Columbia, SC Builder Wins National Green Building Award
This award was given out back in the spring but pointing out innovation in one of our most respected builders is worth repeating. Mungo Homes of Columbia South Carolina has been recognized for its green building construction. Here is the article that appeared on Mungo Homes’ website.
RALEIGH, N.C. – The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has honored Mungo Construction for the 2010 Green Project of the Year for Rosewood Hills in Columbia, S.C.
“This community is a great example of green building done right while also done affordably,” said Eric Borsting, chair of the NAHB Green Building Subcommittee. “This should be an example for other builders to look to when constructing energy–efficient and earth–friendly housing in their own communities.”
A Mungo Construction designed and built neighborhood, Rosewood Hills is a partnership with the Housing Authority of Columbia and consists of LEED for Home certified affordable for-sale and rental units. The project is an example of the Mungo Construction philosophy of “Do what Makes Sense” that employs the basic principles of “building green” – identifying the needs and desires of their customers, leading to a customized plan to achieve the goals identified, and supporting the construction of safer, more sustainable and more durable homes, taking into consideration both cost of construction and cycle time of new homes.
Of the award, Mungo Construction Division President Thom Chumney – Certified Green Professional and a LEED® AP Homes – said, “This award is a culmination of hard work by our staff and a great partnership with the Columbia Housing Authority. We are committed to help raising the awareness of the affordability and the practicality of incorporating more durable and sustainable procedures into the construction of all homes.”
Rosewood Hills and its builders, Mungo Construction, LLC, were honored at the 12th Annual NAHB National Green Building Conference in Raleigh, N.C. On hand to accept the award for Mungo Construction were Thom Chumney and Steven Mungo.