Discover eBuilt Technology at The Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show

Home & Garden Show Essex Homes is participating in this year’s 49th Annual Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show from March 13 to 15 in Columbia. The focal point of the Essex Homes exhibit is a “house” that demonstrates the eBuilt technology that is built into every Essex home.

Mike Cancilla, Columbia division manager with Essex Homes, states, “Our three-walled ‘home’ highlights many eBuilt technology components including a tankless water heater, blower door, window display, insulation and advanced framing techniques. Seeing a tangible example of these products helps potential buyers to visualize the energy efficiency that is included in each of Essex’s new homes.” A tabletop display shows the value of radiant barrier sheathing and how it improves the home’s overall temperature.

Essex’s eBuilt homes are designed to accomplish three specific goals:

  1. Reduce the home’s energy consumption.
  2. Reduce environmental impact during and after construction.
  3. Help homeowners save money on utility bills.

As a special bonus, friends of Essex Homes can visit the Home & Garden Show for FREE. To receive a free ticket, simply click here and register online.

Hosted by the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA), the Home & Garden show features more than 250 exhibitors in all areas of home building, remodeling and gardening. Attendees can get ideas for home renovation projects from turning a backyard into an outdoor living oasis to remodeling a family room.Home & Garden Show

In addition to all of the exhibits, attendees can take advantage of free educational seminars. Beginning Friday, March 13, there will be a full schedule of seminars. A few topics include Design, Build, Remodel – Ideas to Last a Lifetime, Water Smart Landscapes, What is a High Performance Home and Salad Gardens.

A number of special events are planned during the weekend. Friday, March 13 is Senior Day which means free admission for those over age 62, as well as a few targeted activities. Later that night, adults will enjoy a variety of wines and selected beers at the Wine and Beer Walk. On Saturday, March 14, students in 3rd to 12th grades will race solar powered cars during the Junior Solar Sprint.

The Home & Garden Show hours are Friday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $6 per person at the show; however, don’t forget about reserving your free ticket! Kids 14 and under are free and seniors 62 and over will be able to enter free on Friday, March 14 for Senior’s Day.

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