Soaking Up the Latest Trends in Home Building

By Karen Nakamura Posted in: BIARemodel

The Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii) honored the seven entrants of the 56th annual BIA Parade of Homes at the Oct. 2 awards gala and has awarded the most outstanding home on the market today, the 2012 Grand Champion Winner, to the Haseko Development Inc. entry, “Ka Makana at Hoakalei Koa Lifestyle Series, Residence 65.10.” The 2012 open houses are showcasing new homes on Oahu for the final day today (from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), so visit www.biahawaii.org to get location maps and driving directions.

“A New Home Revolution” is the theme this year, and the event educates consumers on the latest trends, energy-saving technology and design innovations in residential construction, while illustrating how these new houses are “not your parents home.”

The BIA 2012 Grand Champion Winner, “Ka Makana at Hoakalei Koa Lifestyle Series, Residence 65.10” by Haseko Development Inc. is located in Ewa Beach and also won the Single Family Detached category in Division V of $799,000-999,000, the ASLA Landscape Award and the MBA Financing Award.

The other developers and their award winning projects that you can explore today feature Hawaii Built Green Gold and Silver Awards, Energy Value Housing Awards for Single Family Detached and Multi Family by HECO. These innovative houses include Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii Inc.’s “Nohona III at Kapolei Puliki–Plan 4” in Kapolei; D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes LLC’s “Kahiwelo at Makakilo ‘Ehiku-Plan 7” in Makakilo; Gentry Homes Ltd.’s “Sandalwood by Gentry Plan 1-‘Iliahi,” “Sandalwood by Gentry Plan 3Ha’aheo” and “Trades by Gentry Plan 3Kaiaulu”; and Haseko Development Inc.’s “Ka Makana at Hoakalei Koa Premier Series, Residence 60.50,” all located in Ewa Beach.

When you visit the 2012 new model homes, enter to win up to nine Solar World SW245 Photovoltaic Sun modules with micro inverters and a monitoring system by Bonterra.

Karen Nakamura is executive vice president/CEO of the Building Industry Association of Hawaii.