The energy efficient homes in the Northshore are built with solar panels to supply energy during the day. (Image: WTVC)
Local companies are working together to create a cleaner Chattanooga one home at a time.
It's part of the mission of a non-profit called Green Spaces Chattanooga.
They are building four NextGen Homes in the Northshore above Market Street.
"What we want to do with a house is make it as efficient as possible so it doesn't use very much energy, and then we put enough solar panels on it to generate the same amount of electricity as the house uses," said Michael Walton, executive director Green Spaces Chattanooga.
They make the inside as well insulated as possible by using awning windows, doors with multiple latches and designing the frame to hold more insulation than traditional homes.
Tyler Smith owns Green's Design and Supply in Chattanooga. He is building the homes using environmentally friendly and non toxic materials, from the paint to the cabinets and floors.
"Just knowing people are going to be happy and ...