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.
Take a peek at the upcoming home InHaus Development is proud to be building in the South Surrey/White Rock area. This home will be a Built Green Platinum targeted build, located on a beautiful 1 acre property. Stay tuned for more information on this amazing project.
Right on the heels of the sale of Beachaus I, we are pleased to announce that Beachaus II is now fully furnished & available for sale. Beachaus II has also qualified for LEED Platinum status, and has achieved an amazing Energuide rating of 86. Take a moment and check out the HD Video tour, or visit our open house Sunday from 1-4pm. [location map]
Over the past four years we have been following the development of a number of single family “green” homes in Portland, Oregon. Portland pretty much boasts the highest concentration of certified homes (ie: LEED, Earth Advantage, Energy Star) in the northwestern US. As these homes have been built, sold, and even resold, a strong pattern is emerging that the resale values of certified green homes dramatically outperform standard non-green homes of similar age and size.
According to the Earth Advantage Institute, existing homes with sustainability certification sold for an amazing 30 percent more than homes without. This isn’t an overnight phenomena, as the resale data shows the values have been increasing year over year, for the last 4 years that they have been able to track the data. To read the report, visit this link.
We feel that this is great news for our prospective home buyers. Not only do they have the knowledge that they live in a low-impact, ultra efficient & high quality home – they can also be assured that they made a wise investment from a future resale perspective.
Great article in Business In Vancouver’s “BC Tech” Magazine today about our LEED Platinum Beachaus project in White Rock. Check it out below or click here to read the full publication, the article can be found on page 23 in the “Construction Goes The Green Way” section.