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CGP – Certified Green Professional Course Returns to Jackson

The home builders association is bringing the CGP – Certified Green Professional designation course back to Central MS next month. I got this notification from Spence over at the association: This is Spence Tribble from the Home Builders Association of Jackson and we are excited to announce that the NAHB approved Certified Green Professional (CGP) […]

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Booby Trapped Garage Door

It’s always a good idea to inspect the garage door “before” you attempt to operate the door from the push button. You may have a booby trap waiting to “spring into action”.

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Green MLS Listings

I few months ago I spoke with Jo Usry, Excutive directory of JAR about the idea of adding an option for Green or/and Energy Efficient homes to be showcased in MLS. This past fall the option’s were added.

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How to Install Rigid Foam Insulation

Installing rigid foam on the outside of a house is a great way to double the R-value and eliminate air leaks. Large sheets of foam insulation, screwed and sealed to the walls or roof, can cover or replace conventional sheathing and create a continuous barrier to heat loss or gain—something you don’t get with cavity […]

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Gary Smith Named One of the Top Green Building Verifiers in the Country

The National Association of Homebuilders recently published a list of their most active Green Building Verifiers from across the country.  I’m proud to say, we made the list! With 13 green home verifications located from the MS gulf coast to the TN state line we’re named one of the top verifiers. By encouraging and promoting […]

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Can’t I Perform the Home Inspection Myself?

As a professional home inspector I’m uniquely suited to perform objective and comprehensive visual examinations of a house. When hiring me

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Can Energy Efficiency Tax Credit be Carried Over to Future Years?

If you purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit. Please note, not all ENERGY STAR qualified products qualify for a tax credit. ENERGY STAR distinguishes energy efficient products which, although they may cost more to purchase than standard models, will pay you […]

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Jeremy Pierpont Wins $50,000 in Green Building Contest

The Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) today announced the three winners of its Growing a Greener Mississippi building competition. Gulf Coast Builders, LLC won the $50,000 and First Place for their affordable green home in Gulfport, MS. Habitat for Humanity Bay Waveland’s entry in Bay St. Louis received Second Place and $30,000 and Village Green Builders, […]

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