South Lake Tahoe-986 Park Hotel

2010 Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Home Awards - Commercial Merit Award read article

Highlights of Green Features:

TRPA Compliant erosion control measures (BMP's)
Exterior lighting designed to minimize light pollution.
Site disturbance was minimized by utilizing an existing structure.
Native, drought tolerant landscaping.

Water Efficiency:
Dual flush toilets and low flow showers and faucets.
Drip irrigation used for drought tolerant landscaping. No turf grass used.
Ozone laundry system saves up to 35% of wash water.

Energy Efficiency:
Daylight and motion controlled lighting
Passive cooling using fans, operable windows, and window shades to eliminate the need for air conditioning.
Zero emission (alcohol fueled) fireplaces for ambiance and supplemental heating.
Energy Efficient refrigerators and dishwasher
Regimented maintenance program to ensure energy saving systems operate as designed.
Extensive use of energy efficient lighting
Tankless water heaters to eliminate standby losses.
Ozone laundry system uses 95-100% less energy for water heating.

Materials and Resource Conservation:
100% of the original structural was retained minimizing demolition waste and reducing the use of new materials.
New interior walls built with reclaimed Douglas fir.
Materials removed from the original building were re purposed to be used in the new building. The original pool fence was used to build custom furniture for the lobby.

Indoor Environmental Quality: (Healthy interiors)
C02 monitors
Zero VOC paint
Non-toxic cleaning products
Hypo-allergenic pillows
Organic guest bath products (soaps, shampoo, etc.)
Operable windows provide unlimited fresh (Tahoe) air.
Non-Smoking building, Smoking areas are designated 25 feet from the building.
Daylight and views in all public spaces and guest rooms.
Natural patina finishes used instead of toxic lacquers and stains.

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Location:South Lake Tahoe
Structural Engineer:MWA, Inc.
Builder:Sierra Sustainable Builders
Interior Designer:David and Solomon Aflalo of G8 Partners
Photographer:Jeff Katz Photography
Year Completed:2009
Square Feet:+/-38,000

We are writing to recommend Kurt Reinkens of MWA, lnc. based on his outstanding work on the design and construction of our home at Lahontan.

After purchasing a lot in the spring of 2006, we retained Kurt to develop plans. Within a few months, the plans were completed, we retained a contractor, and we obtained approval from Lahontan to proceed. The process was flawless and working with Kurt and his staff was a pleasure. He helped us select an excellent contractor and he developed a set of plans that maximized our views yet still preserved our privacy. Once construction was underway, Kurt worked closely with us and with our contractor to select interior and exterior finishes. He also developed an excellent landscape plan and helped us select a landscape contractor.

Because we live in the Bay Area, a lot of our communication with Kurt was by e-mail or telephone conference. We found him to be very responsive, so that designing and building a new home “long range” wasn’t a problem. We especially appreciated the fact that hurt would typically propose a number of solutions to an issue, give us the pros and cons of each, so we felt fully informed when making decisions.

Construction was completed exactly on schedule in September 2007. We are extremely pleased with every aspect of our new home and are very grateful to Kurt for an outstanding result.
Steven & Dorine Kohn