The ?Power Haus? Takes Home the 4th Annual Award at 2011 GREENBUILD Toronto: USGBC 2011 LEED for Homes Awards | Outstanding Single Family Project

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) October 09, 2011

At the annual 2011 USGBC GreenBuild conference held in Toronto, Canada the ?Power Haus? by Josh Wynne Construction, a Sarasota, Florida based custom home-builder, was awarded Outstanding Single Family Project. Two Trails Inc- Green Building Consulting Firm was the LEED consulting firm chosen to work with Josh Wynne Construction in achieving this remarkable project. The high-design, high-performing home actually produces more energy than it consumes. The ?Power Haus? is an amazing accomplishment by scoring the lowest score conceivable on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) as an index of (-) 22 in comparison to an excellent score being a (+) 40 on a scale of 0 to 100. As for the rating for the United States Green Building Council?s Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) has scored 118 for the ?Power Haus? with points awarded in a variety of green features including but not limited to energy producing PV panels, recycled building materials contents, and water efficiency materials. To place this score in perspective, a score of 95 is a good enough for a LEED Platinum certification.

Drew Smith from Two Trails Inc. was at GreenBuild Toronto to accept the award on behalf of Josh Wynne Construction. ?We are extremely proud to be a part of such a great project. The ?Power Haus? has received great acclamation that it justly deserves. As a company we are always looking to push the limits of green building and having Josh Wynne Construction putting their trust in our firm and our guidance shows what can be accomplished with a little hard work and experience.? Drew Smith, President of Two Trails Inc.

A few amazing green features of the ?Sarasota Power Haus? include passive ventilation, cooling and lightning, concrete blocks filled with foam insulation, kitchen cabinets constructed with recyclable material, using programmable LEDs (light emitting diodes), flooring from polished concrete, and interior walls from troweled clay. A garage is not used in order to not waste material to house a car and instead use an overhanging roof for the owners to park their cars in the shade. The ?Power Haus? also took home 13 Aurora Awards held during the Southeast Builders Conference (SEBC).

About Two Trails, Inc |

Two Trails, Inc. is a Green Building Consulting firm established in 2001. We provide green consulting services nationwide for commercial, residential, remodeling, and developments looking to obtain LEED (US Green Building Council) NAHB Green Home Standard, Energy Star, FGBC (Florida Green Building Coalition) certifications.

Our President, Drew M. Smith, LEED AP, was the founding President of the Florida Green Building Coalition and is the first Governor appointed Green Building Commissioner for the State of Florida. Two Trails, Inc. provides hands-on consulting making it easy to achieve certification.

About Josh Wynne Construction |

Josh Wynne Construction is a Sarasota based custom home-builder, awarded The Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year for its Power Haus project. Power Haus, designed and built by Josh Wynne, is recognized as having the highest overall LEED score ever (118) in a new home as well as the lowest HERS index ever recorded (minus 22). The Power Haus is a high performance home designed with full consideration of its local environment.

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Let’s Get Going! Announced Today a New Concept in Timeshare Resort Marketing!

Orlando, Fl. (PRWEB) March 4, 2009

Orlando Florida may be one of the most Fantastic Cities in America. It’s also one of the most popular family destination on earth; almost 50 million people a year flood its theme parks and hotels in an endless pursuit of childhood fantasy.

LET’S GET GOING! Owner Polly O’Neill Provides mini -vacations &

Special Services to Guests. LGG books suites for a FIVE STAR RESORT in Orlando. We provide tickets to Theme Parks. Provides discounts and information about the area, & Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, and Sea World. Polly has an excellent reputation for customer service.

Kissimmee is the lesser known, surprisingly sophisticated city rooted in Old Florida Values for the few who seek it out. Visit Kissimmee, Check out the parks, recreation, sports, arts and culture, camps, sports leagues, theater performances, and much more.


Parkway International Resort

In January 1988, Island One Resorts acquired and began construction on the Parkway International Resort. This purpose-built timeshare facility added 144 x 2 bedroom, 2 bath villas to Island One Resorts’ inventory.

Hot tubs in Master Bedroom. Separate 2nd Bedroom suite.

This Resort has grown to be one of the best in Orlando.

