Tag Archives: Energy Star


When our Sandpiper home won the award for Best Energy Efficient House on the Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association home tour in September, it made us think more deeply about sustainability. And what the word really means. It's not only about using long-lasting materials and a lot of insulation. That's only part of the story. Sustainability, we think,...
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Heating and Ventilation

Heating and ventilation in the Peregrine models at The Highlands. The first photo below shows the two BioSmart® Therapeutic Ceramic Far Infrared In-wall Heaters and the Panasonic ERV, energy recovery ventilation installed in the Greatroom.   The Panasonic ERV is the black box in the middle and the two heaters are to the...
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