News Release – Scott Homes, Inc. 2009 Builder of the Year

Scott Homes, Inc. Honored as 2009 EnergyValue Housing Awards Builder of the Year

Builder’s Homes Rely on Structural Insulated Panels from Premier Building Systems

Olympia, Wash., February 19, 2009 – The NAHB Research Center, a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), has selected Scott Homes, Olympia, Washington, as the 2009 EnergyValue Housing Awards (EVHA) Builder of the Year. The EVHA, presented in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), are the nation’s preeminent energy efficiency awards honoring builders who voluntarily incorporate energy efficiency into all aspects of new home construction. Scott Homes also received an EVHA Gold Award for custom homes built in cold climates.

The award judges describe Scott Homes as “doing it all very well, but constantly looking for ways to improve. They truly understand the value of building green.”

“This award is a great privilege and I’m grateful for all the help I get from my sub contractors and suppliers that help me achieve high building standards,” say Scott Bergford, owner, Scott Homes.

All Scott Homes are Five Star certified under the Olympia Master Builders’ Built Green® program, are Energy Star certified, have cozy radiant heat, and are built with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) manufactured by Premier Building Systems, Fife, Washington.

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are prefabricated insulated components used to build floors, walls, and ceilings in homes and light commercial buildings. They consist of two outer skins of oriented strand board (OSB) and an inner core of super-insulating expanded polystyrene laminated together to form a monolithic building panel with high-energy efficiency. They replace conventional stud or “stick frame” construction and need no additional insulation or skeleton for support.

In independent tests, the Washington State University Cooperative Extension Energy Program found that Scott Homes built with Premier SIPs, low-e double-pane glazing and radiant floor heating are predicted to save homeowners up to 60% per year on energy usage compared to a typical home. Most SIPs-built homes also qualify for a $2,000 federal tax credit.

Bergford is passionate about building homes that are energy efficient and friendly to the environment: “From the moment new clients first visit our office, the point is driven home that we care about energy efficiency, and that we are good at achieving it.”

About Scott Homes

Scott Homes is a professional management team located in Olympia, Washington, and serving the greater Puget Sound area. The company is dedicated to partnering with buyers to build the home of their dreams. They have more than 100 years combined experience in state-of-the-art construction practices and business management. www.scotthomes.com

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About Premier Building Systems

Premier Building Systems, a division of Carlisle Construction Materials, leads the construction industry in the research, development and manufacturing of high-performance, energy-efficient structural insulated panels and innovative construction framing materials. Headquartered in Fife, Washington, Premier operates manufacturing facilities in Fife and Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about the products and services offered by Premier, call (800) 275-7086 or visit www.pbssips.com.