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33rd Annual Utah Valley Parade of Homes kicks off with emphasis on Green Build Subhead

The Utah Valley Home Builders Association will kick off their 33rd annual Utah Valley Parade of Homes beginning May 29th and highlighting energy efficient, high-performance green features and a certified green home. Green homes are unique in their construction by including advanced construction techniques as well as advanced technologies resulting in significant reductions in utility bills and environmental impact. Some of the specific green features in this years parade include:

 Fresh air exchange system
 Designed radiant space heating system
 Sealed combustion water heater
 Low E windows
 High-performance Icynene insulation
 Insulated concrete foam construction
 Tankless water heater
 Radiant heat system with high efficiency boiler

Magleby Companies will feature four homes in this year’s Utah Valley Parade of Homes with one being certified green through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Green Building Program. This program is accredited with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and based on the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines and the ICC 700-2008 National Green Building Standard. In total, 27 homes throughout Utah County will be showcased in this year’s Utah Valley Parade of Homes, with home locations as far south as Santaquin City and north to Alpine City.

The Utah Valley Parade of Homes runs from May 29 through June 13. Homes will be open daily from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday.

Tickets are $10 and available online at www.UtahParade.com, Macey’s grocery store in Utah County and AmBank. Advanced tickets are available online at www.UtahParade.com for 10% off the regular price ($9) through May 28. Children age 5 and under are free. Additional benefits are included with the purchase of a 2009 Utah Valley Parade of Homes ticket (valued at $17). They are:

 Seven Peaks Water Park: 1/2 off one full-day admission w/purchase of one full-day admission (valid for 2009 season).
 Trafalga Fun Center: 1 free round of mini golf (expires 12/31/09)

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