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n McCamant and Durrett Architects can add Nevada City’s cohousing project to its list of awarded developments. The developers won a key National Association of Homebuilders award for the project’s energy efficiency and design.

Katie McCamant and Charles Durrett of McCamant and Durrett Architects received the Silver 2008 Energy Value Housing Award for the cohousing project which was completed in 2006.

Several other McCamant and Durrett Architects projects, including a cohousing development in Cotati have received awards.



The unique Nevada City development has 34 private homes, which range in size from two-

bedroom flats to four-bedroom townhouses on a 10-acre site. The homes also are clustered around a common house used for cooking, dining, laundry




and guest visits.

For more information on the award, contact McCamant and Durrett Architects at 478-1970.

n A skill building seminar for managers hosted by a local employee development company is set for next week. The seminar titled “Setting Performance Expectations” is scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 19 at the Nevada County Contractors’ Association office, 149 Crown Point Court, Suite A. High Performance Advocates hosts the event which is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. The seminar is designed to hold people accountable while keeping high expectations.

For more information, call

288-0180.

n Insulation Solutions of Grass Valley recently joined a key

membership organization.

John Trace, with the company, successfully completed training and certification program entitling the company t0 membership with the Blow in Blanket Contractors Association. The company’s association membership means it abides by a code of ethics guaranteeing that builders and homeowners get insulation installed correctly by a professionally trained crew and receive

fair pricing.

For more information on Insulation Solutions and the Blow in Blanket Contractors Association call the business locally at 273-4866 or visit http://www.bibca.org.

Do you have news to share about your business? Contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly at gmoberly@the

union.com or 477-4234.


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