North Carolina Going Green

The Trails at Cranberry Springs
Boone, North Carolina - The Trails at Cranberry Springs is a new residential community nestled high in the gentle mountains of Western North Carolina, an area long known for its mild climate and friendly people. Inspired by nature, the Trails at Cranberry Springs is an "Eco-friendly green" community ? dedicated to serving the next generation with integrity, trust and respect, and a pledge to preserve the environment we all share. Each homeowner is encouraged to implement sustainable and renewable energies.
We have chosen Building Performance Engineering as our consultant to guide our customers through the process of building a perfect, environmentally friendly home. All homes are designed, engineered and built with the environment and your family's health in mind. During construction, the selected builders practice sustainable site measures and resource conservation strategies.

Once the home is completed, a "green certified home" (EnergyStar, North Carolina Healthy Built Home Certification) is more efficient, uses less energy and water, and creates less pollution. Each home is built to meet strict performance guidelines and undergoes third party verification to ensure durability and efficiency. The home is built according to rigorous standards and will perform efficiently with proper maintenance. Your new home will be a smart investment. The retention of trees, natural water, eco-friendly materials and green energy sources add natural value to your home.

The Trails at Cranberry Springs is located 10 miles northeast of Boone, tucked along the border of Ashe and Watauga Counties. The property is easily accessible from Cranberry Springs Road - one and a half miles off Rte. 221.

The moment you drive through the gate and into The Trails at Cranberry Springs, your senses will awaken to the impeccable beauty of nature and you will feel revitalized by its surroundings as you unwind in unspoiled nature and discover a spiritual renewal that carries the hopes and promises of tomorrow. Enjoy the pristine mountain views and the sounds of creeks and springs rushing over mossy rocks. Ride a bike, hike or wander on horseback along the surrounding trails, in the primeval forest, where the freshness of clean mountain air will put you at ease. Enjoy the company of your friends, your family and children in a place where you are free to create your own family traditions. Sit back and relax while taking in the wonder of it all

Green Credentials:
? North Carolina HealthyBuilt Homes
? EnergyStar
? Rainwater HOG
? Solar Systems
? North Carolina Sustainable and Renewable Energy Association

? A small cozy community totaling 40 plus acres
? Eight acres of nature, hiking and walking trails
? Twenty five beautiful wooded lots with long range mountain views
? Cranberry Creek flows through the center of property and several springs
? Organic gardening

Green Features:
? Several green home building certification programs
? ENERGY STAR, NCHealthybuilt Homes and LEED
? Homes are built with use of recycled and sustainable wood and other materials
different options of solar systems
? Special application of spray foam insulation will ensure up to 50% in energy costs savings
? Solar water heating and tank less water heating systems
? Rainwater Harvesting and rescue systems
? Organic landscaping and special irrigation systems using stored rainwater

Contact Information:
Gunter Freystatter
Email: [email protected]

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