November 08, 2011
Local design build team Shelter Alternatives, Inc. recently received notice from the certification agency EarthCraft Virginia that a new home Shelter built in Floyd this year received an energy rating 61% lower than required by current energy code. The 1.5 story custom brick home, designed and planned in partnership with the owners and local architect Melissa Obiso, reached a new level of efficiency for the company, showing that properly applied building science principles translate to lower energy bills and greater comfort for homeowners.
Having made a 100% commitment to Energy Star standards, the design build team at Shelter Alternatives completes all new homes to surpass the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of 85, which is 15% more efficient than current energy code requirements. Annually, their homes average a HERS score of 56. The new best rating of 39 exceeds expectations, bringing the potential of a net-zero energy use home into view for our community.
In 2011, Earthcraft VA recognized Shelter Alternatives, Inc. for building this Floyd home - the 3rd most efficient new home certified in Virginia!
Update: Latest Rating is (39) (2011)
NRVHBA Best Bath Award Goes to Shelter Alternatives
Shelter Alternatives’ President, Ed Tuchler, Receives the 2020 Distinguished Business Leader of the Year Award from the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
NRVHBA Best New Home Award Goes to Shelter Alternatives
Shelter Alternatives Recognized at EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence
Simmerman Joins Shelter Alternatives Team As Designer
We could not rave enough about everyone at Shelter Alternatives! And remember if we ever move, YOU come with us…
Diane K., June 1997