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CONCESSiONS: The Sequim High School Class of 2011 will have a concessions stand at the North Peninsula Building, Remodeling and Energy Expo both days. On the menu will be ham, roast beef, tuna and turkey sandwiches and Polish dogs, all with chips; candy bars, coffee, water and pop. The funds the sophomores raise are targeted for graduation expenses. Mike Lippert is the sophomore class advisor.

Olympic View Publishing Co. LLC P.O. Box 1750, Sequim, WA 98382 Phone: (360) 683-3311 FAX: (360) 683-6670 e-mail: patc@sequimgazette.com “NPBA Expo 2011” is a special section of the Sequim Gazette. © 2011 by Olympic View Publishing Co. LLC. Publisher: Sue Ellen Riesau General Manager: Steve Perry Circulation Manager: Bob Morris Special Sections Editor: Patricia Morrison Coate Cover Design: Robert Morris/Melanie Reed Page Layout: Mary Field

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great customer service and relevant products.” Voted “Best Place to Bank” for 15 consecutive years in the annual Best of the Peninsula poll, First Federal is deeply committed to our community. Eight branches strong, First Federal serves Clallam and Jefferson counties from Forks to Port Townsend. The bank is rooted in the values and traditions that have strengthened area communities and maintains its commitment to providing the best financial services to the people living on the Olympic Peninsula. Visit the bank’s website at www.ourfirstfed.com, call 417-3204 or 800-800-1577 or stop by one of First Federal’s convenient branch locations to experience the best in customer service and banking products. We look forward to meeting you.

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Welcome to the 2011 NPBA Building, Remodeling and Energy Expo. We would like to welcome you to this year’s show and thank you for your attendance. The dedicated volunteers that comprise the Expo Committee work year-round to make this event better each year. We would like to thank Expo chair Kim Beus for all of her hard work and dedication to the show for the past six years. She recently stepped aside from her role as chair and she will be missed. Thank you Kim for all you have done for the show! A big thanks also is owed to the committee that has made this show possible for 2011: Mike Howe; Clallam County PUD; Patricia Mitts, Estes Builders, LLC; Karen Nordstrom, Comcast; Steve Perry, Sequim Gazette; Shoshanah Wright; Clallam County PUD; and Clair Kirkman, NPBA staff. As we celebrate our 14th year, we have a lot of new features, sponsors and seminars that we would like to introduce to you. Please see Page six for detailed information about the sponsors who make this show possible each year. As part of our commitment to providing you with an exciting and informative show, you will see that we have a variety of informational demonstrations and presentations for you to attend. From building, landscaping, gardening to energy conservation and efficiency, there is something for everyone in the Expo Demonstration Hall. We have the pleasure to present Northwest gardening expert Ed Hume to the Expo this year. He is the host of KONG TV’s “Gardening in America” and author of “Gardening with Ed Hume, Northwest Gardening Made Easy.” He will be at the show presenting “Easy Landscaping Ideas” on Saturday at 2:45 p.m. and “Northwest Vegetable Gardens” on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. He also will be available for book signing before and after his presentations. Please plan to attend his presentations as well as those of the many great speakers that are a part of our show. This year we also have arranged for a live building demonstration called re:structure re:design. Peninsula College Green Construction instructor Jon Martin and students will be building a small garden shed out of recycled and salvaged building materials on the show grounds. This portion of the show is sponsored by Built Green Clallam County as part of its commitment to educate the public and builders about reducing construction waste. A special thank you is owed to Around Again, our local recycling, deconstruction and salvage store for helping provide materials for this competition. Please check in with Gavin Wuttken at 3:15 p.m. Sunday for a presentation about projects and information about the nonprofit store at 765 W. Washington St. Most importantly, please take the time to visit with our many exhibitors about the great products and services they provide. You most certainly will be able to find the resources that you need at the 14th Annual Building, Remodeling and Energy Expo. Thank you again for joining us and enjoy the show!

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NPBA BOARD MEMBERS

Rick Gross President

GARRET DELABARRE 1st Vice President State director

bill feeley 2nd Vice President Builder director

teri Ward Treasurer

DONNA KNIFSEND Secretary

tracy gudgel Immediate past president State director

scott schwagler State director

mark smith State director

KEVIN RUSSELL State director

jac osborn Builder director

alex anderson Builder director

larry hanna Builder director

dan donovan Associate director

Roger Wheeler Associate director

Bill roberds Life Director

FaLeana Wech Executive officer and Government Affairs director

clair kirkman Member Services director

Dan Peacock Future Builders construction superintendent

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2011 Expo Sponsors Now in its 14th year, the North Peninsula Building Association’s Building, Remodeling and Energy Expo continues to draw large crowds from building trades professionals and do-it-yourselfers. The Expo’s Capstone sponsor is Public Utility District No. 1 of Clallam County, and Cornerstone sponsors are Angeles Millwork & Lumber Inc., Bliemeisters’ Wood Works Inc., Built Green Clallam County, First Federal, Hartnagel Building Supply, KSQM 91.5 FM, , the Sequim Gazette and Wave Broadband. They outline below why their sponsorship of this redesigned and dynamic NPBA event is important to them and the community.

Capstone Sponsor During the past 25 years, we have built one of the most proactive and successful energy conservation programs in the Northwest as part of our mission of providing reliable, efficient, safe and low-cost utility services in a financially and environmentally responsible manner. Our sponsorship of the Expo is based on the expansion of a very successful NPBA Building, Remodeling and Energy Expo to include energy

efficiency, green building and renewable energy. The Expo provides us with an opportunity to further develop our customer partnerships by promoting the energy efficiency programs that help our customers make their homes more comfortable while lowering their energy costs. As we build these customer partnerships, we also want to encourage firms with sustainable building products to have an increasingly visible presence

in our community and to offer their expertise to our customers. We hope that these firms specializing in energy efficiency and sustainable building materials will participate as vendors in the Expo. These customer and community partnerships are paramount not only to the success of meeting the substantial energy conservation mandates that lie ahead, but also in creating a more sustainable future for us all.

