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What Makes a Home Energy Star Certified?

Posted On: April, 30, 2012 | Categories: Atlantic Builders

To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20—30% more efficient than standard homes. And […]



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Green Building Practices Save Homeowners Serious Money

Posted On: April, 18, 2012 | Categories: Atlantic Builders | Fredericksburg | Green Building

The current economy has definitely heightened people’s “green"? awareness. Green — as in ecology AND economy! The hard truth: It costs a lot to build — and maintain — a home. From material costs to heating & cooling, owning a home can be an expensive proposition. Luckily, Atlantic Builders has embraced the elements of green […]



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What is the HERS index?

Posted On: April, 10, 2012 | Categories: Atlantic Builders | Energy Rating System | HERS Index

HERS stands for Home Energy Rating System. It identifies the rated home’s energy performance compared to a home built only to code requirements. A standard, code-built home has an index of 100. Each point below 100 represents a 1% improvement in overall energy performance. For example, a home with a HERS index of 70 is […]

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Atlantic Builders Sponsors Student Scholarships

Posted On: April, 2, 2012 | Categories: Atlantic Builders | Fredericksburg | Germanna Community College | Student Scholarships

Atlantic Builders is proud to sponsor scholarships to worthy students at Germanna Community College. We believe in education as a critical path for individuals to achieve more in life. We also believe the future of the world depends on getting everybody the chance to continue learning and growing. Germanna Community College serves the Fredericksburg region. […]



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Atlantic Builders' Quick Delivery Homes

Posted On: March, 26, 2012 | Categories: Atlantic Builders | Fredericksburg | Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors | Spotsylvania | Stafford County

Please see this link to a March 22, 2012 report from the Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors. The report notes that in Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties there is only a two month supply of homes listed for sale in MRIS. A balanced market is considered to be a six month supply. So there is a […]



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Live Green. Save Green. Our Homes Save You Money Every Month.

Posted On: March, 22, 2012 | Categories: Atlantic Builders | Energy Star Home | Energy Star Label | Fredericksburg

A home that has earned the Energy Star label meets the EPA’s strict guidelines for energy-efficiency and is verified by an independent third party. Energy Star homes cost less to own, protect our environment, and reduce our reliance on imported energy. Our Energy Star homes feature high-performance doors and windows, high R-value insulation, tightly constructed […]

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A TED Talk Worth Watching

Posted On: March, 16, 2012 | Categories: Atlantic Builders | TED Talk

Atlantic Builders CEO Adam Fried has something worthwhile to share! “I found this TED Talk by Peter Diamandis both eye opening and inspiring. Take 16 minutes to watch it and it will give you a bright feeling about science and technology and mankind’s ability to keep making the world better for itself at an ever […]

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Thoughts on the Local Housing Market

Posted On: January, 24, 2012 | Categories: Adam Fried | Atlantic Builders | Fredericksburg | Spotsylvania | Stafford County

There are many variables that we all know affect homebuilding production in positive and negative ways. Some of the negative ones are large amounts of continuing foreclosure homes entering the resale market, tougher credit standards for potential new home purchasers and, for residential developers and builders, lack of equity (or negative equity) in existing homes […]

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A Blog Featuring Adam Fried, CEO, Atlantic Builders, Ltd.

Posted On: January, 12, 2012 | Categories: Adam Fried | Atlantic Builders | Home Building Industry | New Home Building | New Home Values | Tom Schoedel

Like almost all residential developers and home builders, Atlantic Builders (and related LLCs) bought too much expensive land and lots in 2004, 2005 and early 2006. Looking back, I wish I had listened to my own instincts. I asked a room packed with large builders and bankers in 2003, after a prominent panel of economists […]

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