In addition, the home earned the highest energy efficiency rating with a 3-Star Hawai'i BuiltGreen™ Award.
This highest energy efficiency rating award was the project I was the Superintendent on . We use all steel framing = no trees cut down we use all recycle pre engineered materials = no trees cut down we use exterior siding thats 92% cement = no trees cut down Insulation roof and exterior walls Double pane E - windows = energy efficient Tech Shield roof sheeting = absorbs heat Pex plumbing = uses recycle plastics 5 star lighting fixtures and CFL's 5 star energy appliances through out Solar water heating = standard Solar electric - optional
The list goes on and on
Soooo just throwing grass on ya roof does NOT in anyway make you green aside from the obvious color reason .
If you wanna talk GREEN Building talk to me - After all my project won the highest GREEN Award in the State
$600,000-800,000 for a Single Dwelling back in 2007.
Your recent decidedly right-centric & anti environmental posts, (this one springing immediately to mind) one can hardly help taking it for granted that you wouldn't exactly be open to the new green movement where "the bottom line" is seldom the actual cost since the savings are generally understood to be a long-term investment that's recouped over the life of the house, as well as a very long-term investment in the overall quality of life not only for people but for every organism on Earth.
I hardly think the Ferry is anti environmental , what makes you think so ? ?
$600,000-800,000 for a Single Dwelling back in 2007
Thats a fair price , when the developer is lucky to even make 6% off a sale and has carry all the risk
What people see is just the home , what they don't see
1 - The cost of land in Hawaii , cost more then a completed home on the mainland . Example a "prime location" 6,000 square foot empty lot runs about 340,000 a similar size beach front over 1 million
2 - People never take notice of the Civil Work. Electric , water , phone , sewage , storm drains , silt ponds , cable , sidewalks , street lights , roads , medians , the City & County requires the developer to provide landscaping and plant trees every 200 feet minimum , this means irrigation , timers , electric meters and controllers . Keep in mind that it all gets "donated" to the City & County which takes about a 2 year process after all the homes are sold - Meanwhile the developer is responsible for landscape maintenance and street lights and irrigation
Example; 38 home subdivision
Land ; 3.6 million
Civil ; 6.0 million
Landscaping ; 2.1 million
Running cost , street lights cost 50.00 per day per light head until C & C takes over
So divide that into 38 homes and we are not even talking about construction of the homes which I won't go into here its complex number which varies per home .
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