I am honored, humbled, proud and excited to have received the GOLD 2012 Energy Value Home Awards ( EVHA) New Home/ Hot Climate Award last week at the NAHB Research Council Energy Value Home Award ceremonies this past Wednesday in Orlando, Florida during the NAHB International Builder Show.
Unexpectedly, I also won an IPAD at the BASF booth after playing their construction related ‘jeopardy game’. They gave one away at the end of each day of the event. I happened to be walking by about 4:30pm on Wednesday and was corralled into the challenge booth to play the last game of the day against two others. The highest score for the day had been 14 out of 18. I answered 16 correctly and therefore was awarded the coool prize of an IPAD!!!
Anyway, I made quite a few important contacts and hope that they will help the S.E.E.D. Home to sprout and blossom in the near future.
Many of the events at the International Builder Show can be seen online at the IBS Show
When one of our local news stations, KGUN 9 (who had done a story on The S.E.E.D. Home during construction) found out it was receiving the EVHA award they called and asked to do another story. I was interviewed about a week ago by reporter Stephani Ruiz. This morning she did two live broadcasts outside of the house, incorporating the earlier interview. If you’d like to see the story and video click here. I don’t know if this is a permalink, so I don’t know if it will always work.
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This is a pictoral journal of construction of The S.E.E.D. Home® from site prep to present. The interior framing is in process and we’ll be adding more as we have the time. We’ve come a long way.