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Addison Homes' Active House Model is Venue for VELUX AIA Workshop

Addison Homes' Active House/Zero Energy model home in Greenville SC is the venue for “The Benefits of Daylight and Fresh Air in Residential Design,” an AIA accredited workshop hosted by VELUX America on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Greenville, SC, August 06, 2015 --( Architects and other building professionals are invited to attend “The Benefits of Daylight and Fresh Air in Residential Design” on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from noon-1pm in the model home at Trailside (1 Trails Edge Court, Greenville SC 29617).

The educational workshop – an AIA accredited presentation offering one Continuing Education Credit hour – will showcase the health and environmental benefits of utilizing natural daylight and ventilation in residential projects. It takes place in the Southeast’s first home certified to the European Active House standard, a designation that represents the highest standards for indoor air quality, resource efficiency, energy efficiency, daylighting and thermal comfort.

“There’s growing demand for buildings that provide healthier, more comfortable indoor spaces – while reducing negative impact on the environment,” says workshop presenter Cleve Henderson of VELUX America. “Design professionals can incorporate skylights, sun tunnels and roof windows in any building application to maximize the benefits of natural daylighting and ventilation to achieve comfort, well-being and energy efficiency.”

The workshop is hosted by window/skylight manufacturer VELUX America Inc. in conjunction with residential builder Addison Homes. Addison’s Active House model home will be open one hour prior and one hour after the workshop for those who’d like to take a “behind the scenes” look at the project. Lunch will be provided; registration is free but reservations are required. RSVP before Monday, Aug. 31, by calling 843-730-4470 or emailing

“We are delighted to offer our Active House model home as a venue for VELUX’s AIA workshop,” says Addison Homes president Todd Usher, noting that 1 Trails Edge Court is also the first mainstream Net Zero Energy home in Greenville. “The home will be open for educational programs and tours for the next 12 months – any organization that promotes health, wellness, energy efficiency and/or smart living is welcome to inquire about utilizing this space.”

About Addison Homes: Addison Homes builds all of its homes to the U.S. Department of Energy’s rigorous Zero Energy Ready Home standard and National Green Building Standard (ICC-700), along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR®, Indoor AirPlusTM and WaterSenseTM standards. As a leader in Healthy, HighPerformanceSM construction, Addison Homes has received numerous awards and recognition including the 2014 Leadership in Green Building Award from the SC Chapter of the US Green Building Council; 2014 & 2013 Southern Home & Garden Bridge Award for Green Building from the Home Builders Association of Greenville; 2013 & 2010 Safety Award for Excellence from NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company; 2012 Master Certified Green Builder of the Year Award from the National Association of Home Builders; 2011 EarthCraft House™ Gold Project of the Year Award; 2011 Green Building Advocate of the Year Award from NAHB; 2011 Certified Graduate Builder of the Year Award from NAHB; 2010 Finalist, America’s Best Builder Award from BUILDER magazine; 2009 Builder of the Year Award from Greenville HBA; 2008 Individual Environmental Stewardship Award from the Upstate Chapter of the US Green Building Council; Upstate Forever’s 2008 Sustainable Communities Champion; and 2007 EarthCraft House™ Regional Builder of the Year Award. For more information, visit
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