Cornerstone Sponsors Angeles Millwork & Lumber Company and Hartnagel Building Supply Sponsors since its inception, Angeles Millwork & Lumber Company and Hartnagel Building Supply believe the annual NPBA Expo is a valuable opportunity for local builders and suppliers to connect with our community. Today more than ever, it is vital that we support each other and our local economy, maintain local jobs and develop long-term relationships with builders and homeowners alike. Angeles Millwork & Lumber Company has been serving our community since 1906 and Hartnagel Building Supply since 1960, with a long-term, experienced staff that provides a high level of friendly, customer service and valuable, industry knowledge. New this year to our stores is the addition of Parker Paint and primers. Preferred by painting professionals for decades, Parker Paint is specifically designed to meet the climatic conditions of the Northwest. Hartnagel also stocks no VOC UltraTech Parker Paint. Besides supplying a wide variety of building and roofing materials, paint and tools, countywide delivery including rooftop delivery and contractor services also are available. Plus, Angeles Millwork stocks a full rental department with handy tools and equipment available by the day, week or month. Hartnagel’s in-store, custom metal shop can cut and bend metal, including copper and stainless, for a variety of custom projects and can match most metal roofing colors. Together, we are Lumber Traders Inc., the local source for building products and the employee-owners that serve the familiar faces of long-term builders and residents, and greet newcomers with open arms.

Bliemeisters’ Wood Works, Inc. Hello and welcome to the 2011 NPBA Expo! Bliemeisters’ is excited to be a part this great community networking event. As in the past, we are looking forward to supplying the birdhouses and seeing families enjoy this project and their time together.

Here at Bliemeisters’ we specialize in both residential and commercial custom cabinetry and countertops. We pride ourselves in quality work and realize that every job should be individualized to fit your specific needs. This means we vary from “common” cabinet work to achieve what each customer is after. We offer a variety of wood types, door styles and stains proudly displayed in our showroom. Cabinet doors are custom-crafted in our shop. Wood door and drawer fronts are grain-matched for a quality custom look. Our countertop line features Dupont Corian, LG Hi-macs, Samsung Staron and Avonite solid surface products as well as plastic laminate and wood tops. Please come by our booth and say hello, we look forward to meeting you.

Built Green of Clallam County Built Green of Clallam County is a community network created to promote and encourage construction of quality, healthy homes in environmentally sustainable communities through the use of local resources, innovative new building techniques and smart growth principles. Built Green promotes using energy-efficient ways of building homes through the use of checklists regarding land use and management, site development, landscaping, ways to reduce construction waste and the reduction of storm water runoff.

First Federal First Federal has been a North Peninsula Building A ssociation supporter since it began in the 1970s. NPBA strives for excellence in builders and First Federal’s real estate lending program has long been an institution on the Olympic Peninsula, so we enjoy a mutual goal, commitment to exceptional service to customers. Building relationships with contractors builds our construction loan portfolio. NPBA programs offered to contractors help First Federal by its pledge to nourishing builder excellence. First Federal has been partnering with our community for 88 years. A business and banking leader, First Federal is intent on remaining a strong forward-thinking financial institution.

KSQM 91.5 FM KSQM is owned and operated by Sequim Communit y Broadcast ing , a nonprof it corporation, and maintained by about 50 volunteers. KSQM serves the Sequim and Dungeness Valley, which is located on the Olympic Peninsula. KSQM is unique in today’s radio environment; it is community radio station and its focus is on Sequim and the Dungeness Valley. KSQM entertains with music from the 1940s-1950s, and supplies information on school and community events. KSQM supports other non-profit organizations with announcements of their activities. It routinely broadcasts local weather reports, highway and road conditions, school closures and schedule changes, and anything that may have an impact on area listeners. Additionally, reports include bridge closures, changes in ferry boat, air carrier and transit schedules.

Sequim Gazette As Sequim’s hometown newspaper, the Sequim Gazette is dedicated to community journalism and to supporting our community through event sponsorships. Many of our customers and readers are involved with the North Peninsula Building Association’s Building, Remodeling and Energy Expo and we look forward to those relationships continuing. The Gazette is proud to showcase local businesses and advertisers in this, the NPBA Expo special section.

Wave Broadband Wave Broadband, a Kirkland-based cable, Internet and phone services company with systems in western Washington, is one of the newer sponsors at the Expo. “We are excited to participate in the Expo this year and support community development,” said Adam Lazara, a Wave Broadband spokesman. “The Expo is one of the largest annual community events and is the perfect venue for showing consumers how Wave’s products can enhance their home. In addition to already offering the fastest Internet speeds and home phone service, Wave has invested in an upgrade of its network in order to bring more than two dozen new HDTV channels and TV On Demand to the community.” Wave Broadband representatives will be present at the Expo to showcase the company’s home services, including HDTV, TV On Demand, DVR, high-speed Internet and home phone.


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Energy efficiency: A utility/community partnership Washington’s Energy Independence Act (I-937) did more than mandate utilities meet new renewable energy requirements; it also mandates new conservation requirements. Essentially, the PUD must take a look at what its potential conservation efforts could attain over the next 10 years. Then, it must meet one-fifth of that potential within a two-year period. The rules have changed forhow conservation efforts can be achieved, too. In the past, one of the ways the PUD had met its conservation goals was through the distribution of compact fluorescent lights. However, 2011 is the last year that CFLs count toward the PUD’s conservation efforts.

Making conservation even more interesting is that new conservation goals double in 2012 and only go up from there. As important as conservation is today and as successful as the PUD and its customers have been with conservation to date, beginning in 2012 PUD customers will see an even greater push for conservation. The exciting part of this is that the existing partnership between the PUD and its customers will become even more important as we work to meet the new conservation mandates. For more information on how you can partner with the PUD on conservation efforts, visit www.clallampud.net.

This graph illustrates how new mandates are impacting PUD conservation requirements.

