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Weiss Building & Development wins ICON Award 2010 for Best Bathroom Remodel

Weiss Building & Development LLC is proud to announce that we have won the ICON Award of Excellence for Best Bathroom Remodel of 2010. This is the second year in a row we have won in the ICON Awards. The bathroom remodel consisted of updating the look of an outdated bathroom that was quite cluttered. We opened it up, and achieved the customer goal of a European spa like master bathroom. We were able to achieve this with a budget of less than $25,000. The bathroom remodel was completed using the USGBC’s ReGreen guidelines to make the space a healthier, more energy efficient, and more water efficient bathroom. We started by deconstructing the current bathroom. The toilet, complete vanity, tub, and tub deck face were given to another local rehabber that reused them in a gut rehab job 6 miles away. The walls were opened up behind the shower so that we could remediate a mold and mildew issue. We treated that and reinsulated the wall. We then framed a new shower pan and shower seat. We installed a vinyl shower base over the floor threshold over the shower seat and up the wall 18”. A lightweight concrete shower pan was poured, and then we installed a waterproofing membrane over the entire floor, threshold, shower seat, and up the wall 36”. Since the bathroom was on an exterior wall, we installed a radiant floor heating system to help warm the tiles in cooler weather conditions. To also assist in indoor air quality, moisture issues, and energy efficiency we installed a new bathroom exhaust fan, and vented that to the...

Brandon Weiss Elected to Serve as HBA Liaison For USGBC Illinois Residential Green Building Committee

Brandon Weiss, owner of Weiss Building & Development LLC, was recently elected to serve on the USGBC Illinois Chapter’s Residential Green Building Committee. He was voted to become the Residential Green Building Committees liaison to the various home builders associations in Illinois. Brandon Weiss has been a member of this committee, but recently wanted to increase his involvement. This role will provide him with the opportunity to help cross promote educational opportunities for builders and the public to learn more about the science of green building. “I am honored to have been voted to this position within the committee by my peers, and look forward to helping the committee expand its reach and influence in the new year”, said Brandon Weiss. The Residential Green Building Committee develops educational content for programs and provides training for advocates & experts specifically for the residential building market and homeowners.* *From USGBC Illinois...