Tacoma, Wash. (Sept 12th, 2017) – The ABC Green Home 3.0 won the Gold Nugget Award for Best Zero-Net Energy Design in an Orange County, California home that was designed using Milgard® energy efficient vinyl windows.
The Gold Nugget Award is a prestigious, national competition in its 54th year, honoring design and planning achievements in community and home design, green-built housing, site planning, commercial, retail, mixed-use development and specialty housing categories.
For a home to be categorized as Net-Zero-Energy, it should generate more energy than in consumes and contribute less to overall greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The goal of the ABC Green Home was to achieve a Net-Zero home that could also serve as an educational tool to instruct and inspire engineers, builders and architects on the fundamentals of high performance home building.
“Gold Nugget Award winners reflect our industry’s best, brightest and most innovative architects, planners and builder/developers,” said Judging Chairman and Gold Nugget ceremonies administrator Lisa Parrish. “We applaud them all.”
The builder installed Milgard® Style Line® Series vinyl windows for their ability to meet strict energy efficiency requirements in California. The windows significantly contributed to the R-values needed to resist heat transfer and comply with the Net-Zero standards set for the project.
“We’re proud to manufacture energy efficient windows and patio doors,” said Kevin Vilhauer, Engineering Manager for Windows at Milgard. “Our products are independently tested and certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council to conform to their standards.”
To learn more about Milgard energy efficient windows and patio doors, visit: milgard.com/learn/energy-efficient-windows