Building Innovation for Homeownership
Award Winners: Alaska

PROJECT: Lacy Laine Subdivision, Wasilla, Alaska

SUBMITTER: Jess Hall, President, Hall Quality Homes, Palmer, Alaska

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Lacy Laine is a three-home subdivision in Wasilla, Alaska, in the Mat-Su-Valley near Anchorage. The three-bedroom, one-bath homes are super energy- efficient and meet the 5-Star Energy Rated Standard. Each air-tight home includes a heat recovery ventilation system, a 92 percent sealed combustion gas forced air furnace, R-21 wall insulation, R-40 ceiling insulation, and low-E argon vinyl windows. Humidity and mold problems unique to Alaska are virtually eliminated through use of the ventilation systems. The 5-star energy rating features produce not only a more comfortable living environment, but also reduce monthly energy costs for homeowners. Lacy Laine prices start at $77,000 and average $85,5000, well below area median. Two of the homes include a one-car, completely finished, attached garage. Financing is available through the Rural Economic and Community Development funding program, with zero down-payment and interest rate subsidies to qualified buyers. Homes are scheduled for completion in November, 1996.

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Hall Quality Homes, Palmer, Alaska; United States Rural Economic and Community Development funding program


Content Archived: January 20, 2009