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    BIASC Involvement the groundbreaking ceremony for the third installment of the ABC Green Home series see more

    The Building Industry Association of Southern California’s (BIASC) Danielian Associates, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, and Peninsula Publishing were highlighted in Builder and Developer Magazine for their involvement in the ABC Green Home series.


    A groundbreaking ceremony for the third installment of the ABC Green Home series, the ABC Green Home 3.0, kicked off in Fullerton, CA. The three energy-efficient – one also multi-generational – Net-Zero homes, were designed by Danielian Associates, built by Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, developed by Peninsula Publishing, and had plentiful materials donated by benevolent manufacturers.


    “Our members are bound by law to build Net-Zero homes by 2020, The ABC Green Home Project gives voice to their commitment to sustainable home building here in California,” said BIA of Orange County (BIAOC) Executive Director, Mike Balsamo, who attended the groundbreaking.


    Also amongst the attendees were Sharon Ellis, CEO of Habitat for Humanity; representatives from the home’s sponsors that included Southern California Edison, SoCalGas, and Gouvis Engineering; a representative from the U.S. Army; project architects from Danielian Associates; the city Council and Mayor of the City of Fullerton, Jennifer Fitzgerald; and ABC 3.0 Developer Nick Slevin, publisher of Builder and Developer and Green Home Builder magazines.


    Mayor Fitzgerald reflected that the City of Fullerton is “partnering on these high performance homes as they’re the best example for the market: showcasing best practices with the best organizers, the best design and support partners, with the extra element of assistance to a veteran family. It really doesn’t get any better than this.” As the granddaughter of a WWII Purple Heart veteran, the veteran assistance aspect of the project is obviously very near and dear to her heart, as it is with anyone involved in the project.


    Click here to read the full article on Builder and Developer Magazine.