PUD conservation The PUD promotes conservation for more reasons than just because it is mandated by Washington’s Energy Independence Act Not only is it the right thing to do, but conservation

also is considered the lowest cost resource we as a utility provide to our customers. As a public utility in the Pacific Northwest, the PUD has access to the federal hydro system, which is among the most affordable and cheapest electricity resources in the country. We want to be able to rely on those dams for our electrical supply as long as possible because it is actually cheaper to pay our customers to use less electricity than it is to go out on the open market and purchase electricity from a different resource. Numbers in the chart shown are just rough averages for discussion purposes. Rate structures are much more complicated. Wholesale BPA hydro power is about 4 cents per kilowatt-hour. Now, if you look at some eligible resources The graph above illustrates the rough cost averages of various sources of the PUD is required to purchase as a electricity.

result of the Energy Independence Act, wind power costs about 9 cents per kWh and the cost of solar can be around 12 cents per kWh. The power we could purchase from these renewable resources is much more expensive than the rates the PUD currently charges (about 6.5 cents per kWh). For comparison sake, if we take an average of all of the costs associated with the PUD’s conservation programs and all of the savings of these programs that we have budgeted for 2011, we look at saving energy at a cost of 3 cents per kWh. So, energy conservation is the lowest cost resource available to the PUD and its customers. However, energy conservation is a special and unique resource. The PUD needs to partner with its customers on conservation efforts to not only lower their utility bills but to also lower its energy costs. For more information on the PUD’s conservation efforts, visit the PUD website and view a special video series called “Conversations in Conservation.”


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Septics 101:

TLC for your system

By Patricia Morrison Coate If you are an owner of one of the 20,000 septic systems in Clallam County, then there is a class for you. To replace a septic system is a huge expense; to maintain one takes a bit of knowledge, offered free by the county’s Environmental Health division in Septics 101. Janine Reed, an env ironmental health specialist who teaches the one-day class, said, “The reason we started Septics 101 was because people were getting septic systems and weren’t knowing how to use them, which led to failures. reed Our goal is to teach people how to take care of their system inside their home. There are lots of things to help or harm a system.”

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Since 2000, Reed and other septic system professionals have educated 3,200 individuals through 117 classes. It’s not all “book learning” either. At the class site, attendees find out how to open a tank, measure and analyze the scum/ solids level with on-the-spot input from local members of the industry. “We thought it was very important we included industry members to help teach, such as septic system designers, installers, pumpers, maintenance providers and sewer/drain cleaners,” Reed said. “We found the public likes to talk to industry guys because they’re working in this stuff and are the most knowledgeable.” Reed asks that attendees preregister so she can have ready for them their own “as built” map, showing the type and location of their septic system on their property. Some owners may not even know and may be damaging their systems inadvertently. “In the tank, the main purpose is storage and

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primary treatment of waste,” Reed explained. “The bacteria in the tank counteract each other and break down, so once the effluent goes out of the tank, there’s less bacteria sent to the drain field. The bacteria in the soil clings to the bacteria in the waste water, which goes into the drain field where it dries out and dies.” The greatest focus of the class is on the “help and harm” aspects that homeowners can control. “The most expensive part of a septic

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system is the drain field. You want the effluent or waste products to stay in the tank and to protect the drain field,” Reed said. Even though septic systems are buried underground, their care begins inside, in the bathroom, kitchen and laundry. Here are just a few tips Reed mentioned. (See box for more details.)

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Online training Septics 101 training is now available online, hosted by Island County. Watch this online slides show of the Septics 101 class as a pre-requisite for DIY Septics 201 homeowner inspection training, take the quiz afterwards and print or save a copy of your certificate of completion to earn credit for this class. In person Septics 101 classes will continue to be offered but are limited to available funding. Watch for future announcements of additional online training opportunities coming next year. For more information on septic systems in the county, see www.clallam.net/HHS/EnvironmentalHealth/onsite.html.

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Indoors: Avoid using a garbage disposal because the small particles left from grinding can clog the small openings in the drain field. Don’t use liquid fabric softener because it “fluffs up” the effluent and keep laundry loads to no more than one or two 50-gallon loads a day so you don’t flood the system. Faucet and toilet leaks can overwhelm a septic system, too, so don’t put off repairs. Don’t “overkill” with toilet paper and never put fats, oils, greases or harsh chemicals down the drain or animal waste down the toilet after Fido has an accident. Outdoors: Don’t forget landscaping — just as tree roots can raise sidewalks, they also can infiltrate your septic system as they search for water and either clog or break pipes. The best covering for your drain field is well-aerated soil and grass. Contact local nurseries or a Master Gardeners group for information on shallow-rooted plants if you’re planning to landscape. Reed said homeowners should not drive over or park on drain fields because that compacts the soil and that’s where the final treatment of the bacteria occurs. Septics 101 attendees also learn how to check their own tanks to see if they need pumping less or more often than the recommended 3-5 years. “There’s no substitute for pumping but you don’t want to do it just randomly,” Reed said. As for septic system additives, in Reed’s opinion, “It’s never been proved additives work and some have led to failures. As you’re using your system, you’re adding all the bacteria you need. You’re the additive.”

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Know where your septic is and protect it Keep septic tank lids easily accessible Inspect system and tank levels annually Pump tank regularly: 3-5 years or when solids fill 1/3 of tank Use water wisely Keep vehicles off tank and drain field area Plant grass over drain field Keep deep-rooting, water-loving plants away from components of the system Reduce water use Direct run-off from roofs, streets, driveways away from drain field Keep irrigation systems or sprinklers at least 10 feet away from edge of septic system Keep accurate, detailed records

• Use garbage disposal • Drive/park any vehicles, including boats, over drain field • Use tank additives • Flush non-biogradable solid wastes • Pour strong chemicals, like cleaning products, down the drain • Discard medications or anti-bacterial products down drains • Plant trees, shrubs or vegetable garden over drain field or work the soil • Run storm drain into septic system • Drain water from hot tubs or water softeners or conditioners into the system • Compact soils of drain field in any way or cover with any structures or impermeable landscaping materials • Install sprinkler system in drain field

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14th Annual Building, Remodeling & Energy Expo Area 1 Saturday, March 12

Demonstration Schedule Area 2 Saturday, March 12

9:15-10:15 a.m. To Build or Not to Build: The 400 sf Rule in Clallam County 9:30-10:30 a.m. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Greening Your Existing Home: What Does and Does Not Work 10:45-11:45 a.m. 12:15-1:15 p.m. Building with Metal Panels and Metal Roofing Materials 12:00-1:00 p.m. 1:30-2:30 p.m. How to Select a Builder 1:15-2:15 p.m. 2:45-3:45 p.m. Easy Landscaping Ideas 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Area 1 Sunday, March 13

Spin Your Meter Backwards: Solar Electricity for Your Home and Business All About Heat Pumps Build an Energy Star® Home: Achieve a Lifetime of Savings Power Up Your Remodel Generating Energy from the Oceans: Opportunities, Challanges and the Path Forward

Area 2 Sunday, March 13

10:15-11:15 a.m. 12:15-1:15 p.m. 1:30-2:30 p.m. 2:45-3:45 p.m.

