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B&J
 B&J
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August 31, 2008 8:33 pm  

Hi every, does anyone know of any builders on STX that are building GREEN??? I checked out Force 10 and Thermasteel, thanks to all who replied about the Force 10 homes. But if it is the same price to build from concrete as it is to build a Force 10 home, then what???? I want to build GREEN??? Any help please?

Thanks,

B&J


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islandtyme
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August 31, 2008 8:57 pm  

Try this link for information & they are building a house out on the N Shore,.
Pricing seems to be in the 300-400 thousand.

http://www.rastra.com/

Wheres your lot?


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Betty
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August 31, 2008 9:43 pm  

Its not really most likely going to be the same price to build from concrete. Its going to take much longer for one thing. The force ten and thermasteel go up much much much quicker. That is always going to save you money. Building here often seems to take even the most organized a year or two. Compare that to force ten week build, if you have your cistern/foundation buildt, well it doesnt get much better here.


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Bruno
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September 1, 2008 6:55 pm  

Check out Premier Builders. http://www.zodbhpfi.phvi.com/ They are building a house in Clairmont at present. It is a very interesting building concept. 10" foam walls filled with re-bar and concrete. House runs on mostly solar. I do solar and led lights for them. The house is a grid-tie setup with three day batt backup instead of a gen-set. The insulation value is very good, making it easy to a/c. I have been in these type of houses in the states, any they are very green. Check it out. Richard will also build to your design also.


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speee1dy
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September 2, 2008 12:12 pm  

you could try tropical builders 340-626-7811. tom can build anything you want.


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heepajeep
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September 2, 2008 3:21 pm  

depends on what your definition of "green" is.
construction materials or post construction advantages?
foam, steel and concrete are not always considered to be "green" by many.


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islandjoan
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September 2, 2008 5:05 pm  

Check this site out: http://www.aidomes.com/

I looked them up because there's a house on STX for sale, listed on MLS (#08-831) . If I had the extra cash I'd buy it in a heartbeat! (hoping to win the lottery and then it's mine, unless someone else buys it first.


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EngRMP
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September 2, 2008 8:07 pm  

I wonder how well suited the dome homes are for solar panels?


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rmmccoll
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September 7, 2008 4:37 pm  

contact onaje jackson at ojssdi@yahoo.com 340-718-4711
he knows all on island and helps install solar, wind, etc..he owns ssdi that specializes in green.

tell him robert referred you--i got a solar system from him... with a locals discount...
robert


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Bombi
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September 8, 2008 2:02 am  

Good Green Buildings are generally the result of a motivated customer who has done the research and translated the goals of the project to a designer or architect. Green is good but in the tropics the building needs to be strong. Concrete, according to the Portland Cement Council is a green building material. Also one huge thing that is hardly ever included in buildings here is insulation.
Green can become very expensive very quickly. Focus on practical stuff like alternative power, energy efficiency and low maintenance and in the long run the green will be in your pocket,


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Jules
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September 9, 2008 7:35 pm  

Regarding dome homes (both geodesic and monolithic), I wonder how you gutter the roof to collect water for your cistern.


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B&J
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October 5, 2008 2:12 pm  

Hi everyone,

Sorry I got sick after I posted this message and just had a chance to read all the responses. WOW what a great group of people you all are!!!! I don't post often but when I do yu guys are great. Thank you all so much for your responses. I will be looking into all of them.

B&J


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