“This house is meant to be a menu,” he explains. “Someone interested in painting a kid’s bedroom can come in and check out the paint we use. You won’t have to fumigate the room just because of that toxic smell. You can move back in that night. Same thing with the carpets and the wood floors. Even if you’re doing a landscape project or a do-it-yourself project.”
Feis is no stranger to what he calls “greenovation,” having used Earth-friendly practices in his remodeling and building projects for more than a decade.
In addition to sustaining the Earth, going green also sustains the homes. “These [eco] products are better for the homeowner,” Feis said.
“They’re going to make the house last longer ... to make the house healthier. And a lot of the components are going to make the house more energy- efficient, so it costs less money to operate your home.”
Greenhaven is in Chelsea Landing, east Cobb County’s first eco-friendly community, and open for free tours through Aug. 9.
Eco show house: Greenhaven
9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Through Aug. 9. Free. 2380 Chelsea Landing Way, Marietta. 404-432-0356, www.greenhavenhome.com.