"To strengthen our important initiative with the EPA® and ENERGY STAR®, The House Designers is once again sponsoring a house plan competition to provoke innovative, green architecture amongst leading U.S. residential architects and designers."
Monroe, CT (PRWEB) November 02, 2011
The House Designers and ENERGY STAR® present the 3rd Annual Green House Plan Competition created to inspire green architecture and encourage consumers and builders to build healthy, green, energy efficient homes.
"To strengthen our important initiative with the EPA® and ENERGY STAR®, The House Designers is once again sponsoring a house plan competition to provoke innovative, green architecture amongst leading U.S. residential architects and designers,” said Tammy Crosby, COO of The House Designers, the internet’s leading provider of pre-drawn house blueprints. “As a company, we are committed to educating consumers and builders about incorporating green building techniques and eco-friendly residential home products into their new homes to reduce the use of fossil fuels and promote sustainable building practices.”
“Sustainability cannot be an afterthought. It must be a synergistic process that begins with ENERGY STAR® approved working construction drawings and an ENERGY STAR® qualified builder that works with a HERS rater to assure the strict guidelines are followed that typically make a home 20-30% more efficient than standard homes,” further comments, Crosby. “The team approach to design and construction makes it easier to incorporate green building principles at every step of the building process.”
Winning house plans from the most recent competition were featured in Green Builder Magazine and Professional Builder showcasing cutting-edge green architecture in a wide variety of architectural styles and sizes. Sponsors like Therma-Tru®, Fypon® and Lumber Liquidators® who share our commitment to building sustainable homes will showcase their latest eco-friendly home products for the third year in a row and be specified directly on construction blueprints.
ENERGY STAR® and The House Designers invite any residential designer interested in submitting home plans, and residential manufacturers who are committed to sustainability and promoting building products that use energy, water and materials more efficiently to contact The House Designers.
About The House Designers: The House Designers is a leading, online residential house plan provider representing top U.S. architects and designers who comprise the majority of pre-drawn plans in America. THD has the best-selling, most popular house plans in America all under one roof owned and operated directly by the designers. THD has clients who have built their homes in every state in the U.S. and in 56 countries around the globe.
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