10:30-12:30 a.m. Septics 101 The Future of Home Heating and our Energy Passive House Around Again: A New Purpose

Spin Your Meter Backwards: Solar Electricity for Your Home and Business DIY Concrete Pavers: Easier Than It Sounds Northwest Vegetable Gardens Natural and Sustainable Landscaping

12:45-1:45 p.m. 2:00-3:00 p.m. 3:15-4:00 p.m.

Schedule of Demos and Workshops SATURDAY, MARCH 12 DEMO AREAS 1 & 2  

9:15-10:15 a.m. DEMO AREA #1 Title: To Build or Not to Build: The 400-Square-Foot Rule in Clallam County What does it mean to have a 400-square-foot “exempt” building in Clallam County? There is a countywide ordinance whereby homeowners can construct a barn or garage or similar uninhabited structure less than 400 square feet in size without building permits. This presentation will show you what the county allows and how to plan the project from a zoning and code perspective to the completed building. It will cover topics such as accessing the county website to determine critical areas and setbacks, a brief code overview addressing the structural needs and different construction techniques. DEMO LEADERS: Donella Clark, Senior planner at Clallam County, who holds a master’s degree in landscape architecture, will walk you through the planning and zoning concerns while Annie O’Rourke, of Drafting Solutions, will use her code background as a plans examiner to help with the complexities of the building code, followed by Kevin Russell of Clawson Construction who will shed light on the necessary construction practices.

9:30-10:30 a.m: DEMO AREA #2 Title: Spin Your Meter Backwards: Solar Electricity for Your Home and Business Grid-tied PV (photovoltaic solar electricity) is appropriate for any home or business connected to the utility grid with good solar exposure. There never has been a better time to make your own clean electricity from the sun due to price decreases in solar equipment, federal tax credits, state production incentives and local financing options. The presentation will cover the basics of

site assessment, equipment choices, system cost and performance estimates using projects here on the Olympic Peninsula to illustrate. DEMO LEADER: Andy Cochrane founded Power Trip Energy Corp. in 2002, which has installed more than 200 grid-tied PV projects on the Olympic Peninsula.   

10:30-11:30 a.m. DEMO AREA #1 Title: Greening Your Existing Home: What Does and Does Not Work This presentation will take a look at what is commonly considered “green” and what is not. This includes avoiding the pitfalls of “Green Washing” and false claims.  Learn what the key elements are to making a green home for your family. DEMO LEADER: Dan Wildenhaus is a senior building scientist for the Northwest Energy Star® Homes program, delivering training and providing one-on-one technical support for program partners. He has years of experience working directly for a contractor, performing energy audits, weatherization repairs, consulting and analysis for private clients in both new construction and the existing home market. Wildenhaus also holds the position of technical standards chair for Home Performance Washington.

10:45-11:45 a.m. DEMO AREA #2 Title: Power Up Your Remodel with PUD Rebates and Incentives Wouldn’t it be great if you could multiply your weatherization project dollars with public funds? Well, guess what? You can! This presentation will tell you all about weatherization and energy efficiency rebate$, incentive$ and project benefit$ available to Clallam County PUD customer-homeowners as well as customers building new homes. If you’re ready to lower your electric bill while increasing the comfort of your home, then this is the workshop

for you. DEMO LEADER: Mattias Järvegren, Clallam County PUD Utility Services Advisor II, is the lead for Clallam PUD’s residential, commercial and industrial energy-saving efforts and has been involved with more than 1,100 residential and 90 commercial energy conservation projects in Clallam County, saving enough energy in the process to power 500 homes for a full year.

12:15-1:15 p.m. DEMO AREA #1 Title: Building with Metal Panels and Metal Roofing Materials Get information about using metal panels and roofing materials for your next new construction or remodeling project. Metal Sales Manufacturing products feature recycled content materials, cool colors and Energy Star® rated products. Learn about gauge, paint and warranty information available for metal panels and standing seam roofing material. Then learn about DECRA Roofing Systems, which is the original and leading stone-coated steel roofing system with more than 50 years of practical experience, technology and design that has continued to change the way metal roofing is viewed in the marketplace since 1957. The DECRA Roof presentation will explore the advantages and benefits of a stone-coated steel roofing system. This lightweight product offers exceptional curb appeal and is available in six profiles and a variety of colors. DEMO LEADERS: Michael Dolan is the territory sales manager for Metal Sales Manufacturing and has numerous years of experience in the residential remodeling and retail/wholesale building material sales. Bob Blasich is the Northwest regional manager for DECRA Roofing Systems, Inc. and has more than 20 years experience working with DECRA roofing products. He originally is from Australia where he trained in the architectural design and construction field prior to moving to the United States and settling in the Northwest. 

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“The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates (469 BC-399 BC)

Is your household hot water so hot it hurts, requiring cold water to make it bearable? If so, you’re paying a premium for hot water while creating a safety hazard. Scalding hot water is particularly hazardous for people with sensitive or non-sensitive skin (infants/ toddlers, the elderly and chronically ill and/or diabetics, stroke victims, paraplegics, etc.), causing painful firstand second-degree burns. Quick, no-cost, long term fix: Following the manufacturer’s instructions, lower your water heater’s setting(s) to 120 degrees (F) — be sure to first turn off the power to your water heater at the breaker box.

Could your daily routines be contributing to higher utility bills? Today’s hectic lifestyles have many of us doing day-to-day routines on “auto-pilot,” while focusing our attention on the major tasks of the day. If it’s been awhile since you examined your daily routines for cost-effectiveness, try doing them mindfully for a week, fully aware of each activity and its consequences on your wallet and quality of life. You may be surprised by the cost-saving measures you can find with a simple change in awareness. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Is breathing unhealthful air part of your daily home routine? If your monthly routine doesn’t include checking and/or changing your furnace filter, you’re reducing the efficiency of your home heating system while increasing your utility bill and the dust and allergens in your air. • Quick low-cost fix: Maintain a supply of new heater filters and change filters monthly or every other month.

