Local Builder Invites Public to Watch Green Construction July 14

Public is invited to watch work in process. Tomorrow, crews will be pouring concrete into Insulating Concrete Forms.

PALM COAST, FL – July 13, 2009 – A local homebuilder is inviting the public to witness a fascinating, state-of- the-art process used in the building of energy-efficient, hurricane resistant green homes. Tuesday, July 14, “our crew is going to be pouring concrete into Insulating Concrete Forms, the final step in wall construction for a new home we’re building in Palm Coast,“ says Jeff Vasilevskiy, President of Florida Green Homes, LLC. The public is invited to watch.
“This will be the first of its kind event. It’s an amazing process to see and always attracts lots of onlookers. Instead of chasing folks away, we’re encouraging them to come out and watch. We want to show people in practice what it really means to build a home that is hurricane resistant and 100% green.”
palm coast green constructionOn Tuesday, July 14 the Florida Green Homes crew will be at the job site, 2 Eric Drive, in the Cypress Knoll section of Palm Coast from 7:30 AM until 2:00 PM and a special section will be designated for spectators. Everyone is welcome. For those who can’t make it during the day, Florida Green Homes will be hosting a public reception beginning at 5:30 PM at their model home located nearby at 76 Eric Drive. The general public as well as government officials and members of the press are invited. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The builder and construction superintendent will be on hand to answer any questions and a brief trip to the job site will follow for those who wish to check out the home in progress.
Vasilevskiy has been building homes locally for three years and says he always wanted to be the kind of builder where customers know exactly what goes into their homes. “There is no easier way to achieve that goal than to open up a work in progress to public scrutiny. We believe that the best consumer is an educated one,” he says. “While ‘green’ has been a buzzword for quite some time, few understand what it means for a house to be truly green. There are so many different methods of building a home to choose from—even when it comes to green construction. It’s important to learn as much about each in order to make an informed decision.” 
Florida Green Homes uses Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF) construction for their walls and reinforced Icynene insulated roof systems for each home they build. “This method is recommended by FEMA for building disaster shelters and safe rooms that are designed to withstand hurricanes of up to 200 miles per hour without damage,” explains Vasilevskiy. “The result is a strong, well-insulated hurricane resistant home that also provides tremendous savings on energy bills. We’re looking forward to giving the community a peek inside.”

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  1. George Edward Chuddy
    George Edward Chuddy says:

    Largest Solar Home in the World without backup

    Someone may want to pass this on – we had/have the Largest Solar House in the World, without backup. It is at St. Josephs Grade ( Palm Coast Parkway )and Florida Park Drive intersection. There were also Solar Homes built, we think in the Meadowlands Community; perhaps elsewhere in P.C. too by Charles Wayne.

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