WASHINGTON — The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announced the Lake of the Ozarks Propane Inspiration Home as 2020’s Residential Propane Project of the Year, an annual contest that recognizes the best residential and commercial projects being powered by propane.

The project is the latest in a series of Inspiration Homes developed by Dave Leathers, president of Showcase Publishing, to promote his Second Home Living magazine, generate proceeds for a local nonprofit, and demonstrate the possibilities for vacation homebuyers considering moving to the area full time.

This home, which benefited the Share the Harvest Food Pantry, was built in partnership with the Missouri Propane Education & Research Council (MOPERC).

The Lake of the Ozarks Propane Inspiration Home includes:

  • Two Rheem high-efficiency propane furnaces
  • A Navien propane tankless water heater
  • A Wolf gas cooking range
  • A Napoleon propane fireplace
  • A Champion propane standby generator
  • A built-in Coyote propane grill

“This home truly adopted propane as its go-to fuel to create an efficient and energy saving combination,” said contest judge Matt Evans, building systems analyst and certified HERS rater at Newport Ventures. “Overall, this home utilizes propane to its fullest extent possible with energy efficiency and security in mind.”

“This dynamic project impressed the contest judges and the Propane Council, as it strategically incorporated propane applications throughout the home, ultimately maximizing the home’s efficiency and comfort,” said Bryan Cordill, PERC director of residential and commercial business development.

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