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.
Walkscore recently ranked all of the major Canadian cities for their walkability, and Vancouver came out #1. Check out this link for an interesting interactive “heat map” showing walkable corridors throughout the lower mainland.
Did you know that the average resident of a walkable neighborhood weighs 6-10 pounds less than someone who lives in a sprawling neighborhood? Cities with good public transit and access to amenities promote happiness. Over 82% of CO2 emissions are from burning fossil fuels, your feet are zero-pollution transportation machines.
Research also shows that a single point of Walk Score can be worth up to $3,000 of increased value for your property. Read the research report here.
InHaus is pleased to unveil our new LEED® For Homes project management services, designed to offer builders, contractors & architects a hands-on solution for success within the LEED® program. Our LEED® for Homes consultation services are designed to compliment the services provided by the “green rater” and guarantee smooth and effective incorporation of the LEED for Homes guidelines into all design and construction phases of the project.
InHaus works with clients to maximize all attainable LEED points on each project in order to create the healthiest possible environment for the building, while minimizing its ecological footprint. We also organize the LEED submittal documentation throughout, streamlining the process, and ensuring a hassle free submission to obtain formal LEED certification while minimizing additional time & expense.
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]