The Paar Residence
The 2012 National Green Building Awards presented by NAHBGreen

Category: Project of the Year: Single Family-Small-Volume

Builder: Chandler Design-Build

Paar Residence Stairwell

Chadler Design-Build describes itself as “dedicated craftsmen having a great time building beautiful, high-performance homes for enthusiastically satisfied clients.” Its goal is to fit its clients' needs in less than 3,000 square feet of living space with the best resource efficiency that it can achieve within its client's budget.

The company doesn't sacrifice beauty or comfort to achieve green priorities, but keeps these values in balance. Chandler Design-Build has been building this way since 1987 and certifies all new homes to both Energy Star and the National Green Building Standard, ICC-700. To make a successful business plan out of green construction, it brings value first. It has also taken the step to make not only its construction practices sustainable but its business as well.

Paar Residence Living Room


The Paar residence is an excellent example of cost-effective construction solutions that bring performance and value at a reasonable price. The home serves as a showcase for a cutting-edge, air-to-water heat pump combined with a radiant heat and water heater application.

The panelized double stud wall system that is used in the home is an extremely cost-effective construction method when compared to Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) and Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs). The galvanized termite shield, foam insulation clip and radon system  are cast into the edge of the concrete and allow for the use of common cinder blocks to build a very high performance insulated slab edge or crawlspace foundation. Aesthetically, this home is appealing to a wide range of consumers, a good example of "mainstream green."


Paar Residence


Paar Residence First Floor - Floor Plan

Paar Residence First Floor







Paar Residence Second Floor - Floor Plan

Paar Residence Second Floor









Paar Residence Building Sections

Building Sections

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