Dr. and Mrs. Schleupner moved back to the Roanoke area after living in North Carolina for several years. They enjoyed the home they lived in and wanted to have it rebuilt on their new property (with some minor changes). They were also very interested in building a sustainable, energy efficient home. This was our first attempt at building a Green Home and with the help of the technical staff at EarthCraft we were able to earn a Gold Rating on our first home. We have gone back and reviewed their utility expenses and over a 14 month period their total utility expenses (electricity and propane) have averaged only $104 per month.