Business briefs: Steamboat home makes Wall Street Journal House of the Year list
January 31, 2014
Steamboat Springs — A Lake Catamount home listed for $5.1 million dollars placed eighth in the Wall Street Journal's House of the Year list.
Wall Street Journal readers voted on the top 10 from 51 houses chosen from the newspaper's House of the Day feature.
"The poll format generated a randomized set of matchups between two homes at a time; the voter’s favorite home advanced to the next round, winning votes along the way until the end," according to the Journal's website. "Each voter could cast multiple votes for one or more homes, and was able to take the poll more than once."
The top home was a condo on the west side of Lake Tahoe in California.
In the U.S. reader poll, 897,478 votes were counted.
Steamboat engineer featured as top newsmaker in Engineering News-Record
Steamboat engineer William Wallace was named as one of the top 25 newsmakers of 2013 by Engineering News-Record magazine.
Wallace was recognized for developing the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system.
Envision is "a unique rating tool that practitioners are embracing to rate sustainability across many types of infrastructure for the first time," according to the Engineering News-Record.
Wallace wrote in an email that he designed the system while working in his home office in Steamboat.