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BAY PACIFIC CONSTRUCTION INC.: LIFESTYLE HOME FOR THE YEAR 2000 MADE REAL BY SEATTLE ARCHITECTS

 GIG HARBOR, Wash., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released by Bay Pacific Construction Inc. today:
 What kind of homes will represent the lifestyle choices of the future? Will troubled economic times and materials supply shortages crush the hope for better living standards? These questions were given top priority as Seattle architects and builders Peter Anderson and Mark Anderson planned the Smart Technology House in Gig Harbor. Now complete after more than two years of research, planning and construction, the home provides promising answers to these difficult questions.
 "Shortages in energy or material resources don't have to mean decreasing our living standards, but they will force us to change the way we build," said Peter Anderson, co-owner of Bay Pacific Construction. Not content with a future of just "getting by with less," he predicts a period of rapid improvements in home design and efficiency, resulting in high performance buildings which are more responsive to the needs of the inhabitants, and make more responsible use of all resources.
 The Smart Technology House was built by the Andersons to demonstrate innovative ideas about system integration and building performance. New products and building techniques were selected to contribute to the goals of energy efficiency, safety, low maintenance, convenience and use of substainable resource building materials.
 Coordinating the functions of the home is a Smart House computer system giving homeowners automated control over heating and cooling, burglar alarms, fire protection devices, security cameras, motorized windows and skylights, electric doorlocks, hot water heating and circulation, and landscape irrigation.
 Electronic cables in the home's walls replace conventional wiring, and allow the computer to control every service function for maximum conservation and comfort. Sensors placed throughout the interior and exterior constantly monitor temperature, humidity, rainfall, natural light levels, positions of people and vehicles, and other information required for the efficient, safe and convenient operation of the home.
 The home's structural and insulation systems also make innovative use of state-of-the-art technology. The three-story hillside home combines economical 2 x 6 framing with engineered wood beams and joists, foam sandwich panels, and steel. Eliminating large dimensions sawn lumber components, the house demonstrates the use of efficient engineered elements made from wood by-products and trees from managed second and third growth forests. "By shifting the building industry's focus to innovative use of renewable resource products now, we can continue to improve our standards of living in ways that are affordable and sustainable for the future."
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 /CONTACT: Peter Anderson, president, of Bay Pacific Construction, 206-851-8080/


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