June 11th, 2010 11:25 AM by Sandy Scallan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2010
Going Up Going Green Groundbreaking
Shown in photo from left to right:
Pat Bell, Asc Parish Government, Glenda Shaheen, Asc Chamber Board, Bruce Cordova, APA, Richard Kleiner, SFPA, Gil Broussard, CRBA, Linda Evans, CRBA, Denise Emmons, CRBA, Sandy Scallan, Villar & Co Real Estate, Roy Domangue, Wooden Creations Homes, Tommy Martinez, Asc Parish President, Sherrie Despino, Asc Chamber, Johnny Berthelot, AEDC
see attached Press Release
Raised Home & Green Building Demonstration Project
Three new Louisiana-style homes are being constructed to the National Green Building Standards created by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the International Code Council (ICC). This educational design effort is called “Going Up, Going Green.” Each home is designed and built as an example of one of three levels of Green Building Standards and energy efficiency.
The homes also demonstrate best practices for raised pier foundations, a popular architectural style in Louisiana and much of coastal Southeast United States. Currently, there is no prescriptive code for pier and beam foundations in the current International Residence Council (IRC). The Going Up, Going Green project will demonstrate cost and safety factors that may be used to develop uniform codes for the construction of homes on piers. These “field classrooms” will provide unique opportunities for training programs for the construction industry and other groups.
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