Skokie, IL (PRWEB) February 27, 2014
Priority Energy and StreetScape Development, who together won the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Builders Challenge Award in 2013, will partner again to create 27 new “Builders Challenge” homes at Floral Avenue in Skokie, IL. Priority Energy will provide the energy efficiency products and verification services that will enable the homes to meet the DOE’s rigorous requirements for superior indoor air quality, minimal air and moisture leakage, durability and ultra-low utility costs.
A DOE Builders Challenge Home must meet national program requirements in order to achieve this prestigious title. To accomplish this, StreetScape partnered with leading energy solutions company, Priority Energy in Park Ridge. Their expertise and high-performance product line will enable the homes to go above and beyond IECC 2012 building code requirements as well as exceed Energy Star 3.0 standards for air leakage, water management, indoor air quality, and duct sealing.
Priority Energy’s products include EnviroDri, Tuff’n Dri, Aeroseal, Lifebreath Clean Air Furnaces, HRVs, and Intellihot Tankless Water Heaters. In addition to the comfort and health benefits associated with these products, homeowners will have utility costs that are 40-50% less than those of a typical house.
“Only 1% of all the builders in the U.S. are committed to this standard of energy efficiency in their homes. We are proud to be Streetscape’s Builders-Challenge partners,” says Robert Schildgen, owner of Priority Energy. “Floral Avenue homeowners can be assured they have a home with the latest energy efficiency technology, superior construction and the smallest carbon footprint possible.”
The first phase of Streetscape Development’s Floral Avenue project will consist of 7 single-family homes and 12 smaller coach homes in a community-oriented, walk-to-town location. The revitalization will be the largest single-family residential development built in Skokie in the last 15 years. Prices start in the mid-$300,000s and construction is scheduled to begin this spring.
About Priority Energy, LLC
Priority Energy is dedicated to improving our well being by maximizing the performance of the structures we live and work in. They will accomplish this through the education of their customers (contractors, builders, code officials, architects, and home owners), by training BPI and RESNET certified professionals to further building science knowledge and the identification, introduction and installation (where necessary) of the highest quality products and services available in the marketplace.
About StreetScape Development
A fully integrated development company, StreetScape believes that a home is the ultimate consumer product and that every aspect of it must be designed with the owner in mind. StreetScape's in-house capabilities include marketing/promotion, design, engineering and construction. The firm uses sophisticated Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology to facilitate highly efficient design and optimize construction. In the end, this approach provides a great product at an exceptional value to its customers.