Aug
03

Midlands Builders Adopting Environmentally Friendly Practices

By
– The State

David Watkins doesn’t consider himself a tree hugger. Yet he is building arguably the greenest home in Columbia – triple certified with solar panels that plug into his heating and air unit.

As a builder, Watkins wants to be on the cutting edge of the industry. Several years ago, he built one of the Midlands’ first green neighborhoods – Shumaker’s Wellesley in Lexington.

Now he’s spending an extra $40,000 so his new 3,200-square-foot Kings Grant home can become the first to win the highest-level certification from the nation’s strictest green-building rating agency.

But green building is a fast-moving target.

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