Sun Design Remodeling Team Receives 'Green Professional' and 'Aging in Place' Certifications

Jul 21, 2009, 09:30 ET from Sun Design Remodeling Specialists, Inc.

BURKE, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Design Remodeling Specialists, Inc., based in Burke, Va., has received two new certifications that recognize its excellence in "green" design and construction and for helping clients remodel their homes to age in place.

Craig Durosko, president, has been awarded the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Certified Green Professional designation. This recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes -- without driving up the cost of construction, according to NAHB. Durosko said, "Sun Design has worked with many of its clients to incorporate green principals using sustainable materials and energy friendly products and methods. I am very excited to receive this designation."

Mindy Mitchell, design consultant at Sun Design, has been awarded the Certified Aging in Place (often called "universal design") Specialist (CAPS) certification. CAPS recognizes the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential for home modifications for the aging in place. According to NAHB, aging in place means remaining in one's home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level. It enables people to live in a familiar environment late into life and "the reassurance of being able to call a house a 'home' for a lifetime."

Said Mitchell, "Aging in Place reflects the notion of multi-generational living. Many accommodations needed for the aging population are the same for younger people such as wider hallways to fit strollers just as easily as wheelchairs." Mitchell often speaks to organizations on the topic of aging in place. To inquire about her availability, please contact Sun Design.

About Sun Design

Sun Design, celebrating its 21(st) year, has been the recipient of dozens of industry awards over the years. Also, recently, for the second time, the company was named by Washingtonian Magazine among the top remodelers in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

Sun Design shows off its award-winning work during a series of home tours and special events in which the general public can see how beautiful their work can be. Sun Design is located at 5795 B Burke Centre Parkway, Burke, VA 22015. For more information, visit or call 703-425-5588.

SOURCE Sun Design Remodeling Specialists, Inc.