OFFERING: 3 day 2 nights at the Resort – Two Tickets to Amusement Parks – $ 99.00

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BTL Industries Inc. Moves into New Headquarters in the Boston Area – Relocation Marks Larger Commercial Space, New Employees and Expanded Services

Boston, Mass (PRWEB) October 10, 2011

BTL Industries, the designer and manufacturer of Exilis RadioFrequency (RF) technology to reduce wrinkles, treat laxity and reshape both the face and body, has moved into new corporate offices in Framingham, Mass. The relocation from South Carolina was spurred by continuous growth of Exilis RF within the Company, including the clinical, sales, customer service, IT and marketing departments.

?We are excited to complete renovations and move into a national corporate space where we can proudly bring our customers, offer training seminars, and enable current and future employees to work efficiently under one roof,? said BTL Industries President Marcel Besse. ?In addition to the relocation, and thanks to the impressive professional acceptance of our flagship Exilis RF device, we are pleased to announce several company updates that will further our commitment to outstanding quality, education and patient satisfaction,? added Mr. Besse.

Recent initiatives and events include the following:

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The 3rd Annual Santa Cruz Sea Glass and Ocean Art Festival Celebrates the Sea While Donating to Ocean Conservation?November 5 & 6th at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2011

The Santa Cruz Sea Glass & Ocean Art festival was created by artist, Krista Hammond in 2009. Hammond, being the owner of Santa Cruz Sea Glass; which has been partnered with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation since 2008, wanted to create an event that celebrates ocean art while raising awareness and donations for ocean conservation.

The festivals first event was held at the Long Marine Lab, Seymour Science Center in Santa Cruz. 100% of the festival admission fees were donated by Hammond directly to the Center. Since the festival, new marine exhibits have been funded and enjoyed by many visitors to the Center. “It is a dream come true to create an event that supports local art and the local economy in such a positive way”, says Hammond.

With a line that stretched down the street in 2009, Hammond decided a larger venue was needed in 2010 and approached the iconic Cocoanut Grove on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The new venue was a hit with more than 3400 attendees in 2010.

The event was front page news in the local Santa Cruz Sentinel paper. With the Cocoanut Grove’s floor to ceiling windows facing the ocean and a roof-top ceiling consisting of retractable sky-light, one feels they are at the beach while browsing amazing art, educational displays and a host of amenities including a full bar.

Boardwalk owner, Charles Canfield has been a large donator to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundations funding of the new Exploration Marine Science Center being built in Santa Cruz, right across the street from the Boardwalk. The Exploration Center is scheduled to be open to the public in the summer 2012 and will be the recipient of this year’s festival donation.

With 35 unique sea glass and ocean artists displaying their creations, along with ocean conservation demonstrations, lectures, film screenings and a $ 1000 prize piece sea glass contest, this year’s festival is one not to miss.


TradePMR Licenses Morningstar Site Builder

Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) May 04, 2011

Today TradePMR announced another upgrade to its Advisor Workstation. Using Site Builder, TradePMR will tightly integrate Morningstar’s outstanding content into its platform. Advisors will also be able to generate a Portfolio X-Ray to scan a client’s overall portfolio of equities and funds creating a comprehensive picture of the underlying securities, identifying overlaps, and highlighting areas for improvement.

“We’re delighted to be able to provide Morningstar content to our clients and to further build on our relationship with Morningstar,” said Robb Baldwin, CEO of TradePMR. “Tools like Portfolio X-Ray and Site Builder further our desire to provide a comprehensive Advisor Workstation,” he added.

TradePMR has also licensed an Investment Screener to help Advisors select Stocks, Mutual Funds, and ETFs. The Stock Intersection report allows advisors to evaluate a portfolio’s exposure to individual securities and sectors to quickly indentify sources of outsized exposure.

The Morningstar Site Builder integration will be available free of charge to all TradePMR Advisors later this year. The Site Builder will be demonstrated at Synergy 2011, TradePMR’s annual Advisor Conference from May 4th – 6th in Orlando, Florida.

About TradePMR

TradePMR is a privately held brokerage firm (Member FINRA/SIPC) located in Gainesville, Florida. Since 1999, it has been a leading provider of Brokerage and Custody services to Independent Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) and their clients by providing an integrated web-based workstation that enables RIAs to run their practices more efficiently and effectively.

