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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    Healthy Home, Avalaire, 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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As Seen in Home Design | Decor Mag: Indoor Air Quality

Written by: Evan Bost    November 13th, 2017    Healthy Home, Home Design and Decor Mag Editorial, green building, custom homes    No Comments

This blog post is a contributed editorial featured in the Triangle Home Design and Decor Magazine December/January edition.  A frequently circulated statistic in the healthy home industry states that the average American spends 90% of their life indoors. A study conducted by the EPA in the early 90’s revealed that respondents spent 87% of their…

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

Written by: Evan Bost    May 1st, 2017    Raleigh Custom Homes, Awards & Honors, 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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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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The Meredith

Written by: Bost Homes    April 26th, 2007    green building, construction, architecture, custom homes, residential construction, interior design    No Comments

LIVING IN A GREEN HOME SHOULD MAKE EVERYONE FEEL GOOD, BUT A HEALTHY HOUSE IS A MUST FOR PERSONS WITH ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES.  That’s why building The Meredith, a 2001 Parade house in Durham’s Treyburn golf course community, was a labor of love for its builder, Michele Meyers, who started building green because of severe…

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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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Reclaimed Treasures

Written by: Bost Homes    October 15th, 2006    green building, reclaimed / recycled materials, recycled materials, News & Observer    No Comments

News & Observer, By Emily Matchar “In this fast-paced world we live in, where everything can feel so superficial sometimes, I think people begin to long for things from the past,” said Rex Bost, striding through the basement of his almost-finished home in Morrisville’s Preston golf community. As a builder with more than 23 years experience…

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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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“Big Bad Wolf” Not Welcome Here

Written by: Bost Homes    May 1st, 2000    Masonry Construction / Concrete, green building, Concrete Masonry, The Triangle's Newhome Guide    No Comments

The Triangle’s Newhome Guide, 2000 MASONRY CONSTRUCTION COMES TO THE TRIANGLE Residential builders in Florida, the southwestern United States and most of Europe have been framing with block and concrete for years. So why is Triangle builder Rex Bost, President of BOST Construction Company, involved in this type of construction? Because the more he’s learned about…

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