Celebrating Earth Day is a great time to reflect on ways we can help to protect our environment by living a more sustainable life. Living Dunes was designed with mother nature in mind taking extra steps to utilize eco-friendly products and building practices that result in HERS-rated energy-efficient homes, requiring less maintenance and helping to reduce the impact on our local environment.
5 Sustainable Standards At Living Dunes
1. Living Local
Living Dunes is situated in a gorgeous Grande Dunes location close to everything you need. When you live local, you cut your commute time which in turn saves money on fuel and helps you create fewer emissions. Live just steps (or a short golf cart cruise) away from the beautiful beaches, amazing shops, medical facilities, groceries, and restaurants.
2. Sustainable Products
Each home in Living Dunes uses a variety of sustainable products to create energy-efficient living spaces providing an Earth-friendly home. We use impact-resistant Viwinco windows and keep the cool air in your home to use less electricity, especially during the warmer months. Green is the focus of Elmwood Custom Cabinetry found in each home. The company makes a concentrated effort to recycle and reuse products and materials, all while creating beautiful spaces throughout each Living Dunes home. The composite pvc decking on your expansive porches is made from high-quality materials meant to stand the test of time in our coastal climate – no need for staining or painting every year like with other wooden decks.
3. Smart Homes
Structured wiring to support the technology needs of today and tomorrow is just the beginning of Living Smart at Living Dunes! As a standard, our homes also include a technology package that will help with automating and controlling your home from anywhere. Efficient homes save money and resources over time, and reliable internet speeds allow you to work remotely and reduce your need to drive. With our technology partner, GigaTech, upgraded technology packages allow you endless options in customizing the functionality of your home.
4. Quality Building Practices
Special attention was given to the materials used “behind the walls” of each Living Dunes home. Our standard building practice includes 2×6 exterior walls to provide more durability and protection from the elements and help your home be even more energy-efficient. Each home also includes spray foam insulation in the exterior walls, attic, and garage ceiling. This is not only is this better for the environment, but it’s also healthier for your family as well! You won’t find any formaldehyde, CFCs, or HCFCs.
5. A Natural Gas Community
Living Dunes has paired with Dominion Energy to create this wonderful natural gas community. Natural gas is known to improve local air quality and helps to reduce emissions and harmful pollutants.
These are just a handful of ways Living Dunes works hard to protect our environment and create your dream home using some of the highest standards on the Grand Strand.