Homeowners Phil and Erica own 200 acres outside of Nashville, Tennessee near Ashland City. The land was inherited by Erica and her siblings from her mother, who had protected it from future sub-division with the Land Trust for Tennessee. Erica wanted to build a sustainable energy efficient home that would honor her mother's legacy and last generations into the future.
Miss MaKagin Gray recently joined the E3 EcoWorks team as a Home Performance Technician. She came to E3 looking to gain experience in the home performance field. We spent some time with Miss Gray to find out a bit more about her vision for the future and how she hopes to apply her skills. Here's what she had to say:
Before joining E3, what other work opportunities have you had?
As a company who focuses on energy efficiency, our fundamental objective here at E3 INNOVATE is to promote sustainable living however possible. Although on a day-to-day basis we achieve this by creating high performance homes, we hope to inspire others to think about the bigger picture long after our work is complete. We believe the home is the centerpiece for a sustainable lifestyle. It is from here that we make choices about our health, food, transportation, and other consumable and durable goods.
In this article, we feature a1920’s nationally registered historic home in the Belle Meade neighborhood of Nashville that was carefully gutted and transformed into a high-performer. E3 served on the design, engineering, and construction teams during the 2015 and 2016 project scope. A portion of the front exterior shell and the front roof were preserved but the rest was updated with new construction materials and technology. This three thousand square-foot estate was strategically crafted to comply with the historic commission to preserve the original charm.