Idea Home Wins Gold Nugget Award
San Francisco --
Port Blakely Communities' demonstration project, the Puget Sound Energy Built Green™ Idea Home
at Issaquah Highlands, was awarded a Gold Nugget Grand Award for the Sustainable/Green Residential Project
of the Year. The Gold Nuggets are awarded by the PCBC, one of the nation's leading building industry trade
organizations, at their annual conference which drew over 25,000 homebuilders, developers, architects, product
manufacturers, and consultants to San Francisco's Moscone Center.
Sharing in the award are home builder Bennett
Homes, architect Mithun, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties and title sponsor Puget
Sound Energy. "The Idea Home was a pivotal success in gaining awareness for a practical approach to Built Green™
in the Puget Sound region," noted Judd Kirk, president of Port Blakely. "A steering committee team of industry
leaders worked on this project for well over a year to make it a realistic demonstration of techniques to create
a healthier home, a home that costs less to operate, uses materials and techniques that are friendly to the
environment and results in a home with lasting value.
Over 8,000 visitors took docent-guided tours of the Idea
Home over ten weekends. The Idea Home was also used during the week for industry tours and training. This adds
up to very strong exposure for Built Green™ and the Living Green™ approach to sustainable living and development
practiced at Issaquah Highlands." The Puget Sound Energy Built Green Idea Home is featured on-line at
and every day over 20 model homes are open at Issaquah Highlands, a Built Green™
community, featuring a wide variety of approaches to Living Green™.
Port Blakely Communities would like to recognize the Steering Committee and Sponsors who participated with us in
creating this "Best in the West" presentation of sustainable residential development.