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Harbor Homes, Debuts PermaShelter™ Self-Assembly Housing & Hart Lyman Cos Unveil Sustainable Village Concept

Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 17, 2010

Re-imagine Haiti Launches: and Hart Lyman Companies are debuting their turn-key sustainable village concept featuring the PermaShelter(tm) self-assembly village housing solution at the Sustainable Haiti conference being held in the Miami Beach convention center March 17th to the 19th, 2010. The conference is scheduled to encompass the many issues surrounding a sustainable recovery for the people of Haiti which includes the investment and incorporation of private business development inside the nation by American firms.

An informative online video tour and assembly product demonstration is viewable at

In preparation for the upcoming presentations, Harbor Homes disaster recovery division, last week chaired the opening panel on construction, reconstruction and infrastructure development at the Global Investments Summit in Miami, which brought together a wide range of executives from the public, private and government sectors including many UN and worldwide humanitarian agencies. Highlighting the release of its innovative third generation disaster recovery housing solution – PermaShelter(tm) – the company introduced key speakers supporting the Haitian rebuilding effort and moderated the panel.

Working in conjunction with the Hart Lyman Companies LLC, a major U.S. real estate developer with expertise in all aspects of commercial and residential development, demolition, abatement and debris removal, environmental remediation, utility and infrastructure creation, Harbor Homes has master planned several self-sustaining Haitian resettlement villages.

The Harbor Homes/Hart Lyman joint venture has grown substantially in scope in only a few weeks, just as the finished home products have matured. Valuable input and insight was gained by constant interaction with Haitian families, mission groups and government representatives. A comprehensive plan has been created to establish factory space and employ Haitians in every phase of the operation.

On the ground in Haiti, strategic alliances have been established. Tecina S.A., one of Haiti’s largest design, engineering and construction firms, has demonstrated a readiness with equipment and a large workforce. Haytrac, Haiti’s largest service and equipment supplier, joins with the consortium, as well as Testa Corp. one of the largest U.S. demolition firms, and CHA companies, a large international civil engineering firm with a full host of design professionals and seismic specialists. The Hart Lyman Companies and their consortium are prepared to redevelop thousands of hectares in Haiti.

With dozens of diseases identified in Haiti, waste sanitation, fresh water, and clean environments along with hurricaneproof homes are the top priorities to stem the tide of ongoing debilitation. Hart Lyman has designed the resettlement villages to include fresh water sources and human waste treatment, along with the PermaShelter(tm) home and cargo2(tm) village support container units to create affordable, sanitary homes with independent fresh water sources where needed, in-house water treatment and solar powered electric delivering lighting, improved air flow and many other features that will combat disease. Once waste treatment and fresh water delivery are conquered, even on the village level, this will lead to greatly improved health conditions for the residents. Inherent features, such as the sloped roof which disallows standing mosquito breeding areas, and the raised floor on an anchored, galvanized structural steel welded frame, make PermaShelter(tm) an ideal choice for the nation since it is engineering certified to withstand 150 mph winds and is rated seismic D.

A native Haitian workforce will be trained to install and service the upgrades of the PermaShelter(tm) products as part of a four-stage economic development plan already under way to help Haiti expand employment. The stated housing goals of Harbor Homes include manufacture of houses that will lower crowding, improve sanitation, provide safer water, eliminate humidity, and create safer environments to lower traumatic injuries, so the medical care available can actually treat people and save lives. PermaShelter(tm) answers many of these most important needs for a permanent housing solution.

With rapid deployment, PermaShelter(tm) homes, which fit fourteen to a single shipping container, can be constructed by a handful of people without special skills with only the use of a wrench in less than a half hour each. The cargo2(tm) container units can be delivered and placed ready-to-use with only final water, sewer or power hookups to be made on-site.

Formerly a private FEMA contractor, Harbor Homes LLC, HaitiHouse(tm) Division has an impeccable record producing temporary housing, travel trailers, and more for disaster relief inside the United States. After hurricane Katrina, another division was responsible for building and transporting thousands of park model homes for American families.

A pioneer in Indoor Air Quality materials selection, processing and testing, Harbor Homes has delivered housing that far exceeds FEMA requirements for low or no formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds and other contaminants. Harbor Homes, using structural steel frames and uniquely insulated steel walls has eliminated almost all wood, adhesives, foam, polyisocyanurates, fiberglass, plastics and items that cause higher toxic levels, which can lead to future health issues.

