Qualified Remodeler Magazine

OCT 2014

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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Landis Construction, Washington, D.C., landisconstruction.com Project name: Potomac Green Project Location: Potomac, Md. Square footage: 7,610 Cost: $1.2 million The couple completed a whole-house remodel using green materials and practices. A vertical closed-loop geothermal system is installed in three 6-in.-diameter, 400-ft.-deep wells, each of which works with a different zone in the house. There are 80 4- by 2-ft. solar photovoltaic panels on the south-facing roof of the main house and on the garage. This covers 25 to 30 percent of the home's energy use; the rest is sold back to the utility company. Wood windows with aluminum cladding are argon-filled, and the furred walls have closed cell spray foam insulation, as does the roof structure. Dual-flush toilets, low-flow fittings and faucets in the bathrooms reduce water use. SILVER Energy-efcient Retroft Meet the judges > Timothy Benkowski, CMKBD, CRA, WRID (Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer), TimothyJ Kitchen & Bath Inc., Milwaukee > Chris Landis, AIA, Landis Construction, Washington, D.C. > Tracy Holmes, president, Studio H, Chicago > Michael Menn, AIA, CGR, CGP, CAPS, NCARB, architect and principal, Michael Menn Ltd., Northbrook, Ill. > Geno Benvenuti, president, Benvenuti and Stein Inc., Evanston, Ill > Richard Bubnowski, Assoc. AIA, Richard Bubnowski Design LLC, Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. *Landis and Bubnowksi recused themselves from judging the categories in which they entered, and subsequently won awards. 40 October 2014 QR ForResidentialPros.com PROJECTS: Master Design Awards For more information circle 53 Earthwise Group Corporate Ofce Liberty Township, Ohio Earthwise of Baldwin, Georgia Lindsay Windows South Earthwise of Cincinnati, Ohio Tri-State Wholesale Earthwise of Clifton Park, New York PVC Industries Earthwise of Davison, Michigan D&W Windows Earthwise of Evansville, Indiana American Window & Glass Earthwise of Fort Myers, Florida Eastern Architectural Systems Earthwise of Grabill, Indiana Home Guard Industries Earthwise of Houston, Texas Showcase Windows Earthwise of Kansas City, Missouri JetAlum Earthwise of Nampa, Idaho Western Window Earthwise of New Martinsville, West Virginia Sprouse Windows Earthwise of North Mankato, Minnesota Lindsay Window and Door Earthwise of Salt Lake City, Utah Advanced Window Products Earthwise of Union, Missouri Lindsay Window and Door Earthwise of Warrenville, Illinois Lindsay Window and Door Earthwise of Wichita, Kansas EW7 Products Earthwise of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania Slocomb Windows & Doors Earthwise of Woodbridge, Virginia RJT Industries Photo: Greg Hadley Photography For more info circle 55

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