Ashland Home Showcases Energy Efficiency

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ASHLAND, Ore. — A home in Ashland is one of six homes chosen as having one of the best energy efficient technologies in the Pacific Northwest.

Jovick Construction has been working on a home in Ashland since March 2012.  The company deconstructed the home built in the 70’s and is using about 50% of the recycled materials back into a new home.

Crews are utilizing the wood from the old home and will also include energy efficient insulation, framing and a heating and cooling system. This caught the attention of Northwest Energy Star, a program out of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. The home in Ashland is one of six homes in the Pacific Northwest that’s demonstrating super efficient building practices.

“We have goals of air tightness, energy efficiency, water efficiency… different things they wanted to see, and really the cherry on the top was the deconstructed home we were reusing, which I really feel is just the way things are going to be in the future,” said Daniel Jovick, the owner of Jovick Construction.

The project will be done in early March 2013.