A Better House, Inc., Middle Tennessee’s most established integrator of energy efficient building products, including Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) homes and commercial buildings, is now also the sole regional distributor of the newest Wind Turbine from Windtronics. Available to the public as of February 1, 2011, the Honeywell WT 6500 is a fitting addition to the list of products available through the unique company, whose ICF structures utilize the latest cutting-edge innovations in eco-friendly technology.
A Better House (iwantabetterhouse.com) was started in 2001 by Tim Hawbaker, a licensed general contractor whose passion for responsible building practices and green living led him to the ICF industry. Patented in the 1960’s, ICF structures have really taken hold in the last few years, thanks to their unparalleled stability and efficient make-up. The new fan-like Honeywell WT 6500 makes a perfect addition to such homes, further promoting the net zero-energy lifestyle by generating electricity at one-third the cost per kWh of any other wind turbine and producing up to 20% of the electricity used annually in the average household.
With tax credits available on both the Federal and State levels, adding the WT 6500 to a home, be it a retrofit or part of a new construction, is a much more cost-effective decision than many realize. What truly enhances such a decision is also what sets this new turbine apart from all others – it spins at just 1 mph and generates electricity at a mere 2 mph, thus making it the ideal selection for consumers in Tennessee, where winds average under 10 mph annually.