Dream House Plans and Her Dream Home Announce the 2010 Winning Entries from the First Annual ENERGY STAR Home Plan Competition

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Dream House Plans and Her Dream Home magazine are pleased to announce the 2010 winning entries from the first annual Dream House Plans & ENERGY STAR home plan competition.

Dream House Plans and Her Dream Home magazine are pleased to announce the 2010 winning entries from the first annual Dream House Plans & ENERGY STAR home plan competition.

This new collection of Award Winning ENERGY STAR® house plans feature innovative, sustainable designs from the leading architects and designers in the United States. These new plans are part of our first annual green home plan competition, designed to inspire consumers to build healthy, affordable and energy efficient homes that incorporate green building techniques and eco-friendly products.

This new collection offers nearly 50 amazing, new energy-efficient designs available in a wide range of styles and sizes and featuring all the design amenities that today’s homeowners expect. These ENERGY STAR plans include detailed specifications designed for specific building locals allowing homeowners up to 20 to 30% of energy costs savings and reducing the usage of fossil fuels while contributing to the preservation of our environment.

Therma-Tru®, Fypon®, Wayne-Dalton®, Danze® and Lumber Liquidators®, companies that offer high-quality, sustainable home products sponsored this innovative competition. Every house plan in this collection features their most eco-friendly products specified directly on the construction blueprints. Product specifications like fiberglass garage doors, entry and patio doors, water-efficient kitchen and bath fixtures, eco-friendly flooring, urethane millwork and columns and insulation are showcased on interactive floor plans on DreamHousePlans.com.

“With the World Bank reporting 80 countries with water shortages and with the rising costs of nonrenewable fossil fuels and their impact on our environment, more and more families are building energy efficient, environmentally conscientious homes,” says Tammy Crosby, CEO of Dream House Plans. “Our new collection inspires consumers to select more WaterSense® fixtures and other eco-friendly products that reduce the impact on our environment and save thousands of dollars of energy costs over the life of their home.”

The majority of the plans in this collection are cutting-edge, new designs and a few of our best-sellers redesigned with progressive, energy-efficient elements. If you’re considering building a green home, you’ll want to consider the plans in this new collection of ENERGY STAR® exclusive designs.

To launch this new collection we have published a Special Green Issue of Her Dream Home Magazine, featuring all of these new green designs as well as insightful articles about curb appeal, insulation, top appliances and home design tips.

Consumers can also see this new collection of green home plans in the new April issue of Green Builder Magazine, a leading resource for sustainable residential building.

In an effort to promote healthy residential living environments and sustainable building, Dream House Plans offers consumers and builders several informative resources where they can stay up-to-date on home design and green building products. Check out Green Living, Dream Green and Her Dream Home for great design ideas for the perfect green home!

About Dream House Plans:
Dream House Plans consists of America’s leading residential architects and designers offering one of the most comprehensive pre-drawn house plan collections on the web. With thousands of house plans, home plans and floor plans, superior customer service, free shipping, free design consultation and free modification estimates, there’s no better place to purchase the blueprint for your new home.

About ENERGY STAR®:
ENERGY STAR® was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce green house gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR® label can be found on more than 50 different kinds of products as well as buildings and new homes. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR®, prevent green house gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government. In 2007 alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR®, saved $16 billion on their energy bills while reducing green house gas emissions equivalent to those from 27 million vehicles.

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