Additional PermaShelter(tm) features: (view a complete video at

Easy to ship, place, install, disassemble and relocate – arriving ready to place and bolt panels together.
Available immediately in quantities up to 1,000 units weekly (housing up to 6,000 people) for production and delivery in three sizes 7’6″ x 18 foot, 27 or 36 foot.
Has a locking door and screened oversized non-glass windows for personal protection and to shield residents from wind, rain, and weather damage. The hurricane shutter window covers provide security and fold-down to become tables for a variety of uses.
Pressure treated raised lumber floor on steel frame keeps all belongings dry, and protects the owners against illness from standing water.
Impervious to insects. Will not rot. Will not allow vermin to infest or nest.
Now comes with a 30-year warranty.
Affordable in bulk, and will not need to be constantly replaced, like tents, framed canvas and lesser housing units made of plywood or inferior materials.
Environmentally friendly and completely recyclable, moveable, transportable or reusable!
Instantly converts to a storefront, secure storage, guest quarters, and many other uses.
Establishes an export commodity for Haiti for a stronger future.

HaitiHouse(tm) is a division of luxury houseboat manufacturer, Harbor Homes LLC. In response to the global demand for permanent, safe, efficient and affordable disaster housing has released its PermaShelter(tm) brand line for purchase by government agencies, charities, mission groups and other involved in the Haitian recovery effort. PermaShelter(tm) can also be adapted for use in other areas such as Chile, Peru, Ecuador, and island nations.

The Hart Lyman Companies LLC and its principals have developed a wide array of real estate and investment projects over the past thirty-five years. Their strategy has both a national and international reach. Their long-term relationships with numerous Fortune 500 companies include Walgreens, General Electric and M&T Bank, just to name a few. They have been responsible for the development of over 75 ground-up projects in the past 15 years including (but not limited to) environmental clean-up, demolition, entitlement processes and all aspects of construction. With extensive experience in real estate development, renewable energy, industrial product supply and distribution among other industries, they possess a broad-based grasp along a dynamic spectrum of businesses. This diversity enables them analyze projects and opportunities from a wide range of capabilities.

A Disaster Recovery Team Members are ready to serve ALL charities, non-profit groups, churches, missionaries, medical services, corporations and government agencies and can take your calls at the following dedicated phones. All sales must be approved through the Haitian government agencies coordinating the resettlement program.

All Engineering/custom design and building inquiries: email mbatson(at)
All relief organization relations and inquiries: jheath(at)haitihouse(dot)org
Press relations/broadcast requests/interviews: email pr(at)haitihouseorg
For sales orders call USA toll free 888-360-1492

Press interviews with the ownership are available live at the conference March 17-19 at the Miami Beach convention center.

Harbor Homes’ headquarters is located at 1207 Sunset Drive, Thomasville, GA 31792 in South Georgia, USA – HaitiHouse(tm), cargo2(tm) and PermaShelter(tm) are trademarks of Harbor Homes LLC.

Hart Lyman offices are located in Syracuse, NY, Burlington, VT, Atlanta, GA and opening in March 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


All-Con Dallas: Diversity Propels Fandom Culture Convention to New Heights

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 1, 2011

Conceived as an umbrella event to house several specialty ‘mini-cons’, the convention coordinators have found an ideal mix of fresh content each year to keep the community coming back, and asking for more.

True to its name “All-Con” is the multimedia event that unites fans from diverse interest communities under one roof, for three exhausting days that are just plain fun. Fans of science fiction, art, costuming/cosplay, literature, collectibles, Asian ball jointed dolls, roller derby, maid culture, anime, short films, Otaku, burlesque, games, celebrity guests, contests, pageants, discussion panels, workshops, and performances will have their whole weekend filled at the single event.

“Comic book and literary conventions cater to an ‘exclusive’ audience. Toy and Collectible shows are for an ‘exclusive’ audience. Pretty much all conventions are ‘exclusive’ to their core audience. All-Con has been developed as an ‘inclusive’ event, bringing all of the communities together and offering the best of what each of them is founded upon,” according to Todd Carlton who manages the scheduling of content for All-Con.

The standard convention staples are all place. All-Con offers an art show (open to the public – no badge or ticket required), gaming, short film screenings, a 50 booth vendor room, artists, and club tables. Then there’s the not so usual mix such as women’s flat track roller derby, Japanese mania culture, and steampunk.

