Follow North Tahoe’s Green Home This Month

Posted by Katie Shaffer — August 19, 2010

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Incline Village, Nev. (Aug. 17, 2010) – North Lake Tahoe’s first LEED®-registered home is well underway in Incline Village and eco-curious individuals and home aficionados can get a sneak-peek of the project August 28.

The Energy star-rated house, located at 1085 Mill Creek Road, broke ground in late 2009. The project is spearheaded by Jeff Miller, president of Advance Design and Construction, and K.J. Miller of Chase International, who is listing the home for sale. The event is free, open to the public and is slated for Saturday, Aug. 28 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Professional contractors and suppliers will be on hand to answer questions and give demonstrations of the latest green technologies. Displays will include home-energy monitoring and home automation; LED lighting; high-efficiency furnaces and steam humidifiers; energy-complete insulation systems; Energy Star-rated doors, windows and flooring; low/no VOC paints and stains; Solaris roofing; and on-demand hot water systems.

“This is a rare opportunity for the public to see and learn about green technologies firsthand from the professionals while the home is under construction,” said K.J. Miller.

Guests may take a LEED®-registered home treasure hunt and win prizes.

Those who walk or ride their bike earn a free copy Your House & Lifestyle.

LEED® is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. A LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification verifies that a building or home was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance regarding ecological concerns that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. While many homes have been upgraded and renovated to incorporate substantial green features, becoming a LEED®-certified home begins with the foundation. The Energy star-rated project passed its first two LEED® inspections in and is on track to receive a LEED®-silver certification.

The construction process can be viewed at www.followthegreenhome.com.

Headquartered in Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1986, with eight offices in the region (Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe and Reno) and one in London, England, Chase International and its exclusive affiliations handle a large share of the country’s property. A recognized leader in the world of real estate, Chase International has once again taken the reins of cutting edge technology by launching www.ChaseNation.com, the first interactive social networking website created by a real estate brokerage as a vehicle for direct interaction with consumers online.

With nearly 225 professional Realtors® boasting an array of industry certifications and the highest volume per sales agent in the area, Chase International successfully represents homes at all price levels. For more information about Chase International visit www.chaseinternational.com.

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