An exclusive look at GreenSpur Inc.’s new project: Value Driven Modular Homes and online green products catalog launches today
It seems that these days, every which way you turn you are being forced to listen to how this that or the other thing has gone green. How can you even keep track? Even better yet, how can you achieve the level of sustainability that most of us are striving for these days? Here in the DC Metro area, there are so many companies looking to make an impact on their community and their environment, it is hard to know who is for real, and who is just riding that ever present green wave. Ed Begely Jr. isn’t the only one with a comprehensive guide to green living… At long last, there is the semblance of an answer and in a nice neat online package for Northern Virginians and DC dwellers- use it as your very own comprehensive product guide to green living!
Mark Turner is in the green building business; as the 2010 National Green Project of the Year award winner, he wanted to take his high end products- which are already incredibly “green” and make them available to everyone. After many long months of conceptualization and research, McLean Virginia’s own, GreenSpur Inc. in conjunction with award winning Cunningham Quill Architects, Mark Turner’s GreenSpur is launching a new line of modular homes along with a green living product and services guide. These homes are the ultimate in sleek, sexy design, are environmentally friendly, and completely attainable.
One of the aspects that makes this project so intriguing is that each home can be tailored to the homeowners needs. What is the most important thing to you about where you live and how you use the space you live in? Think first about how you live in your home now. What would you change? What do you love? GreenSpur’s Value Driven Modular homes are smart like that… you can take the pieces of your own personal lifestyle puzzle and make the home fit your needs in an environmentally friendly, sustainable, and architecturally stunning way. From the way that you work from home, or how you entertain, these new value driven modular homes are designed around the way you live. Created from custom, yet pre-fabricated SIPS panels- each home can be designed to simple specifications in an infinite amount of configurations. Timing is everything when you are building a new home: You can be living in your very own green built home in a fraction of the time it takes to do a full-scale regular green built home. I have been lucky enough to work with some of the regions best builders and it is intriguing to see a home of this quality and of this much style being “turned around” in such a short amount of time. Back in Texas, I saw some luxury custom home builds take as long as 18 months. I recently wrote an article about how far modular and pre-fabricated homes have come over the last 20 years… GreenSpur’s product is anything but boxy…The lines of the homes are unique to the style of the home owner and the homes are, again, crafted to meet the needs of how the homeowner will actually live in their space.
Beyond the modular homes, the exclusive online catalog will offer environmentally friendly products and services collectively in one place. Local vendors, artisans, and service providers have teamed up with GreenSpur to encourage sustainable and healthy living by presenting their services through this catalog. To look at this online catalog is to reminisce over Sears and Robuck, from the day when you could find everything that you needed all in one place from the comfort of your own home and from a trusted brand, to boot. Greenspur took the time to understand what eco-friendly shoppers are looking for an d consolidated these items to their easy to use and peruse catalog. When Mark first described the catalog, he asked, “do you remember J. Peterman?” -internal monologue as an answer- of Seinfeld??? Well, the design is clean yet quirky through the occasional throw back to our friends Mr. J. Peterman and Elaine Benes – it is smartly laid out into categories which pertain to each element of how we live and described in an elegant way that draws you into the element. Each of the 12 categories include short, poetic vignettes and environmental statistics to keep things fresh and informative. All elements are available Earth, Sky, Air, Water, down to Community, you can find exactly what you are looking to buy for your healthy lifestyle. If you are an avid gardener and are looking for a good solution to roof run-off, check out “Water” and find Maryland’s AquaBarrel. If you are in need of a home energy audit to see if your home is leaking air, find the “Air” category and look up Conway Green Construction. GreenSpurs’ catalog has created a beautifully convenient, one-stop green living guide for those of us living in the DC Metro and Northern Virginia areas.
We can’t always expect to know the answers when all of this “green” stuff is coming at us. Hearing “you should live this way, you should live that way…. ” is not what we want to hear. It is about making our own choices, and with the GreenSpur’s new line of Value Driven Modular homes and the ever growing roster of environmentally friendly vendors and services that are local to us here in the DC Metro Area, you have the choice to live your life as sustainably as you want to. It like a Choose Your Own Adventure for sustainable living.