Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Ryan Arvola of Arvola Homes of Annandale recently attended the Energy Panel Structures national dealer meeting held in Las Vegas.
The three-day meeting included training on the new ENERGY STAR standards, building energy-efficient homes and other new building technologies. The meeting also included a day at the International Builders Show, the largest builder show in the country, to view the latest in building products and services.
Training was given by Sam Rashkin, national director of EPA's ENERGY STAR for Homes Program. ENERGY STAR homes are at least 20 percent more energy efficient than homes built to the International Residential Code and typically include additional energy-saving features that make them 20-30 percent more efficient than standard homes.
Located in Graettinger, Iowa, EPS serves the upper Midwest from Colorado to Ohio with a local network of more than 275 authorized dealers. EPS is known for a diverse market of products from residential, agricultural, commercial, food processing and insulated panel systems. EPS supplies Arvola Homes the building systems for outbuildings and Structural Insulated Panel (SIPs) homes they build which have been ENERGY STAR tested at more than 50 percent more energy efficient than the average home built today. Arvola Homes has been building homes in Annandale, Kimball and the surrounding areas since 2002. www.arvolahomes.com.