located in Austin regardless of the Austin address. The house is shaded by beautiful trees and the landscaping uses low-water and indigenous plants. All construction waste was recycled .
Green Specs Include: Stained concrete floors, High performance insulation in walls and ceiling, Efficient AC Unit, No or Low VOC paints, Custom Cabinets sealed for low or no off-gassing, Low- E vinyl windows, Detached 2 Car Garage to prevent noxious fumes from entering the house, Low VOC carpet, Energy Star appliances, Tankless Water Heater, Water Saving Plumbing Fixtures, Energy Efficient Lighting, Natural Stone in Kitchen, Security System, Upgraded fixtures and Hardware, High Performance Roof, and Upgraded Plumbing and Fixtures.
Other Amenities include Dripping Springs School System, Reasonable Commute into Austin’s Downtown, Hay County Taxes, Community Well, and access to Community Pool.
Lakes of Williams Ranch in Richmond, TX
The Lakes of Williams Ranch is the first of its kind in the greater Houston area -- a multi-builder hybrid custom home community with green building standards mandated for each home. Located 20 minutes from downtown Houston in Richmond (Fort Bend County) the community is designed in collaboration with GE's EcomaginationR initiative. This program features renewable energy savings with solar power, whole home energy efficiences, advanced building science, water conservation and indoor air quality.
The ecomagination dashboard is a wall-mounted touch-screen LCD panel that serves as a centralized display and control unit for security, HVAC, audio & intercom, and lighting controls (with optional control modules). The dashboard also displays utility usage in the home including real-time and trended monitoring of energy use, water use, and renewable power contribution.
From the $800's