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As part of our effort to build awareness of building green in the Wichita area, Bauer & Son Construction has committed to a booth at the 2010 Wichita Area Builders Association Home Show. This will be the 56th annual Home Show, sponsored by the Wichita Area Builders Association and it will be held February 4-7 at the Century II Convention Center. More than 275 exhibitors will display a variety of products and services related to home building and home remodeling. Our booth, #921, will include four wide screen TVs, three of which will be displaying slideshows and videos showcasing our green home. The fourth TV will feature our recently redesigned web page that includes our GreenLogic program. Information about LEED® for Homes, ENERGY STAR®, NAHB National Green Building Program, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s – Indoor airPlus, and the U.S. Department Of Energy’s – Builder’s Challenge will be available as well.


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Bauer & Son Construction, Inc. Begins Certified Green Home

Bauer & Son Construction, Inc. recently broke ground on what they anticipate will be the first LEED for Homes project in Wichita. This home is designed to qualify for LEED “Gold” certification which will take place upon the completion of the home when points are awarded across all aspects of the home including design, energy efficiency and material usage. In addition to LEED certification this home is also being qualified for Energy Star, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s – Indoor airPlus, and the U.S. Department Of Energy’s – Builder’s Challenge programs.

“We wanted to show that you can build an exciting and affordable green-built home. Meeting LEED for Homes standards not only demonstrates this, but it gives third party verification to what we are doing,“ said Greg Bauer, president of Bauer and Son Construction.

Bauer & Son Construction is dedicated to green building through commitment and training, as well as developing their own GreenLogic™ set of standards that address all aspects of construction. “Building to LEED standards may not be for everyone, but our GreenLogic™ program is designed to assist home buyers in determining what aspects are right for their lifestyle and budget.” added Bauer.

The home is located in the Fairmont Addition located at 21st North and 127th Street. The home features 1,120 sq. feet on the main level, with an addition 886 sq. feet in the unfinished lower level.

The Living Room –Dining area – Kitchen highlights the “open” floor plan that includes a vaulted ceiling and clearstory windows. Other standard amenities include a large master suite and one bedroom on the main level, a breakfast bar in the kitchen, a covered front porch and covered deck, main floor laundry facilities and a two-car garage. The home boasts space on the unfinished lower level for a family room, two additional bedrooms, and a third bathroom.

Specifically the green features of the home include a heat recovery fresh air ventilation system, cabinets made from wheat board with formaldehyde free adhesives, interior and exterior paint with no VOC’s, cork flooring and a drought tolerant lawn. Visit bscconstruction.com for more detailed information.

Adam Bauer, LEED AP became accredited earlier this year and has spearheaded this project from its conception. Laura Heagler, Green Development Coordinator for Bauer & Son Construction, earned the LEED AP Homes credential in early August and will be managing this project.

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Bauer and Son Construction Receives Another “Green Building” Recognition

Wichita – Laura Heagler, green development coordinator for Bauer & Son Construction, has earned the prestigious LEED AP, Homes certification for good environmental building practices and knowledge in the construction of residential homes. According to LEED, Heagler is the first person in the state of Kansas to pass this particular credential.

Since 2001 LEED AP(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is given to professionals who have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices. The LEED AP certification process is facilitated by the U.S. Green Building Council and the Green Building Certification Institute.

Since its founding in 1948, Bauer & Son Construction has evolved from a focus on upscale residential construction to a full service construction company, building high-quality residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects. The company’s sixty years of success can be attributed to its commitment to quality and its ability to grow and change as the construction environment changes, such as the increased demand for green building expertise.

Laura Heagler is looking forward to continuing her green building education and accreditation as LEED also expands its areas of specialization accreditation.

For more information, please see www.bscconstruction.net and www.gbci.org.

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Laura Heagler Joins Bauer & Son Construction, Inc.

Wichita – Laura Heagler has joined Bauer & Son Construction, Inc. as a Green Development Coordinator. This is a new position with the company, which has recently earned recognition for good environmental building practices and expertise.

Prior to joining Bauer & Son, Heagler was with Cessna for 18 years, working on construction projects for 15 years. Her most recent position was Senior Project Engineer.

“Bauer & Son Construction is committed to providing green design and construction solutions for our commercial and residential clients. I am excited about this mission because is the right thing to do. It means being good stewards of our natural resources and it will improve the health and well-being of our customers,” said Heagler.

Since its founding in 1948, Bauer & Son Construction has evolved from a focus on upscale residential construction to a full service construction company, building high-quality residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects. The company’s sixty years of success can be attributed to its commitment to quality and its ability to grow and change as the construction environment changes, such as the increased demand for green building expertise.


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