Envirohaven: The Haven
The Envirohaven Corporation announced their pleasure regarding their nomination from the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) for the Existing Industry Award: Leader in Sustainability for their patented home design structure, “The Haven”. The Haven is a uniquely versatile, durable, and affordable home package with a trendy essence. The Haven home is meant to have a residential or dormitory style, to be “hyper efficient” therefore increasingly sustainable and is even compliant with Universal Building Code (UBC).
In 2012 Envirohaven won the Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) Governor Cup award for Greg and Vicki Bischoff’s business plan designing “truly sustainable housing”. Partnering with Clint Borchard and with continued generous support from local institutions has allowed for the construction and assembling of a relatively inexpensive sustainable home that reduces long construction times and saves money. The Haven, a 1550 square foot home, uses roughly the same amount of materials the average 1050 square foot home. The design emphasizes roof design that are on average 1/3 of the standard house; features circular ventilation, employs all interior spaces, minimizes the use of hallways, can be “easily outfitted with photovoltaic panels, solar water heater, grey water recycling, composting toilets, rain collection system, geothermal or ground air exchangers, green house” with other features that lend to the patented home design.
Envirohaven has its sights on becoming a leader in housing, and a founding leader in a “truly sustainable housing” movement. Envirohaven intends to expand commercially and delve into providing lodging for mineral, oil and gas exploration companies where it might be harder to maneuver typical lodging vehicles. The projects are easy to construct and allow for Green certifications and financial assistance, including federal tax credits such as the Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit. Nominations for this EDAWN Award are reviewed by local business leaders and were voted on October 22, 2015.