Energy One America Leads Green Revival on Hilton Head Island
Energy One America is leading a Green Revival on Hilton Head Island, SC, as the area rediscovers its environmentally friendly roots and embraces energy efficient home upgrades in record numbers.
Originally developed by Charles Fraser in the 1950’s, Sea Pines was the first real estate venture on Hilton Head Island and focused on environmentally sensitive land use, blending with nature rather than overpowering it, and nature oriented tourism. Fraser and team created a new style of building called “Low Country Architecture”. It is categorized by large overhangs, screen porches, low roof slopes, earth tone colors, and landscape with native plants rather than formal southern plantings. The desired effect is to blend the house into nature rather than to stand out.
Now, over 50 years later, Hilton Head Island residents are embracing modern technology to continue Fraser’s “green” vision, turning to high efficiency spray foam insulation from Energy One America. Spray foam insulation replaces fiberglass batts or blown in cellulose, both commonly used in traditional building practices. The “green” benefits of spray foam insulation from Energy One America are numerous, including lower energy bills, reduced carbon footprint, cleaner indoor air quality, and increased life for mechanical systems. The number of spray foam installations on Hilton Head Island by Energy One America is nearing 3000, and EOA gets 30 leads a week through their Bluffton office. The company continues to expand its fleet to keep up with demand, and if you live in Beaufort County, you’ve probably seen one of Energy One America’s fleet rigs, recognizable by its signature red, white, and blue logos, traveling up and down Hwy 278.
Last year, Energy One America upgraded the insulation at the Sea Pines Country Club, removing the aging and inefficient fiberglass batts and replacing them with spray foam insulation. Employees remarked that they could feel the building getting cooler as the installers moved across the clubhouse. With reduction in air conditioning costs, the upgrade should pay for itself over time. Other notable installations include the expansive crawlspace at the Town of Hilton Head Municipal Buildings, the Learning Center Roof at the Sea Pines Ocean Course, The Moss Creek Clubhouse, and bidding is under way for spray foam insulation at the new clubhouse at iconic Harbor Town, home of the PGA’s Heritage Golf Tournament.Marketing Director, Reid McCall said, “We are excited to lead Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and Beaufort County in improving energy efficiency for residential and commercial buildings. I think Charles Frasier would approve.”