Georgia-Pacific Honored as PATH Manufacturer Partner of the Year
PATH recognized Georgia-Pacific as
PATH Manufacturer Partner of the Year at the 2007 International Builders' Show this February. The company earned the distinction for its commitment to looking beyond product sales to providing customers with sound building science solutions.
Going Solar: Builders Orlo Stitt and Bruce Wolf Have Their Day in the Sun
Stitt Energy Systems, Inc.
Orlo Stitt's 3,300 square-foot home in Rogers, Arkansas, won the EnergyValue Housing Award in 1999 on the strength of its energy-efficient features, solar water heater and passive solar design. Eight years later, the enactment of new state legislation paved the way for Stitt to add the 3kWh solar system that was always part of the plan. The home won a second award--the
NAHB Model Green Homebuilding Guidelines Home of the Year --on March 25, 2007. Stitt sums up the advantages of solar energy: "Solar always pays a tax-free dividend; it doesn't go down like the stock market."
Peppertree Village, LLC
Builder Bruce Wolfe's development in Fallbrook, California, combines solar technology and energy-efficient design in 73 single-family homes ranging from 2,870 to 3,640 square feet. "Our houses are selling well, and PV systems are part of an environmental package that I think is responsible for our success," says Wolfe. The homes exceed California's Title 24 energy requirements by over 40 percent.
Content updated on 4/11/2007