Renovation of 107 McCall Street, Greenville, SC – Green Features

Renovation of 107 McCall Street, Greenville, SC – Green Features

  The renovation of 107 McCall is coming to a close and it is looking stunning!  Beyond the curb appeal and modern finishes, the builder, Gray Development, carefully chose specific materials to make this a very green and energy efficient home. Let’s start with the cellulose insulation used in this house made from recycled newspaper by Carolina Precision Fibers.  Their Green Shield insulation product is made from post consumer recycled paper fibers and offers many benefits. Completely fills the cavity Insulation surrounds cavity inserts like electrical boxes, outlets and plumbing Reduces air infiltration Eliminates drafts Reduces energy consumption Lowers cost to heat and cool Improves indoor air quality Reduces nuisance noise Improves Comfort Green / sustainable insulation choice Watch the actual installation: Cellulose Insulation Made from Newspaper in 107 McCall Street, Greenville, SC Vertical Cellulose Insulation Cellulose Insulation Insulation Made From Post Consumer Newspaper Energy Efficiency encompasses much more than just your power bills. Done right, sealing air leaks and upgrading your insulation are both measures that have a high ROI, will reduce your carbon footprint, and indeed will reduce your energy bills. But they will also reduce drafts, make your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, and potentially increase the health and longevity of your house. Learn more about cellulose insulation and how it’s made in this cool video:   FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) framing lumber was used as much as possible throughout the house. FSC Lumber used throughout Upstairs bedrooms Second floor framing FSC has very specific criteria for what constitutes responsible forest management, placing a big emphasis on environmental health.  What is responsible forest management?   It...