Jan 28 2008
Green Builders, Inc., the leading large-scale community developer of green, sustainable homes in the Austin, Texas area, has opened its first green merchandised model home in Georgetown Village to illustrate how consumers do not have to give up their stylized decor by going green. Working with Count & Castle Designs, an Austin-based residential and commercial interior design firm, Green Builders appointed the interior decor of its new model home with eco-friendly furniture and home accessories from well known marquee retailers including IKEA, Natural LEE Furniture, Loft and Austin Furniture Consignment to showcase how consumers across the country can take advantage of reducing, reusing, reclaiming and recycling when it comes to every one of their furniture needs. This announcement, made on the heels of Green Builders' ENERGY STAR(R) accreditation on its homes, once again solidifies Green Builders' place as the top developer in bringing affordable, green and healthier lifestyles to the masses.
The model home also showcases the ways in which Green Builders is sharing the message of green being easy for consumers to understand and incorporate into their own lives. From the home's cabinets to countertops, paint and furniture, and bath towels and accent accessories, Green Builders makes sure that every piece it offers in its homes comes from sources that support local and world-wide economic and social growth and maintain a level of environmental consciousness.
"We constantly strive to create an all-inclusive healthy and natural lifestyle with our green homes and communities, and offering environmentally sound furnishings is the next progressive step for our residents," touts Clark Wilson, CEO and President of Green Builders, Inc. "By using both local and national manufacturers we've quickly become a resource to find a variety of styled furnishings and accessories to decorate their homes."
The participating furniture sources are committed to reducing impact on the environment and helping consumers cultivate organically rich lifestyles through the purchase of sustainable and socially responsible products. In addition, Natural LEE donates one tree to American Forests for every piece of furniture sold, Loft offers furniture and case goods made from renewable FSC certified forests, and IKEA uses fewer raw materials generating less waste and discharge in manufacturing as well as wood which is recyclable, biodegradable, and renewable.
"There are so many options to decorate a home, but only a limited number of affordably-priced resources are currently available highlighting sustainable and eco-friendly furnishings and designs," explains Jennifer Burggraaf, licensed interior designer and principal of Count & Castle Designs. "It's a real pleasure to partner with Green Builders to help elevate the company and their model home as a resource for consumers to find the look and feel they want in their home while incorporating a safe and sustainable way of life."
Green Builders' energy efficient and green, sustainable homes are priced from the $200,000s to $700,000s and available throughout the Austin area.