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					    Dr. Karen Rasmussen
University of West Florida
The BEST House is a collaborative effort involving UWF's
Building Construction Program, UWF Architectural and
Engineering Services, and area businesses and industry who
are committed to "green" construction and sustainable
development. The name BEST House is derived from the four
foundational ideas of this alliance: build, educate, sustain, and
technology.
                             Energy
            Construction


                      Information
Education and
   Training
   The Evans Group

   Russell Home Builders

   Evergreen Demonstration Home Corp.

   Spencer Maxwell Bullock Architects

   Design Consultants
    ◦   Adams Consulting
    ◦   Gulf Breeze Consulting
    ◦   MEP Engineering Solutions
    ◦   Joe DeReuil Associates
   Mission – Speed widespread adoption of
    environmentally friendly residential homebuilding
    and renovation technologies and methods
   Focus
    ◦ Energy Efficiency
    ◦ Sustainable Technologies
    ◦ Storm Mitigation
   Approach – Build demonstration homes, open and
    operate to educate (public, builders, designers,
    trades and regulators), showcase best technologies
    and methods and update every 3-5 years to maintain
    currency
   ACT, Inc. Metlund Systems                 Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.
   Altergy Systems                           Green Procedures
   American Standard                         Gulf Power Company
   Amore Plumbing                            Hayman Safe Company
   Armstrong Cabinets                        Humbaugh Lift Company
   ARXX Walls & Foundation                   Icynene
   ASHRAE Local Chapter NW Florida #130      Integrity Building Systems
   Barnes Heating and Air Conditioning       James Hardie Building Products
   Binswanger Glass                          Masonite
   Block USA                                 Mathes Lighting & Lamp
   ClosetMaid                                On-Q/Legrand
   Dean’s Solid Surfacing, Inc.              Parksite Plunkett-Webster
   DECRA Roofing Systems, Inc.               Pass & Seymour
   Delta Truss                               Rheem Water Heating Company
   DeGraaf Systems                           The Sherwin-Williams Company
   DuPont Building Innovations               Siemens Building Technologies
   Emerald Coast Utilities Authority         Simpson Strong-Tie Company
   Energy Services of Pensacola (ESP)        Stanley Bostitch
   Evans Group                               Tyco Fire & Building Products
   Florida Pest Control & Chemical Co.       Universal Engineering
   Florida Tile                              USG Building Systems
   Grace Construction Products               Viega LLC
   Grancrete of NWFL                         Wayne-Dalton Corporation
                                              W.R. Taylor & Company
Teaching, Learning, Research,   Features
  and Outreach Space               Passive Solar Collectors
 Energy-efficient                 Greywater and rainwater
 Sustainable Design                catchment systems
 3,300 square feet                Advanced Insulation Systems
 3 bedroom                        Geothermal Heat Pump
 Detached Garage                  Whole-House Ventilation
    ◦ Research                     Energy-Efficient Appliances
    ◦ House Monitoring             Lighting, Daylighting and
   Event Lawn                      Sustainable Building Products
                                   Photovoltaic Panels
                                   Storm and Wind Mitigation
                                   LEED
◦ Building Construction
    Natural Disaster (Storm) Mitigation
    Eco Construction
    Construction and Energy Efficiency
    Landscaping for Sustainability
◦ Energy
    Conservation
    Renewable Energy Generation and Management
    Alternative Energy Generation
    Supply Side Distribution and Management
    Smart Houses and Energy Management
◦ Information
  Wireless networking/telecommunications
BEST House Initiatives
BEST House Portal                ◦   Energy efficiency
    One-Stop Searching          ◦   Water conservation
 ◦   Other demonstration Homes   ◦   Global green initiatives
 ◦   EcoConstruction             ◦   Recycling
 ◦   Local green initiatives     ◦   EcoLandscaping
 ◦   Sustainable living          ◦   Sustainability
                                 ◦   Green Organizations




                                 http://uwf.edu/besthouse
BEST House Initiatives
BEST House For Kids
   Construction WebCam
   Field Trips and Lesson Plan Portal
    ◦ Lesson Plans and Activities (aligned to standards)
    ◦ Field Trips and Online Expeditions
   Teacher Professional Development
   Articulation agreements with Career Academies
BEST House Initiatives
   Summer Camps
    ◦ K-12
    ◦ Laboratories in Bldg. 70
   Workforce Development Partnerships
    ◦ Next Generation Learning Community
   “Green” Fairs
    ◦ Engaging K-20 students in sustainability research
   Conferences
   Professional and Continuing Education
    ◦ Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Building Code
      Administrators, etc.
BEST House Initiatives
Community Seminar Series- BEST Ideas
   Topics related to Construction, Energy, and
    Sustainability
    ◦   Getting Ready for Hurricanes
    ◦   Tips for Hardening Your Home
    ◦   Regional EcoLandscaping
    ◦   Eco Construction for the Home Owner
    ◦   Conserving Water
    ◦   Being Green
    ◦   Building a “Smart” Sustainable Home
    ◦   Remodeling for a “Smart” Home

                                       … and many more
   Center focused on Sustainability and Storm
    Mitigation
   Community and Educational Outreach
   Research
    ◦   GPS/GIS
    ◦   Education/Instructional Technology
    ◦   Energy
    ◦   EcoConstruction, LEED, Green Building
   Completion of design by Spencer Maxwell
    Bullock Architects
   Integration of BEST House into Building
    Construction Program – students working on
    scheduling and estimating projects
   Continuing recruitment of partners
    ◦ Funding and materials
   Projected completion – 2009-2010 academic
    year – actual building to begin early next year
   Visit the BEST House Website
     http://uwf.edu/besthouse/
   Glenda Mayo, gmayo@uwf.edu
   Karen Rasmussen, krasmuss@uwf.edu

				
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