Are your faucets set on hot/warm even though you regularly finish your faucet routine(s) before warm water ever reaches you? If so, you’re paying for hot water that you don’t use and increasing your water-heating costs. • Quick no-cost fix: adjust your faucets to run on cold. • Low-cost long-term fix: insulate your water pipes. • Moderate cost long-term fix: explore the possibility of placing a smaller high-efficiency water heater near water fixtures furthest from your existing water heater.

“The unexamined lifestyle might be raising your utility bill.” PUD #1 of Clallam County (1940-present)

When purchasing appliances and electronics, do you always buy the item with the lowest sticker price? Up-front costs can be extremely deceptive. That $275 clearance washer may seem like a deal, but it’ll use twice the water and 30 percent more electricity than an energy efficient ENERGY STAR® certified model. Your $100 - $200 savings at the time of purchase will serve as a down payment for your higher utility bills. Quick low-cost fix: when shopping for appliances and electronics, compare Energy Guide® cards listing annual operating costs. Buy an ENERGY STAR® certified model. Extra money spent on higher efficiency will likely be repaid through lower utility bills.

So, will you be knitting a sweater with all that lint? It’s easy to routinely ignore all the lint accumulating on/in your clothes dryer and refrigerator, lowering the efficiency and shortening the lifespan of these costly appliances, and creating fire hazards in the process. Quick no-cost fix: Clear lint from your refrigerator monthly and from your clothes dryer after every load.

Is your fireplace damper always open? If so, it’s like leaving a large window wide open, letting in the cold. Quick no-cost fix: close the fireplace damper and fresh air intake (if any) after the fire is completely extinguished and cold. Re-open as needed. Long-term moderate cost fix: install a high-efficiency wood-stove fireplace insert. When properly used, stove inserts will heat your home, while fireplace fires actually can remove heat from your home.

Do you routinely toss your utility bill inserts before reading them? If so, you’re missing out on news about energy-saving, comfort-creating, bill-lowering rebate and incentive programs available to you as a customer. Quick no-cost fixes: read your utility’s bill inserts; visit their website and Expo booth. Enjoy your customer benefits!


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Noon-1 p.m.: DEMO AREA #2 Title: Build an ENERGY STAR® Home: Achieve a Lifetime of Savings

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2:45-3:45 pm: DEMO AREA #1 Title: Easy Landscaping Ideas

What kind of home do you deserve? Come find out what makes an ENERGY STAR® Home unique! Learn how energy-efficient construction can give you a home with increased comfort, energy savings, a quieter living environment, reduced maintenance needs and potentially better indoor air quality. DEMO LEADER: Dan Wildenhaus is a senior building scientist for the Northwest Energy Star® Homes program, delivering training and providing one-on-one technical support for program partners. He has years of experience working directly for a contractor, performing energy audits, weatherization repairs, consulting and analysis for private clients in both new construction and the existing home market. Wildenhaus also holds the position of technical standards chair for Home Performance Washington.

Add color and beauty to your garden by creating one small area at a time. Hume shows you how to create a magnificent landscape setting using the right plant for the right spot. You can increase the value of your home and create your own outdoor living space at the same time. DEMO LEADER: Ed Hume is celebrating his 42nd year as a gardening personality. His weekly television show is the longest continuous-running gardening television show in North America and possibly in the world. He also has a weekly radio show and has written for various local, regional and national publications. Hume also is a well-known International speaker. “Gardening in America” can be seen at KONG TV in Seattle, channels 6/16 on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.

1:15-2:15 p.m: DEMO AREA #2 Title: All About Heat Pumps

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Though widely acknowledged as the most efficient heating system for Olympic Peninsula homes, heat pumps remain a major investment. But did you know that most heat pump installations leak 10 percent to 20 percent of their heat into attics and crawlspaces, counteracting their efficiencies? After this presentation, you’ll know why heat pumps can be so efficient and what you can do to ensure you get the most bang for your heat pump buck. The focus will be on industry best practice Performance Tested Comfort System heat pump installation standards developed by Northwest utilities. DEMO LEADER: Mattias Järvegren, Clallam County PUD Utility Services Advisor II, is the lead for Clallam PUD’s residential, commercial and industrial energy-saving efforts and also is a building performance specialist with the Northwest Energy Star® Homes program. 

1:30-2:30 p.m.: DEMO AREA #1 Title: How to Select a Builder We all look forward to the day when we can build that dream home we’ve been thinking about for so many years. We have the home site, somewhat of an idea of the floor plan and understand what our budget is, so now is the time to think about how you will choose your builder. It’s the most important first decision you will make about one of the largest expenditures of your life. Join Nell Clausen of Estes Builders, where she will guide you through 13 very important questions to ask your prospective builder, with the goal of comparing those answers so in the end, you can make an informed decision. DEMO LEADER: Nell Clausen is a custom home sales representative for Estes Builders

2:30-3:30 p.m.: DEMO AREA #2 Title: Generating Energy from the Oceans: Opportunities, Challenges and the Path Forward Learn about the potential renewal energy available from oceans and estuaries, the types of devices that currently exist or are in development, the state of knowledge with respect to potential environmental impacts and the challenges associated with permitting, construction and operation. Given Clallam County’s strategic location along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, there is a potential for a variety of green jobs and technology development if significant wave and tidal energy generation is realized. DEMO LEADER: Jeffrey Ward is a senior research scientist at the Marine Sciences Laboratory in Sequim and has lived and worked in the community for almost 25 years. He manages the North Olympic Peninsula NASA Solutions Network for the North Olympic Peninsula Resource, Conservation and Development Council and is the project manager for a large multi-year Department of Energy project that is assessing the

10:15-11:45 a.m. DEMO AREA #1 Title: Spin Your Meter Backwards: Solar Electricity for Your Home and Business Grid-tied PV (photovoltaic solar electricity) is appropriate for any home or business connected to the utiltity grid with good solar exposure. There never has been a better time to make your own clean electricity from the sun due to price decreases in solar equipment, federal tax credits, state production incentives and local financing options. The presentation will cover the basics of site assessment, equipment choices, system cost and performance estimates using projects here on the Olympic Peninsula to illustrate. DEMO LEADER: Andy Cochrane founded Power Trip Energy Corp. in 2002, which has installed more than 200 grid-tied PV projects on the Olympic Peninsula.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. DEMO AREA #2 Title: Septics 101. Attend this popular two-hour homeowners’ overview on the what, why and how of septic systems and maintenance. This class is brought to you by the Clallam County septic personnel, Sue Waldrip and Janine Reed, and features a panel of local design, install and pump professionals. The first hour covers the basics of how septic systems work and the second hour covers how to maintain your septic system. The experts’ panel will help present the maintenance portion of the class and will be available to answer individual questions before, during and after the class. DEMO LEADERS: Janine Reed has worked for the county since 1999 in the onsite program for Environmental Health. Sue Waldrip worked for Environmental Health from 1983-1990 and left to raise a family. She returned to work in the onsite program in 2006. Experts panel member James Paulsen is from Olympic Sewer and Drain and volunteers his time to help with the class.  

