Local builder attends national meeting
James Morken of Homeland Developers of West Fargo recently attended the Energy Panel Structures national dealer meeting held in Las Vegas.
The three-day meeting included training on the new ENERGY STAR standards, building energy-efficient homes and other new building technologies. The meeting also included a day at the International Builders Show to view the latest in building products and services.
Training was conducted by Sam Rashkin, national director of EPA's ENERGY STAR for Homes Program. ENERGY STAR homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the International Residential Code and typically include additional energy-saving features that make them 20-30% more efficient than standard homes.
Rashkin reviewed the proposed changes in the 2011 guidelines. ENERGY STAR now has over 6,500 builder partners, including Homeland Developers, and has one million labeled homes.
Located in Graettinger, Iowa, EPS serves the upper Midwest from Colorado to Ohio with a local network of more than 275 authorized dealers. EPS is known for a diverse market of products from residential, agricultural, commercial, food processing and insulated panel systems.