Awards Recognize Energy-Efficient Homes
On Jan. 11, at this week’s 2006 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., the NAHB Research Center’s EnergyValue Housing Awards (EVHA) will recognize 18 builders who have voluntarily incorporated energy efficiency into the design, construction and marketing of their new homes.
Gold, silver and honorable mention winners will be designated, and one builder will earn the prestigious “Builder of the Year” award. Sarah Susanka, FAIA, award-winning architect and author of the best-seller “The Not So Big House,” will deliver a keynote address at the ceremony, sharing insights from her “build better, not bigger” approach to residential architecture.
A panel of energy-efficiency experts from the fields of engineering, construction, design and marketing selected the finalists based on the energy value and design of their homes and the construction methods and processes used to build them; marketing and customer relations efforts; and their demonstration of a whole-house, systems design approach.
The public has been invited to vote online for the “People’s Choice” award, choosing their favorite home design from among the finalists. Voting is open until tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 10. To view the entries and vote online, click here.
The 2006 finalists are:
- AndersonSargent Custom Builder, LP, Waxahachie, Texas
- Applegren Construction, Inc., Grand Forks, N.D.
- Aspen Homes of Colorado, Inc., Loveland, Colo.
- Big Horn Builders, Inc., Boulder, Colo.
- Chisholm Creek Development, LLC, Enid, Okla.
- Chuck Miller Construction, Inc., Hidden Springs, Idaho
- The Cohousing Company, Berkeley, Calif.
- Ence Homes, St. George, Utah
- Ferrier Builders, Inc., Ft. Worth, Texas
- Fireside Home Construction, Dexter, Mich.
- Palm Harbor Homes, Addison, Texas
- Pardee Homes, Los Angeles, Calif.
- Skyline Homes, Inc., Lincoln, Neb.
- Stitt Energy Systems, Inc., Rogers, Ark.
- SunTerra Homes, Inc., Bend, Ore.
- Tierra Concrete Homes, Inc., Boone, Colo.
- TJ Bednar Homes, Tucson, Ariz.
The NAHB Research Center will also host an educational session at which some of the 2006 EVHA winners will discuss their innovative approaches to providing a comprehensive energy package that sells. “Maximizing Energy Value” will be held on Jan. 12 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in Room West 307 of the Orange County Convention Center.
EVHA is coordinated by the NAHB Research Center in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and NAHB.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.nahbrc.org/evha, or e-mail Dr. Kevin Mo, EVHA program manager, or call him at 301-430-6210.