12:15-1:45 p.m. DEMO AREA #1 Title: DIY Concrete Pavers, Easier Than It Sounds During this demo, Jack Marshall will discuss and demonstrate how simple it is to install concrete pavers. In addition, he will show how to build concrete block retaining walls, using various sizes and styles of block. Discover tips and tricks to help you transform any outdoor area into a beautiful, livable space. Come prepared with “Do-It-Yourself” questions that pertain to your particular situation. Marshall has worked on numerous paver projects and can help you identify solutions for all of your specific problems. DEMO LEADER: Jack Marshall, a landscape designer with Blake Tile and Stone for five years.

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12:45-1:45 p.m. DEMO AREA #2 Title: The Future of Home Heating and Our Energy Independence In the past, a home’s heating system was considered a necessary evil, a clunky and often noisy network of pipes and wall units which sat obsolete for six months of the year and then only earned its money in the dark winter months when the temperature outside dropped. Come and visit with Dustin Halverson and Jeanné Sparks while they discuss the new up and coming technology as we work to create our own energy independence. DEMO LEADERS: Jeanné Sparks and Dustin Halverson of All Weather Heating and Cooling Inc.   

 1:30-2:30 p.m. DEMO AREA #1 Title: Northwest Vegetable Gardens Solving Vegetable Problems Before They Happen: Veggies going to seed too quickly? Plants not growing properly? Seeds not germinating? Hume helps you solve these and other problems in the vegetable garden. He says many of today’s problems can be corrected before or at planting time. And he’ll show you ways of correcting them naturally. DEMO LEADER: Ed Hume is celebrating his 42nd year as a gardening personality. His weekly television show is the longest continuous-running gardening television show in North America and possibly in the world. He also has a weekly radio show and has written for various local, regional and national publications. Hume also is a well-known International speaker. “Gardening in America” can be seen at KONG TV in Seattle, channels 6/16 on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.

2-3 p.m. DEMO AREA #2 Title: Passive House: Can a Home Really Be Heated With Just a Hair Dryer? Come to this informative demo and learn about “passive house” standards and methods used to create an ultra-energy efficient house.  ‘Passive house” dwellings can achieve an energy savings of as much as 90 percent compared to conventional housing. Topics will include designing for your local climate, highly insulated walls, ceilings and windows, airtight construction and heat recovery ventilation systems.  DEMO LEADER: Don Schuba is a local architectural designer who has received his “passive house” certification.

2:45-3:45 p.m. DEMO AREA #1 Title: Natural and Sustainable Landscaping This presentation will focus on permaculture-based landscape design principles and concepts that produce multiple benefits for people and the environment, including food production, microclimate modification, beauty, stormwater management and wildlife habitat. DEMO LEADER: Joe Holtrop is Clallam Conservation District’s manager. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in landscape architecture, as well as a master’s degree in adult education. He has been a certified permaculture consultant since 1987.

3:15-4 p.m. DEMO AREA #2

Title: Around Again: A New Purpose Join Gavin Wuttken, co-founder of the nonprofit store Around Again, as he walks through a presentation of the many exciting projects which can be created from items that may have otherwise found their way to the landfills. The store offers pick-up and dropoff services for items as well as some recycling services and has provided materials for the re:structure re:design demonstration. In the outdoor exhibit spaces, you will find a completed structure built of repurposed construction waste and salvaged materials. DEMO LEADER: Gavin Wuttken, Around Again.


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Company.................................................................Booth # AAwnings & Sunrooms of Distinction............Outside Air Flo Heating............................................................................. 20-21 Alicia Interiors.................................................................................223 All Weather Heating & Cooling Inc............................42-43 Allform Welding Inc.......................................................................14 Alpha Builder.....................................................................................215 Angeles Millworks & Lumber Co..................................50-51 Bath Fitter................................................................................. 225-226 Berneking Concrete Homes....................................................41 Blake Tile & Stone............................................................................37 Bliemeisters’ Wood Works Inc................................................. 3 Budget Blinds.......................................................................................55 Built Green of Clallam County.............................................216 by Design Group, Inc....................................................................... 12

CR Boger Construction, Inc....................................................212 C. Anderson Homes & Development............................... 29 Champion Metal of WA.............................................................. 63 Clallam County PUD .................................................................. 8-9 Clallam County Sheriff’s Office...........................................211 Classic Hardwood Floors..........................................................40 Clawson Construction LLC........................................................6 Cleanspace Northwest Inc. .....................................................23 College Works Painting...........................................................209 Defining Edge.......................................................................Outside DelaBarre Construction............................................................ 39 DeWald’s Healthy Carpet Cleaning..................................214 Discount Custom Plans...............................................................32 Drafting Solutions........................................................................217 Eagle Home Mortgage................................................................ 38

Endless Efforts Limited..............................................................23 Estes Builders, LLC..........................................................................58 Everwarm Hearth & Home................................................17-18 Fairchild Floors ..............................................................................228 Ferrellgas ...............................................................................................57 First Federal . .......................................................................................22 Glass Services Co.......................................................................46-47 Hadlock Building Supply............................................................. 11 Hartnagel Building Supply................................................52-53 Hines Construction, Inc...........................................................229 J.D.G. Construction Inc................................................................ 62 Kandu Enterprises.......................................................................220 KeyBank.................................................................................................213 Kreps Construction, LLC.............................................................33 KSQM 91.5................................................................................................44


