Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Progress at Homes in Wolf River Bluffs

As the first month of 2013 comes to a close, the homes at Wolf River Bluffs are finally looking like houses!

As of January 28, electrical wiring and plumbing are in process. The builders have begun adding Memphis Light Gas and Water's (MLGW) EcoBUILD features to the homes. The energy efficiency will help new neighbors keep costs low on their energy bills.

According to Mike Brunk, our Construction Manager, Lot 19 has a roof as exterior paint is added.

Earthquake protection is put into the new homes!

Lot 33's framing, siding, windows, and doors are in the process of going in.

Lot 34 is next to go up! Foundation on the fourth home is complete with framing beginning today or tomorrow!

Photos courtesy of Mike Brunk

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Despite the Weather, It's Coming Together!

The rain is not stopping the building at the Wolf River Bluffs Development at James Rd. and McLean Blvd.! The foundations were poured Monday, and the framing started Wednesday. 

UHI is ramping up 2013 without wasting much time. "These first four homes should be done by March as long as we stay on schedule," says Anne Meadors, Housing Production Manager. 

And we are doing just that, rain or shine!

Photos courtesy of Mike Brunk, Construction Manager. Check out more photos here

Monday, January 7, 2013

Energy Efficiency is the New Normal

DOE Funds Leading Edge Building Technologies

SustainableBusiness.com News

As part of its efforts to help homeowners and businesses reduce energy consumption and utility bills, the Department of Energy (DOE) is investing $9 million in six advanced US manufacturing projects that will improve energy performance.

“A typical American family spends nearly $2,000 per year on their home energy bills, and much of that money is wasted on air leaks and drafts in our homes’ roofs, attics and walls. By bringing new, affordable energy efficient products to the market, we can help families save money by saving energy, while strengthening U.S. manufacturing leadership in technologies that are increasingly in demand worldwide.”

United Housing's Wolf River Project incorporates the same energy efficient construction with the addition of solar panels giving these Memphis homes a cutting edge in efficiency. Take a better look here.