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Green Certifications Fetch Higher Home Sales

Written by: Evan Bost    April 25th, 2018    Home Design and Decor Mag Editorial, green building, energy efficient home    No Comments

Riddle me this: How do increasingly strict energy codes increase the risk of indoor air pollution and mold? It seems logical that higher efficiency appliances, lighting, and HVAC systems would be constructed with less harmful materials than their predecessors, and that HVAC air filtering/ventilation features would only be improving, so why the increased risk? The…

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The Lodge at Avalaire Featured on the Triangle Wide Green Home Tour

Written by: Evan Bost    March 15th, 2018    Avalaire, Healthy Home, green building, energy efficient home, FreeRain    No Comments

Did you miss the chance to tour our 2017 Parade Home back in October? Want to tour it while learning about the green features in the home? If yes, mark your calendars for the weekends of April 28th and May 5th for the Spring Green Home Tour!  The free, self-guided tour will feature homes across the Triangle that meet…

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A Labor of Love – Building Casa Lucca

Written by: Evan Bost    May 26th, 2017    Home Design and Decor Mag Editorial, Masonry Construction / Concrete, energy efficient home, architecture, reclaimed / recycled materials, recycled materials, FreeRain, Concrete Masonry, Concrete Masonry Design, Parade of Homes    No Comments

Winemaking – an artisanal tradition entwined with thousands of years of history.  In old-world regions such as Bordeaux, the Rhone Valley, and Tuscany, many vineyards have been operated by the same family for dozens of generations. In these traditional wine regions, winemakers pass down their love of viticulture to their children, along with their heirloom…

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Triangle Business Journal’s 2016 RRE Awards – Top Green Builder: Bost Custom Homes

Written by: Evan Bost    May 1st, 2017    Awards & Honors, Raleigh Custom Homes, green building, energy efficient home, construction    No Comments

Repost from the Triangle Business Journal Top Green Builder: Bost Custom Homes Top Triangle executive: Rex Bost Top executive’s title: President No. of Triangle employees: Eight Number of units sold in the Triangle in 2016: Seven Describe your company’s accomplishments in 2016. We broke ground on our first spec home since 2007 in Carolina Crossings…

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Our Most Energy Efficient, Modern Home To Date

Written by: Evan Bost    March 1st, 2017    Home Design and Decor Mag Editorial, energy efficient home    No Comments

For nearly two decades, Scott Berkowitz and Ruth Ewing Berkowitz knew they would retire in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. The couple resided here when Scott was a professor at Duke University during the ‘90s, and their children have always called the Triangle home. In 2014, the time came to look at properties for relocation in the area, and the initial thought was to…

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Bost Homes Now Providing Energy Efficient Remodels and Consultation

Written by: Bost Homes    February 2nd, 2009    energy efficient home    No Comments

Bost Custom Homes is a member of the Green Home Builders of the Triangle, an Energy Star Builder, and has on staff a National Association of Home Builders Certified Green Professional. These designations along with Bost’s commitment to green building over the last decade make us a great choice to assist any homeowner looking to…

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Cary May Offer Incentives For Going Green

Written by: Bost Homes    May 28th, 2008    green building, energy efficient home, NBC 17    No Comments

NBC-17, By Laura Barron AS GROWTH CONTINUES IN THE TRIANGLE, ENERGY EFFICIENCY IS BECOMING A PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CONCERN. A bill has been introduced in the North Carolina Senate that would authorize the Town of Cary to give developers incentives to build energy-efficient homes and offices. Custom home builder Rex Bost, who has been building…

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Greening The American Dream

Written by: Bost Homes    June 13th, 2007    green building, energy efficient home    No Comments

By Iris June Vinegar TIRED OF HEARING PROFANITY LIKE GLOBAL WARMING, OZONE LAYER, POLLUTION AND — DARE WE SAY IT — CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS? DON’T WORRY. WE WON’T GET INTO GREENHOUSE GASES, JUST GREEN HOUSES.  That’s green as in healthy-built houses that can not only improve the health of their occupants but our precious environment. These green…

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Truly Tuscan – Casa Lucca The Showcase For A Cure Home

Written by: Bost Homes    April 23rd, 2007    green building, energy efficient home, construction, architecture, custom homes, residential construction, interior design    No Comments

By Kelly McCall Branson HIDDEN LAKE RETREAT The 2007 Showcase for a Cure home accomplishes its mission on so many dimensions. The Casa Lucca was designed as a showcase to increase awareness about blood-related cancers and to raise funds to aid in the research and treatment of these diseases. And this Hidden Lake waterfront Tuscan…

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The Strong Silent Type

Written by: Bost Homes    August 29th, 2005    green building, energy efficient home, Innovative Solutions, Concrete Masonry    No Comments

Residential Concrete Masonry – August 2005 When Rex Bost of Bost Custom Homes in Cary, North Carolina was chosen to build the 5th Annual New Homes & Ideas Dream Home he chose concrete masonry construction to create a sound and quiet home. “Concrete masonry gives you a much stronger wall and when adding grout and…

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Custom Concrete Masonry Construction

Written by: Bost Homes    June 3rd, 2005    green building, energy efficient home, architecture, custom homes    No Comments

June 2005, By Rex A. Bost ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND WEATHER RESISTANCE MAKE CMUS DESIRABLE FOR HOMEBUILDING Huddled on the den floor with my family all night while Hurricane Fran’s eye passed 10 miles to the south of our central North Carolina home, I had time to re-think the way we build custom homes. I had frequently…

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Getting Organized For The Next 1000 Years

Written by: Bost Homes    January 27th, 2001    green building, energy efficient home, construction, Innovative Solutions, technology, News & Observer    No Comments

The News & Observer, By Denise Quinlan 01/01/00 oh my! You’re living in a new millennium and your resolve is high! You’ve made those lists of resolutions and you’ve checked them twice. You’re determined to not muddle through the next century the way you did the last decade or two, and way at the top of…

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