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Rainbow Sweepers, Inc................................................................35 Richerts Marble & Granite Inc. ............................................ 15 Sanford Irrigation, Inc.................................................................61 Security Services Northwest.................................................49 Sequim Electric .............................................................................227 Sequim Gazette......................................................................218-219 Sequim Village Glass........................................................................ 7 ServiceMaster of the Olympic Peninsula....................54 Sherwin-Williams.........................................................................230 Spa Shop/Pellet Heat...................................................................4-5 Strait Floors Inc.............................................................................. 210 Thomas Building Center.....................................................27-28

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Start with the basics: Buy or build an energy-efficient home To earn the Energy Star®, a home must meet guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes are at least 15 percent more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC) and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20-30 percent more efficient than standard homes. And with homebuyers increasingly interested in green building, energy efficiency is the place to start. That’s because the energy used in homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain and risks of global warming. So, the less energy used, the less air pollution generated. And the easy way to make sure a new home is energy-efficient is to look for the blue Energy Star® mark, the governmentbacked symbol for energy efficiency. This label identifies a home as having earned the Energy Star®. Any home three stories or less can earn the Energy Star® label if it has been verified to meet EPA’s guidelines, including: single family, attached and low-rise multifamily homes; manufactured homes; systems-built homes (e.g., structural insulated panels, insulated concrete forms or modular construction); log homes, concrete homes; and even existing retrofitted homes. Energy Star® qualified homes can include a variety of “tried-and-true” energy-efficient features that contribute to improved home quality and homeowner comfort, and to lower energy demand and reduced air pollution: 1. Effective Insulation Properly installed and inspected insulation in floors, walls and attics ensures even temperatures throughout the house, reduced energy use and increased comfort. 2. High-Performance Windows Energy-efficient windows employ advanced technologies, such as protective coatings and improved

Clallam County PUD encourages those customers interested in a new home to purchase or build ENERGY STAR® qualified homes. frames, to help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. These windows also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furnishings. 3. Tight Construction and Ducts Sealing holes and cracks in the home’s “envelope” and in heating and cooling duct systems helps reduce drafts, moisture, dust, pollen and noise. A tightly sealed home improves comfort and indoor air quality while reducing utility and maintenance. 4. Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment In addition to using less energy to operate, energyefficient heating and cooling systems can be quieter, reduce indoor humidity and improve the overall comfort of the home. When properly installed into a tightly sealed home, this equipment won’t have to work so hard to heat and cool the home. 5. Efficient Products Energy Star® qualified homes also may be equipped with Energy Star® qualified products — lighting fixtures, compact fluorescent bulbs, ventilation fans and appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines. 6. Third-Party Verification With the help of independent Home Energy Raters, Energy Star® builder partners choose the most appropriate energy-saving features for their homes. Additionally, raters conduct onsite testing and inspections to verify the energy efficiency measures, as well as insulation, air tightness and duct sealing details.

Better performance Properly installed energy-efficient improvements deliver better protection against cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pollution and noise. An energy-efficient home helps ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms, improved indoor air quality and greater durability. Smart investment To date, more than 8,500 home builders have partnered with the EPA to construct more than 1 million Energy Star® qualified homes. The trend is clear. By choosing a home with the Energy Star® label, you can

What are the benefits of an Energy Star® Home? Added confidence Home buying is complex enough with out having to know all the details of energy-efficient construction. Instead, look for the government-backed Energy Star® label to easily identify homes that are truly energy efficient. Find the house of your dreams and enjoy peace of mind knowing that it also meets strict energy efficiency guidelines. Lower ownership cost Compared with standard homes, Energy Star® qualified homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling and water heating — delivering $200-$400 in annual savings. Over the average seven to eight years you may live in your home, this adds up to thousands of dollars saved on utility bills. Additional savings on maintenance also can be substantial. Financing your home purchase using an Energy Star® mortgage or an energy-efficient mortgage also can lead to savings.

be confident that it will have an increasingly valued feature when the time comes to sell. Environmental protection Did you know that your home can be a greater source of pollution than your car? In fact, 16 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are generated from the energy used in houses nationwide. Energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain and global warming. Simply put, the less energy we use in our homes, the less air pollution we generate. For more energy savings tips, visit www.clallampud. net. From the Energy Star® website (www.energystar.gov).


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Renovate The lowdown on lead paint The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enacted a new rule for professional contractors in April 2010 to help keep small children safer from the dangers of lead dust exposure. If you live in a home built before 1978 and you’re contemplating any work that will disturb more than six square feet of painted surfaces inside the home or 20 square feet on the exterior of the home — for example, replacing a window, installing cabinets or adding on to your home — the contractor you hire is required by law to be trained and certified by the EPA. Keep your family safe from the dangers of lead exposure by hiring an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Renovator. Professional remodelers who have achieved EPA Lead-Safe Certification are trained and prepared to work in pre-1978 homes for minimizing dust and potential lead paint exposures. These workers also have certified their firms and will carry an EPA seal verifying their qualifications to follow lead-safe work practices. Certified renovators have the knowledge and tools to contain dust and keep your family safe. Do not attempt remodeling work yourself or hire an uncertified remodeler as this puts you at risk of lead poisoning. To find an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Renovator, call the NPBA at 452-8160 or use the tool at www. leadfreekids.org to find one near you. The NPBA is an approved training partner of the National Center for Healthy Housing and teaches the Lead Renovator and Dust Sampling Technician classes under NCHH’s EPA accreditation. Classes are taught by NPBA member Annie O’Rourke and the next one will be held on March 16. For more information, contact FaLeana Wech at faleana@npba.info.

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NPBA Expo 2011 • — but it’s getting closer. “ The national labs have different skill sets and expertise and they’re working in a collaborative way to move technology forward in renewable energy,â€? said Jeff Ward, a senior research scientist and project manager in ecotoxicology and biotechnology with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a DOE scientific research facility, operated by Battelle. One of PNNL’s sites is the laboratory in Sequim. Ward is the marine studies project manager and Andrea Copping is the principal investigator.

