Thursday, April 26, 2012

First CHiP Certified Home in the Midlands!

Green Building Council of Greater Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC - April 24, 2012 - The Green Building Council of Greater Columbia announces the first certification of a house in the new Certified High Performance (CHiP) Home program.  The builder is Paradime Construction, Inc., a Home Builders Association (HBA) and Green Building Council member company.  The house, located in Columbia, SC, reached the Bronze Level in the program.

“We are pleased to offer this certification program in Columbia,” said Green Building Council Chairman, Peter D. Williams.  “It is a low-cost solution to build or remodel to a national standard, and assures the buyer that they have invested in a high performance home.”

The CHiP Home program is administered by the Green Building Council of Greater Columbia, which is a council of the HBA of Greater Columbia.  Homes in the program are third-party verified to ensure that they meet the criteria as outlined in the ANSI-approved 2008 National Green Building Standard™ (Icc 700-2008).  The Standard takes many aspects of the structure into account including energy, water and resource efficiency, lot design and preparation, and indoor air quality.  Minimum levels of compliance must be met in each area for a home to be worthy of a certification. 

For more information on the CHiP Home program, please visit the Green Building Council of Greater Columbia’s website at or call (803) 256-6238. 
For more information on Paradime Construction, Inc. and this home, visit their website at or call (803) 600-4237.

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