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In the spring of 2008, Deltec Homes led a team of builders and volunteers from across the country to build hurricane-resistant structures for a family and a congregation left with nothing after Katrina. It went something like this: 21 hours to demolish a home and install a new foundation, 26 hours to build a new weather-tight structure, 34 hours for insulation and drywall, and 31 hours for finishes and trim.
When Deltec Homes got the call from ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to be the lead builder for their two-hour season finale, the response was a definitive "yes". Saying yes was the easy part. Extreme Makeover asked Deltec to do something that had never been done before: build both a house and church simultaneously, in 106 hours, on opposite sides of an unfamiliar city, 700 miles from home. Deltec jumped right in, orchestrating an extraordinary group of 18 builders from 12 states, thousands of volunteers, and witnessing an amazing passion and drive on the part of everyone involved.
This project was certified Platinum—the highest level—by the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program, and was the first LEED home in Louisiana. LEED certification is rigorous and comprehensive, and this project achieved something that is really unequaled given the time constraints of the project.
Deltec knew it would succeed with Extreme Makeover’s initial mission: to build hurricane-resistant structures for a family and a congregation left with nothing after Katrina. But how green could you really make a house under such pressure? With sustainable building at the core of its mission, Deltec worked tirelessly to build the next generation of structures: those that are safe from high winds, will save money on energy bills year after year, are healthy to live in, and tread lightly on the earth.
As a way to ensure that the green mission was accomplished, Deltec utilized the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program. Through collaboration with the USGBC, the home earned LEED Platinum certification, the highest level of achievement under the comprehensive, national certification program. "The collaborative effort required to create this home is to be commended," said USGBC President, CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fredrizzi. "With their leadership and commitment to best practices in green building, Deltec is at the national forefront in the industry, setting an example for us all to reduce our environmental footprint, cut our energy bills, and come home to a healthier place to live." Download the case study written by the USGBC on this project.
By achieving Platinum certification, Deltec has cemented its place among the most elite green builders in the world. Through careful and integrated design prior to the construction of the project, we have shown that green building techniques can be incorporated into any type of building project, whether it is completed in one week or one year. "This was one of the most intense experiences of my life, and it was amazing to dig down and learn what you’re capable of when rising to a challenge like this. It was also unbelievable to see the selfless dedication of all of the other people who were a part of this project—I can’t believe the number of individuals who went above and beyond to deliver this home to a deserving family." Steve Linton, Deltec’s Director of Sustainable Technologies
Deltec’s Green Building Department offers resources and education designed to help customers navigate the often complicated world of green building. Utilizing our experience on countless green projects such as this Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project, we can help you achieve the level of sustainability that you desire.
The Deltec design provides a complete, unobstructed, panoramic view of the lake. It fits perfectly in its surroundings, it looks like it came from and is part of nature itself. Its energy is wonderful. - Sheldon H., Lake Martin, AL
An open floor plan echoes the wide open spaces outside. - Gayle J., La Grange, WY
Synergy exists between the Deltec and the property it resides on. Both are round and with its established trees surrounding it, it is as if the Deltec grew in place. - Sheldon H. -Alexander City, AL
My Deltec suffered no damage whatsoever from Hurricane Charley or Frances. No leaking or any damage! - Janice G. -Debary, FL
Once inside the door, friends are astonished at how big it is. Spacious, with appealing clean and clear lines. - Tom M., San Salvador
We love our Deltec. It’s a wonderful design and VERY fuel efficient. It was green before green was cool. - Becky A., Greenville, SC
All those who visit us are wowed by the open beams, large rooms, and wonderful views. - Stacy L., Beavercreek, OR
I so enjoy living in the round, a design that enhances an open and spacious feeling within and seems to connect one to the roundness of the Earth. - Genny G., Pickens, SC
I don't think people realize that a house of such character that can function this well is available and within reach of just about anyone who has the means to build a house. - John G., Mesa, CO
We would love to start building a Deltec tomorrow and finally enjoy living in the round. - -Greg and Sandy O., Glasford.IL-
We live 25 miles from the epicenter of a 5.8 quake. Unlike many people around us in this area, we came through it unscathed. The house is solid as a rock! No cracks to walls inside or out, none to foundation, and none to stucco or stone exterior. I have to say when we realized what was happening, it never occurred to us to run out of the house because we know how well this house is constructed. So, thank you Deltec for providing houses that not only are built to survive big storms, but 5.8 earthquakes too! Love our house. - John & Terri H., Spotsylvania, VA