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Cape Gazette BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE FRIDAY. APRIL 6- MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 45 Schell Brothers recognized as NAHB Research Center Green Partner of the Year for 2011 Schell Brothers has been named a National Association of Home Builders Research Center Green Partner of the Year for 2011. Being one of only a handful of the Research Center's Green Certification participants to be honored with this award vali- dates the commitment Schell Brothers has made to provide its Delaware customers with in- creased value, comfort, durabili- ty'and efficiency through its Green Certified homes. "This is the first year since the research center began offering certification services to the ICC- 700 National Green Building Standard that we have presented awards to our program partners," said research center President Michael Luzier. 'After adminis- tering the program for three years, we felt compelled to rec- ognize the significant commit- ment to green certification, inno- vation in building science and leadership in the residential con- struction industry that our part- ners have displayed. We are awed by what companies like Schell Brothers are achieving in the field and the market transfor- mation they are accomplishing through a voluntary, market- driven program." In 2011, Schell Brothers con- structed 29 homes in Sussex County that were Green Certi- fied by the Research Center to the National Green Building Standard. These certified homes include energy and re- source-conserving features such as 16 SEER air condition- ers, variable-speed blowers, Rinnai tankless water heaters, specially sealed ducts and pro. prietary techniques. "We've created a standard package that produces a superi- or home in regard to energy, in- door air quality, moisture man- agement and durability. New home shoppers should always ask builders to provide their av- erage Home Energy Rating Score. Our current average is 52, and that's well below a typi- cal new home at 100. In the end, a lower HERS score will result in reduced utility costs along with a home that provides su- perior comfort," said Mark Fitzgerald, vice president of construction at Schell Brothers. To earn certification to the National Green Building Stan- dard, a home must meet rigor- ous criteria in six categories - lot & site development; re- source efficiency; energy effi- ciency; water efficiency; indoor environmental quality; and homeowner education. Since the National Green Building Standard became the first and only residential green building rating system to be ap- proved by the American Na- tional Standards Institute in January 2009, the NAHB Re- Alert: Parents of a Child Born with Newborn babies of mothers taking certain antidepressants during pregnancy may be born with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn or PPHN. If you or a loved one gave birth to a child with PPHN, call 1-800-THE EAGLE now about monetary compensation. No fees or costs until your case is settl-ed or won. We practice law only in Arizona, but associate with lawyers throughout the U.S. GOLDBERG & OSBORNE ..... ~.~o**~ 1-800-THE-EAGLE ~ .... ( 1 -800-843-3245 ww~v. 1 search Center has certified nearly 2,600 single-family homes, over 150 multifamily buildings representing nearly 4,700 apartments, and 17 resi- dential land developments rep- resenting close to 1,000 lots. For more information on the stan- dard or the research center's certification program, go to tion. Schell Brothers is at 55 Cas- cade Lane, Rehoboth Beach. Chris and Preston Schell have- set the standard for home build- ing excellence, high-perform- ance features and responsible land use in coastal Delaware. For more information about Schell Brothers, go to or call 302-226-1994. The NAHB Research Center in Upper Marlboro, Md., pro- motes innovation in housing technology to improve the qual- ity, durability, affordability and environmental performance of homes and home building prod- ucts. Visit for more information. This Ring...Gorgeous! The Pearls...Genulne! At $.1 zin Your SAVI S . a g! Beads are Sizes 6-10 Sterling Silver they last! Shipped to door for $5 more. Call (302) 227-1707! SILVER (~WORKS At Silver Works .... Open every day! NEVER PAY SALES TAX! d4'ttJelr~' ~0 lnsptr [~YICe~ ~ 9 e~ 149 Rehoboth Avenue * Village By The Sea Mall Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 * (302) 227-1701 STAR $79000 : $~ """Ra ~Acres Pernberton; Lot #3 1Acre Coo SprngRd: t,'t'v ",, " .... $88000 " 32 ~], Acres 117 Acres , 73 Acres Hawkseye : $70 200 : $99000 000