Mark Johnson Custom Homes, Inc is proud to use an environmentally smart option in their Green home in the Landfall Community in Wilmington, NC.

Mohawk Carpet leads innovation in sustainable flooring with SmartStrand® carpet with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer. In a partnership with DuPont, this carpet exclusively offers fiber made with Bio-PDO™ (the key Sorona® ingredient), which is produced from corn sugar.

By utilizing this new ingredient, 37 percent of Sorona® is being made from renewable resources. This marks the first time that a luxuriously soft carpet offers durability and stain protection, while also making less of an environmental impact.


DuPont™ Sorona® plays a major role in the worldwide objective of a renewable economy and represents a new frontier in sustainability. This carpet is environmentally smart because:

– The production of Sorona® polymer requires 30 percent less energy than the production of an equal amount of nylon.

– Greenhouse gas emissions from the production of Sorona® are 63 percent lower than nylon manufacturing.

– This energy reduction results in approximately one gallon of gasoline saved per every seven square yards of carpet.

The superior stain resistance of SmartStrand® carpet is engineered into the fiber and will never wear or wash off, meaning consumers will never need to retreat the carpet with stain protectors after steam cleaning.

And this engineered-in stain resistance reaches new levels of protection, allowing tough stains such as mustard, red wine, and cherry Kool-Aid® to be removed simply with warm water and a mild detergent, or with Mohawk FloorCare™ Essentials. The fiber even resists discoloration from bleach.

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Mark Johnson Custom Homes is currently building a Landfall custom home that will be the first LEED Certified Platinum home in North Carolina. The team is already familiar with Green remodeling products that would be required for a homeowner to retrofit or regreen their home. MJCH understands that utilizing the model types and products that qualify for the tax credit is key for clients to qualify for the maximum credit available.  We work within the guidelines to ensure our clients recieve the maximum tax credits where applicable.  Contact the the team at Mark Johnson Custom Homes to set up an appointment for a green remodeling consultation 910-443-5422.

The following are excerpts from the NAHB article on Tax Credits.  For the entire article click here.

Expanded Energy Tax Credit to Boost Demand for Renovation Jobs
Beefed-up tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements in the new economic stimulus package are expected to help increase demand for green renovation projects this year and next.

Under the stimulus legislation signed by President Obama, the percentage of the cost and lifetime cap have been tripled to 30% and $1,500, respectively; the list of eligible improvements has been expanded and the deadline for applying has been extended through the end of 2010.

The new tax credit also is in alignment with industry research showing that remodeling and retrofitting the nation’s older homes will have a far more significant impact on reducing residential energy consumption than meeting even the most aggressive efficiency goals for new homes, according to Greg Miedema, CGR, CGB, CAPS, chairman of NAHB Remodelers.

The bottom line is that retrofitting existing homes with energy-efficient features is four to eight times more carbon- and cost-efficient than adding further energy-efficiency requirements to new housing, the study showed.

Tax Credit How-to

Details on qualifying improvements will soon be available at the IRS Web site.

Home owners should submit the appropriate schedule forms with their tax returns and should retain records that include:

  • Name and address of the manufacturer
  • Identification of the component
  • Make, model or other appropriate identifiers
  • Statement that the component meets the 25C standards
  • Climate zones for which the criteria are satisfied
  • Additional information for storm windows, if applicable

Custom Homes in Landfall

October 9th, 2008

Check out this wonderful custom home in Landfall by Mark Johnson Custom Homes!