A collaborative project completed by co-developers Reliance Housing Foundation and the Broward County Housing Authority, contractor Facchina Construction and sustainability expert Trifecta Construction Solutions, Progresso Point was constructed to achieve an overall efficiency that is 40 percent better than Florida energy code. The multi-family project is also designed with tankless water heaters, water saving faucets, showerheads, dual flush toilets, SEER 15 and 16 high efficiency air conditioning, Energy Star qualified lighting in every room, low VOC paint and Energy Star appliances.
Dr. Jennifer Languell, founder and president of Trifecta Construction Solutions, explains that winning the NAHB award will further green building projects in Florida and elsewhere.
“My hope is that the NAHB award draws national attention to the fact that building ‘green’ means healthy and efficient buildings – and it is achievable to all price points,” said Languell. “Progresso Point demonstrates that we are able to produce housing that benefits the environment and local communities.”
About the NAHB
Founded in 1942, the Federation of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) exists to represent the home building industry by serving its members and affiliated state and local builders associations. The NAHB members, who are involved in all aspects of a diversified building industry, create jobs for millions of people and contribute significantly to the economic activity of their community, the nation and the world. Working in partnership, the Federation provides superior service to its more than 140,000 members and their employees and strives to improve housing affordability, availability and choice.
About Trifecta Construction Solutions
For more than 16 years, Dr. Jennifer Languell has championed the integration of green building principles and sustainable design within the construction industry. Today, as founder and president of Trifecta Construction Solutions, she remains an advocate and valued consultant to a wide range of industries that are incorporating sustainable business practices into their daily operations. As environmental policy and growing consumer demands raise expectations for energy efficiency, Dr. Languell strives to educate and inform members of the public and professionals in the building industry. Dr. Languell was the co-host of the Discovery Channel’s Project Earth and has been featured in BusinessWeek, CNN Headline News, HGTV and CNBC. In 2011, she became the first person to receive the National Association of Home Builders’ Green Advocate of the Year award twice since its inception in 1997.