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What is Renaissance Homes?

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Renaissance Homes is a home building company based in Portland, Oregon. The company specializes in green building and offers homes in both craftsman and contemporary style neighborhoods.

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As of 2015, prices for Renaissance Homes varied from $400,000 to about $1.2 million, depending on the home’s size and location. Some of the neighborhoods include the Renaissance Boat Club in Wilsonville and the Grand View in West Linn.

Renaissance homes have received 40 awards from Street of Dreams, a Pacific Northwest home show. According to Renaissance Homes’ website, the company is one of the largest home builders in Portland and the top builder in the state of Oregon for LEED certified single family homes.

LEED certification designates a building as having met standards for environmental stewardship established by the U.S Green Building Council. Homes that meet LEED standards are a minimum of 15 percent more energy efficient than conventionally built homes. Renaissance Homes achieves this by incorporating green building materials and highly efficient appliances into its construction projects. Renaissance Homes also strives to preserve topsoil on its building sites and landscape with native plant species.

In 2014, the company celebrated its 30th anniversary. Renaissance Homes was founded in 1984 by current president Randy Sebastian. Sebastian grew up in Oregon City and attended Portland State University.

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