We want to show builders that green can be profitable for them
Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 4, 2008
BUILDER, the number one information source for the home building industry, announces the launch of http://www.BuilderLivingHome.com to provide information about its latest show home. The BUILDER LivingHome will be built on the exhibit floor at the 2009 International Builders' Show (IBS) in Las Vegas (January 20-23) and will be open for free guided tours to the more than 80,000 building industry professionals attending IBS.
The BUILDER LivingHome is the 11th show home produced by the magazine in the host city of the annual convention and the second to be constructed on the exhibit floor. The Web site, hosted as part of Builder's existing builderonline.com web site, is a comprehensive source of information about the project, including time-lapse photography of the build, 3D rendered "tour" of the home and its sponsors, profiles of the project team, a blog covering the home's off-site fabrication, and articles about the project from Builder magazine. A webinar about the home's concept and features will be posted in December, followed by episodes of BuilderTV regarding the home's fabrication and the finished product, among other topics.
"Builders who are serious about providing sustainable housing need even more information and options, which this year's show home promises to deliver," says BUILDER editorial director Boyce Thompson.
The home was adapted from a design commissioned from KieranTimberlake and is being built by Profile Structures, Inc. for LivingHomes, LLC, a developer of sustainably designed prefabricated homes. During design and production, LivingHomes evaluated the sustainability (including embodied energy) of the home's structural components, and in-house architect Amy Sims vetted the finishes to comply with the builder's commitment to sustainability - including a product's durability and affordability. "We want to show builders that green can be profitable for them," she says. "There can be a significant upcharge to build green, but there doesn't have to be."
The result of that evaluation process is a full slate of sustainable products, materials, and finishes - most of them sponsored or donated by leading industry manufacturers - that demonstrates not only the breadth of the market but also the mainstream marketability of green products and systems.
2009 BUILDER LivingHome sponsors include:
Andersen Windows & Doors
Propane Energy Research Council
Tyco Fire Products
Beam Central Vacuums by Electrolux
Energy Saving Products, Ltd.
Ford Motor Company
Generac Power Systems
Goodman Manufacturing Company
iLevel by Weyerhaeuser
Lyptus by Weyerhaeuser
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Typar Weather Protection System
About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media and information company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Business Media (Washington, D.C.), publishes 30 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, including BUILDER, REMODELING, CUSTOM HOME, CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and residential architect. Hanley Wood Business Media also offers the construction industry's foremost collection of Web sites, including BUILDER ONLINE, REMODELING ONLINE, and ebuild, the comprehensive online guide to building products, as well as the largest collection of house plans online through eplans.com and Dream Home Source.
Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $250 million company owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, LLC. CCMP Capital Advisors manages the Hanley Wood investment for JPMorgan Partners.
Founded by CEO Steve Glenn, LivingHomes (http://www.livinghomes.net) is a premier developer of modern, prefab homes that combine world-class architecture with an unparalleled commitment to health and sustainable construction. All LivingHomes products are designed to achieve at least a LEED for Homes "silver" accreditation and incorporate an environmental program that is among the most comprehensive of any production home. The model home recently achieved "platinum" certification, making it the first home in the nation to be certified platinum and only one of 20 platinum buildings in the nation. Designed by renowned architects and constructed using natural and non-toxic materials and systems, LivingHomes successfully marries style and substance.
About Profile Structures, Inc.
Since January, 1965, Feser Construction Co., and subsequently Profile Structures, Inc, has become one of the leading manufacturers of modular, light commercial buildings. Located in Santa Fe Springs, California, this company has applied assembly line production techniques to the manufacture of permanent, fully equipped, code-approved structures for varied commercial use. Utilizing pre-engineered components, custom buildings are produced in a matter of weeks from the approval of plans to occupancy. By virtue of their modular construction, the buildings can be inexpensively relocated at a future date if needed.
KieranTimberlake Associates, LLP is an award-winning and internationally published architecture firm noted for its research, and innovative design and planning services. Founded in 1984 in Philadelphia by Stephen Kieran, FAIA, and James Timberlake, FAIA, the firm is comprised of fifty four professionals, who reflect the firm's commitment to the highest quality in design and client service. Educated at the nation's finest universities, each of these professionals contributes a vital knowledge of architecture, construction and a conscientious execution and delivery of products. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Board of Directors recently awarded KieranTimberlake Associates, LLP with the 2008 AIA Architecture Firm Award based on its proven consistent ability to accept complex challenges and envision design of elegant distinction.