To celebrate the 116th anniversary of the invention of modern air conditioning, Carrier is donating dozens of heating and cooling systems to Habitat for Humanity’s annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, including systems that support net zero energy. For the first time, four Habitat homes of St. Joseph County will achieve this distinction, meaning they will produce as much renewable energy as they consume over the course of a year. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Net zero energy home construction is a bold departure from conventional homebuilding. Constructed to be air-tight, the homes are well-insulated, energy efficient, carbon emission-free, and they result in a net zero energy bill. High efficiency climate controls systems are essential in achieving a net zero home. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the typical American home spends approximately 43 percent of their energy bills on heating and cooling.
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Clayton Homes is announcing that its homebuilding facility in Rutledge, Tenn., has received ISO 14001 Certification, making the company the first homebuilder among the members of the Manufactured Housing Institute to receive this achievement in the United States.*
The ISO 14001 certification is awarded to buliding facilities that have instituted international measures designed to reduce the cost of waste management and save energy consumption. The implementation of the ISO standard at the Clayton Rutledge facility will result in reduced waste, lowered consumption of energy and the promotion of the recycling of building materials, which endorses environmentally friendly operating procedures. Clayton Homes is leading the American homebuilding industry by example, putting the well being of its team members and the environment first. The continued cost savings of these green practices are one of the reasons why Clayton Homes is able to provide homeowners with affordable, smart homes.
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Tornado and high winds are some of the most destructive forces of nature. While tornadoes are frequent in the Great Plains, South, and Midwest, there is no state in the country that isn’t at risk. As the nation’s largest property insurer, State Farm wants to make sure you and your family are prepared for the destructive and potentially deadly force of a tornado.
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Blu® Homes, Inc. (“Blu”), America’s leading provider of premium prefab homes, today announced an elegant new home model. The spacious and luxurious 2014 Element offers architect-designed styling featuring sweeping, high ceilings, and a glorious indoor/outdoor living style sparked by walls of windows and glass doors.
The Element also boasts well designed storage space, a spacious open floor plan with seamlessly connected living, dining and kitchen spaces and a cook’s kitchen highlighted by generous counter space, luxury appliance upgrade options, and beautiful use of natural light.
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Blu® Homes, Inc. (“Blu”), America’s leading provider of premium prefab homes, today unveiled a stunning Balance model that was built for Tim and Karen Wright. Tim, a grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright, is a documentary filmmaker, writer, and teacher. Karen is a management consultant in the real estate field and a board member of Taliesin Preservation, Inc. The Wrights built their Balance, whose features include a 16’ high ceiling, abundant windows and a full wall of sliding glass doors, on one hundred and twelve acres of land in southwestern Wisconsin near Taliesin East, site of Frank Lloyd Wright’s estate and a currently operational school of architecture.
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Blu® Homes, Inc. (“Blu”), America’s leading provider of premium prefab homes, today announced the newest model in its 2014 product line, the Breeze Aire. This exciting new model offers a spacious layout, high-end finishes, and standard floor plan combinations that offer this beautiful home to clients across the United States in as little as seven months, as well as highly custom choices for those who prefer to make detailed engineering changes.
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When Dwell on Design (www.dwellondesign.com), America’s largest modern design event, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 21-23, 2013, attendees will have more opportunities than ever to interact with and learn more about Blu® Homes, Inc. (“Blu”), the leading builder of precision-engineered, green prefab homes. Dwell on Designs’ 43,000 attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with Blu Homes’ architects and designers, executives and sales representatives at informative seminars and Tweetups as well as at two dedicated Blu Homes destinations: a gorgeous, interactive booth on the main floor (Booth #131) and the “Blu Homes Oasis” at Dwell Outdoor. More information about Blu Homes at Dwell on Design can be found at www.bluhomes.com/bluatdwell.
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Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation’s leaders in homebuilding quality, today announced plans to unveil Shady Oaks, a brand new collection of impressive luxury residences nestled around the natural beauty of Southlake’s oak trees, green belts and open spaces. The 10 new home designs incorporate artistry and advancement in architecture that address the changing lifestyles of today’s homeowners with an emphasis on open spaces and indoor to outdoor connectivity. Tour the stunning model home at the Grand Opening celebration Saturday and Sunday December 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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California-based precision home builder, Blu Homes (www.bluhomes.com), has taken a significant step toward revolutionizing the way homes are built in the United States with today’s announcement that it has sold and will be manufacturing the first Blu home personalized entirely online in 3-D by a consumer.
The two-bedroom Element 48 home was designed by Cathy and Walter Pearlman, using the Blu | 3-D Configurator™ (www.bluhomes.com/configurator), which allows anyone to go online to style, visualize and spend time in their own Blu Home before it is ever built.
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