ELKHART, Ind., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Casa Chiara project was selected as the winner of the Colorado Sustainable Design Award in the residential category. All American Building Systems, LLC ("AABS"), one of the nation's largest commercial systems-built builders, built Casa Chiara as an urban infill project developed by Urban Ventures, LLC. Casa Chiara consists of four buildings made up of six residential duplexes and one office building creating a compact environmentally sensitive community for the Sisters of St. Francis in Denver, CO.
The Colorado Sustainable Design Award (CSDA) is a statewide program recognizing outstanding sustainable design in residential, commercial, and civic buildings highlighting people and firms that are designing, building, and planning buildings and communities of the future. A jury of professionals assembled from ColoradoBiz magazine, AIA Colorado, ULI Colorado, and U.S. Green Building Council Colorado select winners demonstrating exceptional sustainable objectives in 10 key areas.
Casa Chiara, designed by renowned architect Michelle Kaufmann, was selected as the winner in the residential category. The ENERGY STAR rated buildings, have a modern look incorporating energy efficient features, such as high performance foam insulation, tankless water heaters, water conserving plumbing fixtures, and solar PV. A passive solar design approach was also taken to make the most use of the sun's energy for the solar panels, as well as reducing the need for electric lighting and air conditioning.
All American Building Systems, LLC was selected as the builder because of the many known benefits of modular construction. AABS' precision framing results in more precise cutting and use of materials with significantly less waste than a site built building. What little waste is generated is collected and recycled; wood cut-offs too small to use on other homes, are gathered and used as fuel to heat our facilities in high efficiency wood burning furnaces; sawdust is collected and made available to farmers as livestock bedding to help minimize the harvesting of trees. Modular construction also has minimal site disruption since over 75% of the construction process is done in the plant. This means less traffic into a job site and less runoff.
All American Homes, LLC, the single family residential division, offers homes from 900 to 3,000 square feet in dozens of flexible floor plans in various styles. Visit our model home located in the Prospect community on the corner of Pike Rd and Hwy 287 in Longmont, Colorado. Contact 866.200.8484 for more information.
For more information on All American Building Systems, LLC visit www.allamericanbuildings.com.
All American Group, Inc., is one of America's premier systems-built construction companies under the ALL AMERICAN BUILDING SYSTEMS®, ALL AMERICAN HOMES® and MOD-U-KRAF® brands, as well as a manufacturer of specialty vehicles. All American Group, Inc is a publicly held company with stock quoted and traded on the over-the-counter markets under the ticker COHM.PK.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which are inherently uncertain. Actual results may differ materially from that projected or suggested due to certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, liquidity, the ability of the Company to bond major contracts, availability of working capital, availability of credit to the Company and its customers, the depth and duration of the recession, the ability to produce buses to meet demand, the potential fluctuations in the Company's operating results, price volatility of raw materials used in production, the availability and cost of real estate for residential housing, the supply of existing homes within the Company's markets, government regulations, dependence on significant customers within certain product types, consolidation of distribution channels, consumer confidence, uncertainties of matters in litigation, the ability of the Company to reach agreement with H.I.G. regarding revised covenants at reasonable terms and the ability to meet the revised covenants in future periods, the availability to the Company of chassis utilized for bus production and the availability of chassis financing to procure the chassis and other risks identified in the Company's SEC filings.
For more information contact:
All American Group, Inc.
2831 Dexter Dr.
Elkhart, IN 46514
Phone: (574) 266-2537
Fax: (574) 266-3044
For investor or financial information:
Corporate Secretary & Treasurer
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