green|spaces Educates Public On Energy Efficient Design With Free Construction Tours Of NextGen Homes

Friday, September 16, 2016

green|spaces, a Chattanooga based non-profit focused on sustainable living, working and building, will host the first of seven construction tours of its NextGen Homes starting Wednesday, from 3 p.m.–4 p.m. The first tour will feature Endurance Brick by General Shale.

Michael Walton, executive director of green|spaces, said, "These homes represent the next generation of residential development in Chattanooga and the Southeast. They generate as much energy as they consume, use water and materials efficiently, and protect and promote the health of the occupants all for the same price as conventional homes on the market. The tours will allow students, designers, builders and the general public to see stage by stage and learn about the innovative design methods and products."

The tours will continue every other Wednesday and will cover air sealing and insulation, Sun Windows, Mitsubishi Mini-Split HVAC, Solar and interior finishes.

“We see these homes as another option for buyers in the market. The reason new construction homes today come with granite countertops and hardwood floors is because customers ask for them.  This project will prove that a builder can still make a profit while producing a higher quality home and customers should ask for it” said Mr. Walton.

Interested buyers can contact Grace Frank of Grace Frank Group 423-342-3759 or email More about the design and tour schedule can be found at

Partners and featured products on the home include:  Lyndhurst Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, EPB Smart Build, Sun Windows, Schneider Electric, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Mitsubishi Electric, Tennessee Solar Solutions, VaproShield, Louisville Tile, Crossville Tile, Ceasarstone, General Shale Brick, and Lowe’s of Hixson.

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