latest news at arbor south

SPROUT! community kitchen



We are proud to be working with NEDCO and Sprout! on a community kitchen and year round farmer’s market in Springfield. March 10, 2012.





theSAGE wins award (again)



theSAGE has just been selected as an award winner in the prestigious 31st Annual Builder’s Choice Awards and will be featured in the October 2011 Issue of BUILDER magazine. August 8, 2011.




arbor south has new digs



We have sold our current office building and are looking for a new office project, preferably closer to downtown Eugene. In the interim, effective January 1, 2011, we will be located at theSAGE, 1261 Crenshaw Rd, Eugene. Mailing address is P. O. Box 11350, Eugene, OR 97401. Phones and emails remain the same. November 16, 2010.



sifizio wins 2 aiaswo awards



Osteria Sfizio just received the People’s Choice Award and Colleague’s Choice Award for Interior Architecture in the 2010 People’s Choice Awards. September 15, 2010.




theSAGE given merit award



theSAGE has received another award! The Merit Award from EcoHome Magazine. Check out Page 34 of the Summer 2010 issue. August 23, 2010.





theSAGE wins Energy Star award



theSAGE has received the 2009-2010 Northwest Energy Star Builder Award for Home of the Year. April 29, 2010.





theSAGE featured in USA Today



theSAGE was highlighted in Wendy Koch’s Green House blog in USA Today. December 29, 2009.





theSAGE in JestonGreen (again)



theSAGE was featured as one of Jetson Green’s 62 Innovative Homes of 2009. December 27, 2009.





theSAGE in Strategize magazine



theSAGE was featured in the Nov/Dec 2009 issue of Strategize Magazine. December 1, 2009.





theSAGE national award noted in the register-guard



theSAGE’s National Award from the USGBC was highlighted in the Register-Guard. It’s nice to have a dual flush house. November 19, 2009.





bill appointed to eugene planning commission



Senior Principal Bill Randall has been appointed to the Eugene Planning Commission. Bill served on the Planning Commission in Springfield and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Looking Glass Youth & Family Services. November 3, 2009.




theSAGE wins national award



We received word over the weekend that theSAGE and Arbor South will be honored with the 2009 LEED for Homes Outstanding Single Family Project Award from the USGBC. The award will be presented at the Greenbuild Conference in Phoenix in November. More info to follow… October 26, 2009.




op-ed in the register-guard



Dan wrote an op-ed piece for the Register Guard on August 23. (Note: Our title was The Real Value of Home). August 23, 2009.





theSAGE featured in EcoHome magazine


theSAGE is featured in the latest edition of EcoHome Magazine Online. Check it out here. August 7, 2009.





theSAGE featured in JestonGreen


theSAGE is featured on the JetsonGreen blog. Check it out here.








theSAGE has officially achieved Platinum, the highest rating given by the USGBC. Coming in at 110 points, we are the highest scoring LEED house West of the Rockies! Kudos to all our team that made this possible. July 30, 2009.




twenty for twenty video series now on you tube


theSAGE is highlighted with twenty short videos that will be uploaded each day between July 6 and 25th, the first day of the HBA Tour of Homes. Watch videos 1 thru 10 and 11 thru 20. July 9, 2009.




now offering home sustainability evaluations



Arbor South now offers a sustainable evaluation of your home. We look at many different aspects of how you can make your home more sustainable and ‘green’. From the easy-to-do items to the more involved, we will evaluate your home and give you a written, bound report of the measures you can take to save energy, make your home more durable and have a lighter footprint on our planet. Give us a call 541.344.3332 or email ( for more information! July 1, 2009.



theSAGE featured in EUGENE magazine


theSAGE has been featured in the Summer 2009 issue of Eugene Magazine. You can find it on newsstands now. Our article starts on Page L21. June 22, 2009.





ryan and tiffany to marry


Ryan, one of our interns, popped the question to Tiffany and they are getting married on May 16. If you get the chance, ask him where he asked her to marry him. How romantic! May 9, 2009.




theSAGE featured in register-guard


Dan was interviewed and theSAGE was featured in the April 15 Register-Guard. April 15, 2009.





arbor south clients favorites with register-guard readers

2009-04-15Congratulations to the following Arbor South clients who were recently voted as favorites by Register-Guard readers — Favorite Place to Meet for a Drink: Uva A Wine Bar; Coolest Wine Bar: Uva A Wine Bar; Second Favorite Mexican Restaurant: Los Dos Amigos; Most Relaxing Day Spa Experience: Bello; Second Favorite Hair Salon: Bello; Favorite Nail Salon: Bello; Favorite Dentist: Dr. Jack Rocheld; Favorite Veterinarian: Bush Animal Hospital; Second Favorite Appliance Store: Appliance & TV Center. April 11, 2009.



blower door test a huge success on theSAGE


EWEB conducted the blower door test on our house yesterday. We did a preliminary test because it’s easier to seal any leaks before sheetrock. Energy Star requires 7.0 air changes per hour or less. We came in at 1.7 ach. At normal pressure, Code requires about 0.5 ach and we were at 0.08. We have a heat recovery ventilator that will recover heat while introducing fresh air in a controlled manner. April 2, 2009.



bill obtains leed ap certification


Last Friday, Bill passed his Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional exam. He is now officially a LEED AP and will be able to offer those services to clients. March 23, 2009.




over-the-counter building permit


We were part of a pilot program for the City of Eugene to encourage green building. Our LEED home (now targeted for Platinum!) received a building permit in just 6 hours. See our Facebook page for details. January 16, 2009.




arbor south to design and build leed home


Arbor South is in the design stages of a home we plan on placing on the Home Builder’s Tour for 2009. We are currently targeting LEED Gold, which would make this the first LEED Gold home in the Eugene area. November 12, 2008.




hutton house featured in register-guard


The Hutton House apartment building was featured in The Register-Guard newspaper here in Eugene. September 23, 2008.