Las Vegas Home Built for Charity with HERS Index Score of 51 Nets Silver Nugget Award for Best Green Home

August 2nd, 2018 - Posted by emma@resnet.us under RESNET News

The Las Vegas Business Press reported that a home built by Element Building Co. as a fund raiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was awarded the 2018 Silver Nugget Green Award.  The home was built for the St. Jude Dream Program as part of a raffle that raises money for the Memphis-based St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a pediatric research and treatment facility for children’s diseases.

According to the Las Vegas Business Press, the three-bedroom contemporary home with 2½ baths and a three-car garage has an estimated value of $425,000. It measures 2,800 square feet.

The home was designed to be energy efficient.  It has a HERS Index Score of 51 and has been certified as ENERGY STAR, LEED Gold, an Emerald rating for the National Green Building Standard and Zero Energy Ready.

The Las Vegas Business Press quoted Gino Cimino, Element’s director of operations that the home “features environmentally friendly and sustainable building materials and products, along with energy-efficient construction processes, to reduce its impact on the environment and provide the highest levels of comfort and quality for the residents.”

The journal reported that the raffle for the home netted over $800,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

For more information go to House Built for Charity Takes the Green Award.

 

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