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From Branch to Build: The Journey of a JAG Tree Part 1

To get to the root of everything we do, start with the tree. Far from becoming destined for the wood chipper, many trees we clear in preparation for construction have a future in each home we build. The white oaks that once populated a parcel of land? They’re reborn in a great room’s resilient flooring. The black cherry trees taken …

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High-Efficiency Heat Pump Study

In 2019, we partnered with a nonprofit energy consulting firm based in Raleigh, NC called Advanced Energy, and Duke Energy Progress to study high-efficiency heat pump technologies in Asheville. According to the Department of Energy, “a heat pump can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50% compared to electric resistance heating such as furnaces and baseboard heaters. High-efficiency …

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A Net Zero Home

In 2018, we started on a custom home that wasn’t much different from our usual projects. A nice exterior, open floor plan, and adherence NC Green Built & ENERGYSTAR building standards. With a few tweaks however, this typical custom build became anything but. By adding solar panels, some extra insulation, and paying attention to the sun, this custom home has …

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Why Build Green?

As the realities of global warming, foreign oil, and toxic building materials start to rear their heads, it becomes more apparent every day for the necessity to build more sustainable housing. At JAG construction, we have been committed since our inception to building in a way that promotes more sustainable indoor environments, outdoor environments, and communities. There are numerous things …