Celebrity media guests in attendance include Richard Hatch (Capt. Apollo from Battlestar Galactica and Tom Zarek from the new Battlestar Galactica); Orli Shoshan (Jedi Master Shaak Ti from Star Wars); Anne Lockhart (Lt. Sheba from Battle Star Galactica); Neil Kaplan (voice actor, best known for the Transformers leader, Optimus Prime); and James O’Barr (artist, and creator of “The Crow”). Anison Unison guests from Japan feature MIQ (anime theme songstress, formerly known as MIO), Kazushi Hinoki (Manga artist), and Keisaku Kimura (author and film maker). Costuming and cosplay guests Ginny McQueen,

Ana Aesthetic, and Rocheriu will be busily presenting content and workshops for their fans. Children’s guest Purr Kayla, known for her audition for Who Wants To Be A Super Hero season 2, will be face painting and entertaining kids.

With over 120 different events to choose from at All-Con, several of the feature events should be highlighted. Friday offers attendees a free concert by MIQ, a convention dance presented by Ultimate Mixes, and a traditional shadow cast performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight, by Los Bastardos – a thirteen year established performance troupe from the Dallas area. Saturday is the start of the 24-Hour Endurance 1,000 Anime Song Medley Festival, along with a musical comedy performance by the Damsels of Dorkington, a live concert by URIZEN, the 10pm burlesque performance by Lady Divina and Company, the featured Steampunk Ball starring the Marquis of Vaudeville, and finishing the night with Amber Does Dallas’ shadow cast of Repo! The Genetic Opera at midnight. On Sunday the Circus Epsilon will impress convention goers with their amazing sideshow acts.

For people wanting to be more involved, there are contests, pageants, and competitions all three days. Day one offers a Six-Decade Samurai Anime Karaoke Contest, the Cosplay Competition, and costumed characters from Star Wars clubs competing as Imperial Gladiators. The second day, Saturday, heats up with the Maid Competition, 7th annual Ms. Star Wars pageant, and the All-Con Costume Contest. Sunday the convention theme changes focus with the conventions signature Super Hero Sunday pageant. More than 15 game shows will be hosted throughout the weekend.

Discussion panels and workshops offer insights from making leather masks, to Hollywood creature make-up, to writing Horror literature, to styles of Renaissance combat. New content starts every hour on the hour in each of the two performance halls, projection theater, and five breakout rooms.

The All-Con 2011 theme is “steampunk”, allowing not only that community but also it’s influences to be interwoven throughout the other attending genres adding a bit of (optional) creative spark to attendees and exhibitors alike.

Sponsorships, the vendor room, and hallway exhibit tables are all sold out. All-Con is still accepting publicity prize donations for the volunteer and game show tracks through March 14, 2011.

The cost to get into this amazing convention is forty dollars which covers every event (first-come seating), all three days and parking at the hotel is free. (Some guests charge fees for autographs.) Content starts at 9am each day and runs past 2am, with the exception of Sunday when the event ends at 6pm.

The Crowne Plaza hotel in Addison Texas is the home of the seventh annual All-Con convention. For people who want to stay at the hotel and not miss a minute of the convention, the Crowne Plaza Addison offers a discounted rate for convention attendees who use the booking code: LVN.

Advance registration is available from the All-Con website online, or from Titan Comics in Dallas, Texas. Badges are available to be purchased at the door until weekend capacity is reached.

To find out more about the content coming from Japan this year, please visit:

For the most up-to-date information and to view the 3-day event schedule, please visit the main All-Con website:


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Boost Your Efforts for Earth Day 2011 by Greening Your Home

Valley Forge, PA (PRWEB) April 21, 2011

There are changes, big and small, you can make to help the planet. As the 41st anniversary of Earth Day approaches on April 22nd, the following is a list of motivational facts and helpful tips from CertainTeed Corporation, North America’s largest provider of sustainable building products and solutions, to inspire you to preserve our environment for future generations.

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Glass Rooms Withstand Wild Fires

Fullerton, CA (PRWEB) November 23, 2008

The wildfires that have ravaged Southern California are no match for the year-round glass room additions manufactured by Four Seasons Sunrooms and sold, installed and serviced by Ambiance Additions of Fullerton, CA.

Ambiance Additions, a local Four Seasons Sunrooms franchise serving Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties, recently had a project approved that complies with the required sections of the stringent section 7a of the 2007 California Building Code required due to this project’s location within the wildland/urban interface areas.

The Wildfires that occurred in Southern California on November 15th and 16th highlights the need for compliance with these requirements which are all the more important for homeowners located within these Fire hazard severity zones and wildland/urban interface areas.

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