01.15.16 by Heather Wallace -
Green BuilderŽ Media, the leading media company
in North America focusing on green building and sustainable
living, recently announced The Winners of its 8th Annual Green
Home of the Year Awards. Nine projects were selected to
represent this year's best green homes.
The Beach House won
Best Renovation Of The Year.
An 83-year-old beach house gets a deep energy retrofit,
but retains the grace and beauty of the original home.
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From The Judges:
"This is a great example of green, energy-efficient retrofit.
We need more of these."
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The Beach House is Energy Star Certified, with a HERS rating of
and LEED Platinum Certification rating of 90.
"The masterful combining of creativity and building science
so beautifully and convincingly demonstrated in these projects
should inspire everyone, everywhere in the shelter industry
to emulate these extraordinary designers and builders."
The kitchen cabinetry were constructed with sheathing from the
original roof, exterior walls and attic flooring.
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including many 'before & after' photos
"if it's not beautiful, it's not sustainable"
Architect Lance Hosey