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Green Building Brings Home the Gold! Scott Homes, Inc. earns national recognition

… Well, it’s kind of a greenish recycled plastic. But the award says “gold” on it and that’s good enough for us.

Scott Homes, Inc. earned the prestigious Gold Award in the 2012 national EnergyValue Housing Award® competition. The EVHA®, a program of the National Association of Home Builders, honors builders & remodelers who voluntarily incorporate energy efficiency in the design, construction & marketing of homes. The 2012 award is the third EVHA that Scott Homes has received.

“We are so pleased to be recognized by EVHA again this year,” Scott Bergford says. “For almost 30 years, we have continuously applied the latest in building science and efficiency innovation to build better and better houses right here in Olympia. I am proud of the work we’ve done on this house.”

For homeowners Eileen Ryan and Matt Cooper, the home-building experience was an adventure. “Matt and I went to Scott looking for the most energy efficient house our budget would allow,” says Eileen. “Scott was really informative and enthusiastic (when ISN’T Scott informative and enthusiastic — ed.) about getting us to our goals – past our goals, actually. He gave us much more than we hoped for.”

“This building project came at an interesting time,” Scott says. Read the rest of this entry »

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SIPs, Chinooks and Artillery: How’s the noise reduction?

“Because this house is located near a very active military base, was noise a consideration when choosing SIPs for the walls and roof? Or was the choice based solely on energy savings?”

This is a question from Deb Sagan of the EnergyValue Housing Award. (EVHA is part of the National Association of Home Builders Research Center. Winning an EVHA is a pretty big deal … and we’re, once again, finalists for this year’s competition. Yipee!!! *Ahem*)

The response from the owners was:

“Hey Deb –

We knew we were building literally across the street from a Ft Lewis training area. We knew there would be noise but had no idea how much. That was an “unknown known.”

We also didn’t know that we were right under a helicopter training flight path. That was a bit of a surprise there. Read the rest of this entry »

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