A look at an eco-friendly store

Introduction

I was inspired to learn about TreeHouse, a smart and sustainable home improvement store in Austin, TX, whose commitment to eco-friendly home solutions goes beyond just talk. TreeHouse offers a variety of “green” products ranging from solar panels and rainwater harvesting systems, to toxin-free paint and furniture made from sustainable products.

The Details

The 25,000-square-foot Dallas store will have more than 5,000 to 10,000 square feet of outdoor space to display native landscaping, rainwater collection and other projects the store will sell. The store features home decor products, including paint and flooring, and performance products, including roofing, insulation, windows and LED lighting.

When constructing their retail stores, TreeHouse put its money where its mouth is by ensuring each location produced as much energy as they consume, making them amongst the first zero energy buildings in the nation.

TreeHouse follows the same renewable energy visions as Pfister Energy. By adding integrated stackable technologies such as cool roofing practices, daylighting, thermal energy, and rainwater harvesting to a roof, you expand its primary function from basic protection from the elements to a valuable asset that can generate enough power coupled with energy efficiency to offset most, if not all, the buildings energy needs.

I applaud the TreeHouse Company for its vision that will continue to pay dividends for many years and lead the way for others to follow into their footsteps.

Read the recent article in The Dallas Morning News

Interesting Fact:

From 2015 to 2018, annual green building construction spending in the U.S. is projected to increase 15 percent a year, reaching $224.4 billion in 2018.

SOURCE: The U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Building Economic Impact Study, prepared by Booz Allen Hamilton

Written by Wayne Pfisterer