Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Epoch Homes Wins Two Major Awards from BSC

Epoch Homes, the Pembroke, NH custom modular home manufacturer, took first place for a Modular Home between 3,001-4,000 square feet at the annual BSC Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design.  The Building Systems Councils (BSC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) presented the award for the best modular home at their annual Showcase event in Washington D.C. Epoch Homes also won first place for Excellence in Design- Green Building in this year’s awards.

2013 BSC award winning Modular House between 3,001 and 4,000 sq ft

The award winning Modular Home between 3,001-4,000 square feet was built on Cape Cod, MA with builder Old Harbor Homes. Together, Epoch Homes and Old Harbor Homes have partnered to win a number of design awards. The ocean front home offers expansive views from all levels and incorporates complex structural engineering to maximize the glazing in a challenging high wind environment. The initial design was by the architectural firm Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects. Epoch Homes converted the structure to a modular approach to reduce costs and to speed the time of construction. The specifications were developed to incorporate the Epoch Homes’ Healthy Home Specification, using low VOC building materials, finishes, and systems to control indoor air quality.

John Ela, Epoch CEO and owner stated, “Our employees are thrilled to be recognized, once again for the custom homes that we have an opportunity to build. In this case, custom elements included design, structure and healthy materials. We often say that modular should be viewed as a construction technology that saves time and money, rather than a particular look, or a cookie cutter design, and this home is a great illustration. Our long history of building award winning homes has gone a long way to dispel old myths and misunderstandings about modular homes.” He concluded, “Modular homes are faster, lower cost, higher quality and lower risk, than other construction technologies.” Epoch Homes has won numerous design awards for its green and custom homes.

2013 BCS Green Building Award winner 
The first place Green Building award winning home was certified under ICC-700 National Green Building Standard at the Emerald level, which is the highest rating level. This home was also the first modular home to achieve the Emerald level in NY State.  

Epoch Homes has been involved in Green Building for over 15 years, and is the only Green Approved modular factory in the US.  This home was built for Modern Cottage of Hudson, NY and is located in Ancram, NY in the Hudson Valley. The initial design was by the architectural firm Turkel Design.

For more information about these homes or building your special home, contact John Ela

1 comment:

William Bobbitt said...

Congrats to Epoch; but I think the most important question that comes from BSC awards is -- How does this translate into the most important thing a factory needs ---- NEW ORDERS!