ARMSTRONG BUILDERS WINS 2011 ECOHOME DESIGN AWARD FOR OAHU-BASED `GREEN' COMMUNITY

Kumuhau Neighborhood in Waimanalo, Hawaii Wins Grand Award

HONOLULU- Armstrong Builders has earned a prestigious Grand Award in the 2011 EcoHome Design Awards for its work on Kumuhau, a sustainable residential community on Oahu, built in partnership with the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. The awards recognize homes that balance beauty and affordability.

"Kumuhau is the manifestation of our commitment to build `green' homes," said James Keller, president of Armstrong Builders. "It's an honor to be recognized for this project, which brings together two ideals in which we believe: sustainability and affordability."

Kumuhau is a 45-home neighborhood located at the base of the Ko'olau Mountains in Waimanalo. Homes range from three to five bedrooms and offer a number of green features, such as solar photovoltaic panels, rainwater harvesting systems, dual flush toilets, high-quality insulation, and low-VOC paints, flooring and carpet. The homes also feature whole house fans, which are used to naturally cool and ventilate the homes by exchanging hot air, moisture and odors with fresh air that is pulled in from the outside. All five of the model homes in the Kumuhau community have been certified as LEED Gold.

Sponsored by EcoHome Magazine, the EcoHome Design Awards are given to builders who address the multiple goals of comfort, functionality, energy and resource conservation, health, and durability in their designs. EcoHome Magazine has a national quarterly circulation of over 30,000.

About Armstrong Builders, LLC
Established in 1976, Armstrong Builders, LLC is an award-winning integrated multi-disciplinary company dedicated to outstanding service and craftsmanship in the areas of custom home building, luxury, affordable housing and residential community development, and commercial construction. The company is also a leader in Hawaii's green building industry with a team of LEED accredited professionals and a commitment to building and living sustainably. For more information visit their website or call (808) 848-2484.

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