For more than 30 years, families of seriously ill or injured children have found welcome and support at Ronald McDonald Houses. Each house offers temporary, affordable lodging while children undergo treatment. And for more than 20 years, Lennox Hearth Products (LHP) has helped Ronald McDonald House Charities give families a warm, caring place to stay.
LHP’s latest donations include a variety of fireplaces in three new homes. The Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn is the site of the newest Ronald McDonald house, which will be warmed by a Superior® VFST-2 vent-free gas fireplace and a Merit™ Series LMBV gas fireplace. The Denver-area’s second Ronald McDonald house, which can accommodate as many as 45 families, features a Montebello® gas fireplace. Builders of the Los Angeles house selected an Oasis wood-burning unit.
Each year, the editors at Country Living specify products to be featured in the magazine’s annual “House of the Year.” West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain ski resort is the site of the 2009 house, which features stoves and fireplaces from Lennox Hearth Products (LHP). The LHP products are a perfect fit for the house, which is in Sawmill Village, West Virginia’s only housing development committed entirely to ENERGY STAR® performance guidelines.
LHP provided a Dave Lennox Signature™ Collection Montebello® gas fireplace, a Traditions free-standing Pellet Stove, an EODG Elite™ Series Outdoor Gas Fireplace and a Signature Collection Estate® Wood-Burning Fireplace.
Good Housekeeping’s third annual “Green House” project included three fireplaces from Lennox Hearth Products (LHP), which brought aesthetic and environmental warmth to the renovated apartment in New York’s famous Harlem neighborhood. The brownstone is the first private residence in Manhattan to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. (LEED sets rigorous standards for sustainable building.)
LHP Merit™ Series (LMBV) fireplaces were installed in the living room, master bedroom and open kitchen area. The LMBV, which provides the look of an open-front, wood-burning fireplace, proved to be an ideal solution for each space. In addition to their visual appeal, the fireplaces will help heat the 4,600-square-foot home.
Builder Magazine's Tradewinds Show Home 2008 was one of the premier show homes highlighted at the International Builders' Show. Combining classic and contemporary design and functionality, this 7,316-square-foot, two-level house (plus another 2,200 square feet of covered outdoor area) appeals to a variety of modern sensitivities. Oriented to optimize its lakeside lot and facilitate passive ventilation, the home showcases the latest high-performance products as well as a smart style and layout that further reduce its environmental footprint, achieving a balance of lifestyle, comfort, convenience and efficiency.
The Lennox Hearth Products featured in this home include two Elite™ Series 45" Louverless Direct-Vent Fireplaces and an Elite™ Series 42" Outdoor Direct-Vent Gas Fireplace.
Cosponsored by the National Council of the Housing Industry and Builder Magazine, the New American Home 2008 demonstrates use of innovative building materials, cutting-edge design and the latest construction techniques, providing production homebuilders with an example for producing more energy-efficient, durable homes without sacrificing style.
The New American Home is a 6,725-square-foot, plantation-style house located in the prestigious Waters Edge subdivision, a gated, 11-lot development adjacent to a private golf and country club community along the banks of Orlando's Lake Nona.
The home's combined 2,950 square feet of covered outdoor spaces features an outdoor kitchen and, beyond it, a solana (or salon) complete with LHP's Elite™ Series 40" Direct-Vent See-Through Propane Fireplace.
The Professional Builder Show Village 2008 allows throngs of homebuilders to explore three styles of homes: Comfortably Affordable, Green Design/Green Build and High-Tech Luxury. Visitors are able to interact with and learn about installed products in action – the same products seen in a booth at the show.
Part of the Green Builder Vision House Series which highlights the NAHB's Model Green Building Guidelines, the 2008 Green Builder® Orlando Vision House is situated on Lake Apopka just outside of Orlando and was built to minimize the impact on natural resources. Lennox Hearth Products continued the green theme by including an Elite™ Series 36" Stainless Steel Outdoor Gas Fireplace, equipped to burn natural gas, in the home.
Lennox Hearth Products is proud to be a participating sponsor of the InSync Home, co-produced by Builder and HOME magazines. The InSync Home is located in Baldwin Park, Florida, and combines artful design with smart technology to create a synchronous lifestyle. Thousands of builders toured the home February 7-10 during the International Builders’ Show® to see the latest trends in home design and product offerings. Lennox joined brands like Kohler, Whirlpool and Honeywell to highlight the latest product innovations for builders and homeowners. LHP supplied the Elite™ Series outdoor gas fireplace (E42ODG) and the Superior® Universal Vent-Free Fireplace (UVFRC-4228) to the home.
Lennox Hearth Products showcased three Elite™ Series louverless direct-vent gas fireplaces (ELDV) in the SETTLING IN THE CITY: MARINA GREEN SHOWHOUSE. HOME and Remodeling magazines partnered with developer and builder Regina Callan to create the showhouse in San Francisco’s prestigious Marina District. Selected for his skilled craftsmanship and environmental sensitivity, architect Mark English transformed the 5,000-sq.-ft., 74-year-old Spanish Mediterranean home into an eco-conscious architectural jewel. The showhouse was featured at the Pacific Coast Builders’ Conference (PCBC®) May 29-June 1. Thousands of PCBC visitors toured the house, learning about the design, products, and green technologies used for the project. For more information about the Marina Green Showhouse, visit www.pcbc.com.
Sarah Susanka, architect and best-selling author, used the 2005 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida, as a setting to introduce another Not-So-Big Showhouse. Susanka feels that new homes are getting larger and larger, without any element of design or thought toward comfort and energy-efficiency. She believes that a home, regardless of its square footage, should be proportionate to the homeowner’s needs. The Showhouse is a smaller, well-designed home that saves on space and, in turn, offers safer, healthier, and more energy-sustainable products that help achieve the maximum level of comfort and living space for the homeowner. Susanka included only environmentally minded products in keeping with an overall focus on energy efficiency.
Susanka chose the Lennox Hearth Elite™ Series front-view, direct-vent gas fireplace as her point of focus in the Showhouse living room. The Merit™ Plus front-view, direct vent gas fireplace was chosen for the master bedroom. Both models have the distinguished Good Housekeeping Seal and are AFUE-rated for efficiency as a heating product.
This full-scale project incorporates the principles of energy efficiency and sustainability found in the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council’s Green Building Guidelines and the Department of Energy’s Building America program. The home, located in Lake Nona, Florida, will be open for touring until July 2005.