Spec Home Started in Sunrise Neighborhood

In 2012, Jim broke ground on a new spec home in the popular Sunrise area of West Asheville. The home featured Superior Walls for the basement and many green features, including bamboo floors, dual-flush toilets, continuous-venting fans, high-efficiency HVAC, super-insulation (R31.5 basement walls, R-23 side walls), hybrid (heat pump) water heater, ESP-compliant cabinetry and 97% CFL-bulbs. It was also designed to comply with the Duke Energy Progress HERO code, which requires third-party certification.