REHOBOTH BEACH, Del., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 17th, 2013 Schell Brothers, a builder of new homes in Delaware, earned the award for Best Green Built Home for the second year in a row at the Annual Regal Awards Ceremony presented by the Home Builders Association of Delaware. Held in the state capital of Dover, the awards highlighted the best in both Sales and Marketing within the Delaware home building industry.
The Hartford model at Heritage Creek in Milton received the Best Green Built Home Award. One of the first models built with Schellter™ Advanced Building Science technologies, The Hartford scored a 48 on the HERS scale which means an estimated annual heating and cooling cost savings of $2,000 over a typical existing home with a HERS score of 130. As the first home builder in Delaware to sign on to RESNET's program requiring a 100% commitment to marketing their achieved HERS scores, Schell Brothers Homes are delivering an average HERS score of 52 on standard homes and 31 on homes with upgraded solar.
The Hartford was built to meet the EPA's stringent Indoor AirPlus Program specifications. High performance features include a 16 SEER Air Conditioner, Natural Gas, Double Low-E windows, Rinnai Tankless Water Heater, Advanced Framing Techniques including 2x6 construction 24" on center, raised heel trusses and insulated window and door headers. In addition to the Hartford's outstanding high performance features, this unique single family home design was based 100% on customer feedback and was awarded Best Single Family Home Design by the National Home Builders Association Sales and Marketing Council.
The Best Green Built Home wasn't the only award that Schell Brothers left the ceremony with on Friday night. Several individual accomplishments were recognized: Jamie Hudson was awarded Sales Director of the Year for the second year in a row; Larry Gee was awarded Selections Coordinator of the Year, now for three years running; Johnny Cristaldi was recognized for Superintendent of the Year; Josh Hay was presented Sales Person of the Year.
Schell Brothers and its affiliated companies Kincade Homes, Echelon Custom Homes, Echelon Interiors, and Renew Smart Renovations brought home an impressive total of 24 Regal awards this year. The Bryer model in Wagamons West Shore built by Kincade Homes was awarded Best Single Family Home from $250,001 - $400,000. Echelon Custom Homes received multiple awards for best home, kitchen and bath designs. Breakwater in Lewes was named Single Family Resort Community of the Year, and Independence Hall at Independence in Millsboro was named Best Active Adult Clubhouse.
Schell Brothers is located at 20184 Phillips Street, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Chris and Preston Schell have set the standard for home building excellence, high performance features, and responsible land use in Coastal Delaware. Sussex County is a natural draw for new home buyers due to the beach environment and its ranking among the most favorable of all U.S. counties in terms of property taxes as a percentage of home value. For more information about Schell Brothers, please visit http://www.schellbrothers.com or call 302-226-1994.
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