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By Emily Ford
eford@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY — A new company will show off the first custom-built “green” model home in Rowan County on Saturday.
Rowan Built Green Inc. will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2003 Chantilly Lane in the Olde Salisbury neighborhood off Old Concord Road. The model home features the highest level of energy efficiency offered by the new company, which calls itself as the “first true green builder” in Rowan County.
“We return, recycle and reuse as much as possible,” said Eric Richards, executive vice president of marketing and research for Rowan Built Green. “We just don’t want to contribute to landfills.”
Owned by Clay Maready, Rowan Built Green is an N.C. Certified Green Home Builder, Certified Energy Star Builder through Duke Energy and LEED certified, Richards said. Maready started the company as Maready Built Construction, based in Mount Pleasant, and opened Rowan Built Green at 2003 Mildred Ave.
The company offers a dozen floor plans for green-certified homes from 1,000 to 3,200 square feet. The model home is fully decorated and will be open six days a week for prospective buyers.
Richards’ office is in the detached two-car garage, which also serves as the design center.
Rowan Built Green has more than 600 lots for sale in Rowan County, including several in Olde Salisbury, he said.
Saturday’s event will feature tours, hot dogs, hamburgers, a bounce house, giveaways and raffles, cotton candy, beverages and more. The ribbon cutting will take place at noon.
Rowan Built Green works with the environmental student club at A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis and has plans to reach out to schools in Rowan County, Richards said.
The model home features environmentally-friendly features like 2-by-6-inch exterior walls, extensive insulation, bamboo flooring, granite countertops, natural tiles, carpeting made from recycled materials and zero-VOC paint, he said.
“It really is a lifestyle,” Richards said.
Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

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