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    Ashland designer wins green building awards

    Ashland home, Medford eco-housing development noted
  • David Fisse of Northwest Design is all about building green, and this summer he has won the awards to prove it. The latest is for an Ashland home built on Timberlake Drive overlooking Emigrant Lake.
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  • David Fisse of Northwest Design is all about building green, and this summer he has won the awards to prove it.
    Fisse received national recognition from the American Institute of Building Design at the American Residential Design Awards, presented July 11 in Portland. He won first place in the sustainable category for a house he built on Timberlake Drive in Ashland, and he took home another first place in the "Unbuilt design 2,500 square feet and under" category for a model he designed for a future eco-housing development in Medford.
    Locally, Fisse's model also won the professional scale model category of the Green Building Awards, sponsored by Sustainable Living Programs and awarded at the Oregon Green Expo July 3-5 in Medford.
    Fisse also garnered the greenest home award at the Expo, but the award was later rescinded because somebody contested it, he said.
    Contest organizer Shelley Lotz said the greenest home results were thrown out after some of the contestants complained about the judging.
    Winners were determined by a combination of the judges' opinions and popular vote, she said. The judges visited the homes, but one house wasn't available for viewing, she said. Everyone who came to the expo received a ballot, but the homes' photos weren't all displayed properly, she said.
    "The judging wasn't controlled enough. The criteria wasn't specific enough," she said. "It wasn't meant to be anything serious. It was meant to promote green building. We decided to throw out the results and just showcase the homes."
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