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Not So Big House

Once again, Insulspan is teaming up with Sarah Susanka and Building Media to bring you the Not So Big Show House in Orlando, Florida. The home was built in conjunction with the International Builders Show, January 13 – 16, 2005, the world’s premiere home construction trade show, and will showcase the latest in energy-saving and sustainable building products.

Known for her message to “design better not bigger,” Susanka has expanded her views to include a more sustainable approach to home design and construction in her 2005 Showhouse. In designing and constructing the home, Susanka and the Bradford Building Corporation, a family-owned company, will apply some of the principles outlined in the Sustainable Building Industry Council's (SBIC) Green Building Guidelines: Meeting the Demand for Low-Energy, Resource-Efficient Homes. Using a systems approach, the Showhouse will feature innovative techniques and technologies and tried and true applications, including an efficient envelope made of Insulspan SIPs.

The house will feature other complimentary products and systems that create a comfortable, energy-efficient, and healthful home. Visitors will be introduced to these products and systems in an enlightening multimedia tour that mixes hosted audio tours by Sarah (design), Steve Easley(building technology), and The GREEN BUILDER™ Ron Jones (green features). The Showhouse tour details the shift in the attitudes of today’s home buyers and will help builders understand and respond to their customers’ demand for homes that are beautiful, comfortable and environmentally responsive.


Copyrighted 2005: Sarah Susanka, used with permission. This plan is not to be printed or copied without the written permission of Insulspan or Sarah Susanka.

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