Last Open House Today
We invite you to our final open house today to learn, see and feel the difference of the new standard of home building, The New Hawaiian Home. This prototype is a new home designed and built to actively support an environmentally responsible, modern family lifestyle. The construction commenced Feb. 1, and the home was completed in late May.
The New Hawaiian Home is a joint collaboration of the Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii), the Hawaiian Electric Company and the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, to take sustainable living to a higher level. The key components of this green home incorporate environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the building and development process to minimize environmental impact.
The key green components of The New Hawaiian Home focus on several elements. Energy efficient qualities include the roof, windows and insulation to help the building shell keep hot air out and cooler air inside while the Energy Star appliances, renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic electricity and water heating systems decrease overall energy consumption within the home. Water-efficient fixtures and appliances enhance the Resource efficient design decisions in home size, lot orientation and floor plans that also reduce energy consumption.
We invite you to our last open house to learn, see and feel the difference inside this new standard of home building. Come see the home today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 747 22nd Ave.
Karen Nakamura is executive vice president / CEO of Building Industry Association of Hawaii.