We were very honored to be included as one of the nominees for the 2013 Fraser Valley Commercial building awards. Over 44 amazing projects were nominated this year, from Surrey, Langley, White Rock Abbotsford & Mission. The award criteria required a building or renovation to compliment the surrounding properties and area, be aesthetically pleasing, include unique architectural features, and answer a specific development need within the community.
Our LEED Platinum Beachaus 1 & 2 project in White Rock BC received the Award of Excellence in the Multi-Family category. The project involved rezoning & reorienting two small lots, allowing us to construct two fully “daylit”, ultra-efficient smart homes. The homes were very unique and the project serves as a great example for sustainable infill development in the White Rock area. The project will also be featured in an upcoming issue of the Fraser Valley Business Examiner.
As a total surprise, InHaus Development was also awarded the 2013 Fortis BC Green Building Awardfor excellence in sustainable development & construction. We are proud to be recognized for the extra work which we put into each sustainable project that we work on, and very happy that awareness of green building practices is rapidly improving year after year throughout the Fraser Valley, and the Pacific Northwest.
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC) and BC Homes are pleased to announce the finalists for its 2013 department G Awards, which honour residential sustainability in our province. The awards, which will be presented at a gala reception September 28, 2013 at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in Vancouver, were open to all British Columbia residential professionals certified with Built Green®, R-2000, and/or licensed with EnerGuide for New Homes. InHaus Development has been announced as a finalist in the Most Innovative Certified Home category for their Beachaus project in White Rock, BC.
“We were very impressed with the calibre of entries which we received from across the province in eight categories,” said CHBA BC CEO Neil Moody. “These specialists set themselves apart by leading the industry in sustainable building and setting an example for environmental stewardship. The finalists include a wide range of residential projects ranging from log cabins in rural communities to townhouse developments in urban centres. We are pleased to be able to honour those who have integrated sustainability features in affordable and innovative ways into their renovations and new construction.”
For more information on the DepartmentG awards you can check out their website at www.departmentg.ca
We are proud to announce that our recent LEED® Platinum Beachaus project is being awarded the 2013 Integrity® Red Diamond Achiever Award from Marvin which recognizes outstanding design, innovation, sustainability and quality in projects by the nation’s premier builders. InHaus Development is the first Canadian company in the history of the competition to win the award. Our entry featured Beachaus I, a 2065sf sustainable smart home completed 2012 in the seaside community of White Rock, BC.
The competition had hundreds of entries from across North America. This year’s judges are Bob Vila, home improvement expert and TV star; Patrick O’Toole, editorial director for Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler and HousingZone.com; JoAnne Liebeler, producer and host of several home improvement TV shows; Shawn McCadden, an award-winning remodeler, consultant, speaker, and columnist; and Christine Marvin, director of marketing for Marvin Windows and Doors.
All of the entries can be viewed on the Marvin website by clicking here. It is an honour to be recognized for our efforts in sustainable building and we look forward to receiving the award at the official ceremony later this year.
Now that’s a great sign. After a few months on the market and a number of interested parties we are pleased to announce that Beachaus II has now been sold. Please note that there will not be any further open houses at this property.
Congrats to the new owner of Beachaus II, welcome to the InHaus family! We hope you enjoy your brand new LEED Platinum home.
Interested in touring one of our brand new, ultra-modern LEED smart homes? Beachaus II is fully furnished & open to the public for tours February 3rd and February 10th. Beachaus II was awarded LEED PLATINUM status upon completion, and has achieved an amazing Energuide rating of 86. Take a moment and check out the HD Video tour below, or visit our open house Sunday from 1-4pm. [location map]