The project “What we’re doing is assessing potential environmental effects of wave/tidal energy,� Ward said. “We’re working closely with regulators, industry, tribal entities, academia and the public to discuss what we’re learning and using the information to address the challenges. Our tools include numerical models, laboratory experiments and simulations, environmental risk assessments, limited field studies and dissemination strategies. It will all come together to provide information that guide investments, assess and mitigate potential issues, and provide a way forward for renewable energy investment in the coastal zone.� Washington’s goal is to have 15 percent of its electricity generated from renewable sources by 2020. Ward said because of the Olympic Peninsula’s geographical assets, “the potential for energy generated from waves and tidal currents is just tremendous. The reality is there’s a lot of ocean and wind energy available in coastal areas. The opportunity to contribute to sustainable energy is really high here.� Ward added that the coastal nature of the sound and strait creates a co-location advantage because the population is growing and there are many untapped resources in the Salish Sea, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the open ocean off the Northwest coast. “Part of the story of this project is for us to communicate, ‘If you do this right in designing wave/tidal devices, you’ve created an industry that hasn’t been seen here before,’ in the sense of green jobs, servicing of the devices, building parts for them,� Ward explained. “Some of the parts of the devices have highly technical engineering and their manufacture is done a existing facilities or through existing vendors. The larger components, including subsea anchors, cables and related infrastructure could be built in coastal ports. The smart thing is to fabricate the larger components near where you want to deploy them — that is the economic opportunity for our area. If we create the right economic environment, offer the

technology and technical expertise the developers need, the Olympic Peninsula could play a strong part in ocean and tidal renewal energy development.�

Future challenges Challenges remain in deploying ocean energy devices into the ocean’s corrosive environment, understanding the potential effects on marine life, garnering economic support and working closely with state and federal regulators, tribal entities and stakeholder groups, Ward said. “PNNL also is providing industry with information on the best places for deployment through the use of sophisticated hydrodynamic models for Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. These kinds of model are essential with siting and in assessing the potential longterm effects of energy removal if multiple devices are eventually deployed.� Ward noted that because water is much denser than air, the energy potential is much greater per equivalent volume with a tidal turbine than a wind turbine. The former also is more consistent and capable of being measured, as the tidal fluctuations can be predicted indefinitely and for specific locations. Between Olympia and the strait, “in a 12-hour period there always will be water moving at a sufficient speed to move a turbine,� Ward said. “We would know how much movement we’re going to get because we know the tidal tables. We can’t do that yet with wind or solar power.�

But when? “When we will generate electricity from marine power is a tricky question. I think it’s likely in the next few years we will at least have pilot-scale deployments in the water that we can study,� Ward said. “It’s too early in the process to determine how much this technology can contribute to the state’s 20-percent renewable energy, but we are definitely moving in the right direction.�

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1. Built Green team: Develop a mission statement for the project’s goals/ objectives and establish a Build Green team, using contractors, subcontractors and vendors who subscribe to the concept. 2. Site and water: Consider the site and protect it from erosion. Preserve as much natural vegetation as possible, saving soil removed and grinding up brush or branches for mulch. Minimize the impact on the site through not exceeding a 20-foot perimeter around the footprint. Use non-toxic landscaping

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materials and keep grass to less than 25 percent of the landscaped area. Install a rainwater collection system. 3. Energy efficiency: Important design features are a footprint of 1,500 square feet or less, a window to floor ratio of less than 12 percent and stacking the plumbing for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms close together. Blown-in wall insulation should range from a minimum of R-23 to R-27. Install ENERGY STAR® appliances, compact fluorescent fixtures and light bulbs. 4. Health and indoor air quality: Insulate the crawl space, install a vapor barrier and seal the seams. Use formaldehyde-free subflooring and sheathing. Use non-volatile organic compounds for paint and sealants and ventilate when finishes are applied. Tack down carpet rather than gluing it down to eliminate off-gassing. 5. Materials and design efficiency: Create a waste plan and minimize construction waste by recycling it on the job site. Use a truss-roof system and engineered lumber for long expanses rather than large dimension solid lumber. Use fiber cement siding or cultured stone on more than 70 percent of the exterior. Instead of carpet use recycled or renewable flooring products such as tile or bamboo. 6. Promote environmentally friendly homeowner operation a n d m a i n t e n a n c e : P ro v i d e homeowner with an information kit on operation and maintenance instructions and checklist documentation.

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Pride and value in dual certification Kevin Russell of Clawson Construction, also in Port Angeles, is building a 2,000-square-foot Craftman-style home “with a Northwest flair.” Russell was integral in establishing Built Green Clallam County and its checklist. “This home will be another dual certification under Built Green and Energy Star®,” Russell said. “We are an Energy Star® certified builder and we always have dual certification if that’s what the client desires. This homeowner wanted to ‘go green’ for environmental reasons and to do his part in maintaining our way of life on the peninsula. For example, one thing he insisted on was being able to turn off a heated towel bar so he wouldn’t waste energy.”

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Russell sketched out some of the green features and why he uses them: • Conventional framing with blown-in blanket insulation. “I like it because it fills any cavity and feels solid like a wall. It doesn’t promote moisture and mold and won’t let fire or smoke spread.” • Air source heat pump. “I install a very highly rated heat pump with a lockout feature so the auxiliary electric furnace won’t come on until the outside temperature gets below a preset temperature. I also use a super high efficient water heater that retains heat well and isn’t cycling on and off a lot.” • Energy heel trusses. “These trusses (blunt in design) allow us to fill with insulation a much larger area and we can get more insulation out to the exterior wall, plus there’s a uniform amount of insulation across the trusses. (Traditional russell trusses are sharply angled and only a tiny amount of insulation can be put in where they meet exterior walls, resulting in cold air seepage.) It makes for a tighter building envelope.” • New products. “I’m using a new fiber cement product that looks like rock, plus fiber cement shingles and siding. They’re not only sustainable but energy-efficient, fire-resistant and superlow maintenance products. I also use fiber cement enclosed soffits so flaming materials can’t get drawn in in the event of a fire. Along with a green-built house, I want to build a safe house.” • Environmental impact. “We disturb just around the footprint of the house and with lot clearing, we’re doing low-impact development — only what we need to put the house in. Houses need a defensible zone for fire, so we return the top soil and put in fire-resistant shrubs or plants, or native grasses that don’t have to be watered.” Russell and company are taking recycling to another level on this project by dismantling a four-story, owner-built structure red-tagged by Clallam County for safety issues. “This project is very unique that way because we are going to reuse and recycle some of the materials in that building, leaving less to go to the land fill.”

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