Quail Homes’ duo named Green High Performance winner for region


The Earth Advantage Institute recently awarded Quail Homes, represented by Jon Girod and Bob Walton, with the first-ever Green Builder of the Year award at its annual LEED and Energy Star builders’ event.

Quail Homes is headquartered in Vancouver.

“Oregon and Southwest Washington have been national leaders in developing green building standards and building high performance homes,” said Peter Brown, Director of Residential Services for Earth Advantage Institute, which serves the entire Pacific Northwest. “Quail Homes is recognized from among 12,000 residentially-certified homes to date through Earth Advantage’s programs.”

The 2012 Earth Advantage Green Home Builder Award recognized exceptional building practices and achievements in building healthier, environmentally friendly homes. Quail Homes becomes eligible to offer the Energy Bill Guarantee for new home buyers through Earth Advantage certified homes.

Jon Girod, a Green Building Expert Builder, stated, “We recognize that it’s not enough to just build energy efficient homes: the homeowner expects great living space. Given that 90 percent of people’s time is spent indoors, Quail Homes approaches purpose and comfort by the homeowner’s definition. This makes each home unique.”

Quail’s most recent green home is in this year’s NW Natural Parade of Home tour located at 1310 SW 39th Way, Battle Ground. However, Girod was applauded for his example to the industry through his work with others in a green sustainable building partnership entered into in 2012 with Clark County’s Environmental Services department to build the first Emerald NAHB-certified home in the region.  Emerald is the highest green rating that the National Association of Home Builders awards.

The builder’s goal includes creating an example at a time when Americans need homes in tandem with clean energy resources and takes into account the environment that a home is built. The builder additionally seeks to showcase green job growth and further develop clean energy models for public officials. Visit www.QuailHomes.com for more information or call Jon Girod at (360) 907-5800 to arrange a tour.


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