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| Special Advertising Section | 62 WBM july 2013 puzzle to make sure the grain looks like it should.” While the reclaimed heart pine is ever visible within the home, one of the most important unseen aspects is its energy efficiency. I t is the only home on the island with an Energy Star 3.0 classification from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and it was Nina’s work in the conservation sphere of state politics that led to the decision to pursue the classification. “The easiest thing in the world to do is energy efficiency,” she says. “You don’t have to build a geodesic dome or build some funky-looking solar house. … You can just build a regular, tradi-tional house and can make some really energy-efficient choices.” For Doster, the pursuit of the Energy Star 3.0 label meant more hours than usual spent calculating energy needs given the stringent criteria. “They make you do so many calculations; it is a lot of work to get to that level,” he says. One of the factors that helped the Landises achieve the highest Energy Star rating was Doster’s use of a liquid membrane to wrap the house. Tightly sealing all gaps and holes while allow-ing the house to breathe, Doster says the EnviroDri membrane is a little more costly than normal wrap but a superior product. In addition to the energy con-servation- focused requirements the Landises had for Doster and Sullivan, one other requirement was to create a spacious, elegant and inviting living room. One of the focal points for the homeowners, the living room features comfortable and elegant North Carolina furniture colored in the greens and blues of the ocean to accompany the natural sand and wood tones of the walls, ceiling and floors. Jimmy Doster, Doster BuilDing Company 1 Stone Street • Wrightsville Beach, N.C. 28480 • 910-619-2459 Jimmy Doster, president of Doster Building Company, is a Wrightsville Beach native. He and his team of craftsmen have built more than 100 homes throughout the coastal Carolinas. Doster Building has earned a reputation as one of the premier custom homebuilders in the Cape Fear region. Jimmy really enjoys working one-on-one with customers during the custom home building process. “Our building process is completely focused on the client,” Doster says. “We have been very fortunate over the last 20 years to have worked on some of the most beautiful homes in Wilmington and the beach communities.”


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