A Storybook Home Make-Over

Submitted by office on Thu, 12/21/2023 - 13:28

In 2021, E3 purchased a 1930's Tudor-style home in Madison, TN in desperate need of renovation help. The home had solid bones, but deffered maintenance and a lack of TLC over the years left the interior in dire condition.

It is very common to see rough older homes like this knocked down, only to be replaced with two or three new "tall-and-skinies." However, there is useful embedded energy in existing structures, and not to mention, irreplaceable charm. 

Walking the Talk: Transforming a house into a sustainable healthy home

Submitted by office on Fri, 11/10/2023 - 16:59

E3 Innovate recently completed a renovation project on a home south of Nashville in the Green Hills area. The home was built in 2015 but one of the HVAC systems had already reached the end of its life and needed to be replaced. This prompted the homeowners to take action, after having gone through an entire summer without an HVAC system on their second floor! 

A Healthy Home Makeover Success Story

Submitted by office on Thu, 06/01/2023 - 15:20

In August 2022, The Hansen family, Ben and Lisa, came to E3 INNOVATE as a referral from their functional medicine doctor. The family had gotten sick from mold found in a rental home they had been living in a year prior. This motivated the family to build a custom home so they could start fresh with new construction materials. Unfortunately, mold has no sympathy, and in just a few months after moving into their new place, it showed up again.

Is Moisture in a Crawlspace Inevitable?

Submitted by office on Wed, 11/10/2021 - 13:31

Recently, a homeowner reached out to E3 with a concern about moisture in his crawlspace. He and his young family have been living in the house for about four months and there is (already) significant moisture in the crawlspace.

After contacting his builder, the builder arranged for an inspector to take a look at the situation. 

The inspector made the comment that moisture in a crawlspace is like the sun setting in the west. It's "normal" and according to his statement, it's just a fact of life.

A Custom Home in Lebanon TN

Submitted by office on Thu, 05/09/2019 - 14:44

In 2016, a local builder came to E3 with a vision for his family's new high performance home. The property, tucked back on a quite country road in rural Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, was surrounded by tall old trees and acres of privacy.

Just in Time for a Healthy Home Makeover

Submitted by office on Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:48

Last fall, a family of young professionals purchased their first home, an older home in the 12 South neighborhood that had fallen somewhat into disrepair after years on the rental market. The new owners wanted E3’s help to ensure their new home would be a healthy living space for their young family.

Weathering the storm

Submitted by office on Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:42

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma brought a lot of rain to Nashville. How did your crawlspace weather the storms? 

Moisture issues in crawlspaces are as common as pumpkins in October. That's why it's important to check on things under your house on a regular basis. Moisture in crawlspaces can accumulate in a number of ways, including:

Preserve Hardwood Floors with Moisture Control

Submitted by office on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:08

"We love our hardwood floors. They are clean, elegant, and withstand the harsh foot traffic of kids, pets, and parties. If we take care of our floors, they should last the entire life of the home! In that senses, they are a great economical and sustainable choice. So, what should we do to maintain our beautiful investment?"

The #1 thing to focus on is humidity control.

To understand why this is the case, let’s talk science for just a moment.