Media Alert: Saginaw Sunset Home Wins "People's Choice" Award on 2015 Green and Solar Tour

The first home in Saginaw Sunset, a new, high-performance custom home community in Bend, Oregon, was honored last Saturday evening with the ‘People’s Choice’ award of the 2015 Green and Solar tour. The home is currently for sale and located at 1639 NW Scott Henry Place in the heart of Bend’s west side.

The 2015 Green and Solar Tour was hosted by The Environmental Center of Bend, who is heading up the Bend Energy Challenge as Bend is among the 50 finalists for the Georgetown University Energy Prize.

Some notable green features of this home

+ EPS Score 50
+ 5.13 kW Solar Photo Voltaic PV system
+ 18 285 watt Solar World panels
+ Grid Tied with Net Metering
+ Battery backup
+ High Efficiency Furnace 98%
+ Tankless Water Heater
+ High End Energy Star Appliances
+ Blown In Blanet BIB Insulation
+ R-value Upgrades
+ Advanced Framing 8” +Thick Walls
+ Efficient Windows 0.27 U Value
+ LED lighting
+ Sealed Combustion Fireplace
+ EV Charger

The Bend Energy Challenge is a national competition where the main goal is reducing energy use. The competition is named by The Georgetown University Energy Prize, which is currently underway. More than 50 cities and counties across the U.S. are competing for the $5 million prize which will be awarded later in 2017. Bend (Oregon) is among the final 50 competitors, the front-runners if it comes to reducing carbon footprint. 

The Bend Environmental Center is heading up Bend’s representation in this competition. The group of locals is committed to sustainability and seeks to build a community in Bend that meets human needs equitably, lives within the planet’s ecological limits, and builds a prosperous economy for all. 

“Achieving sustainability is not an easy task. It takes planning, knowledge and there are many things that need to be monitored closely to solve problems such as climate change and the loss of biodiversity. It can seem overwhelming to solve such issues, but that’s what keeps us moving and inspired. We cannot deliver a solution, but we can be a part of it.”

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Published on: 2015-10-08

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