Once we got into the process, we learned that certifying our home meant we were getting a guarantee that it was built correctly and operating efficiently. How many homes come with a guarantee? Through the testing and third party verification required by LEED we had documented proof that all the important elements of a home’s construction and operation (mechanicals, windows, SIPS, etc.) were not only installed properly, but were operating at levels of of excellence.
We are pleased to announce that Julkowski, Inc.’s LEED Certified Silver Home won a national award for Building Excellence at the Structural Insulated Panel Association conference this year in Chicago! 2010 SIPA Building Excellence Awards Peoples Choice Winner Our HERS score is 44. That might not mean much to some of you, but I bet this will – our home is 3200 square feet and we heat it for an average of $35/month (with a 96% efficient furnace)