Awards to Honor Builders for Energy-Efficient Design
The NAHB Research Center will host its 12th Annual EnergyValue Housing Awards during the International Builders’ Show on Feb. 7 in Orlando.
Ten finalists were selected for the awards, which honor home builders who voluntarily incorporate energy efficiency into the design, construction and marketing of new homes. Finalists were selected based on their homes’ energy value; design; construction methods and processes; marketing and customer relations efforts; and their ability to demonstrate understanding of a whole-house, systems design approach.
During the gala, winning builders will be announced in affordable, custom, factory-built, production and multifamily categories for hot, moderate and cold climate regions.
Lorraine Bolsinger, vice president of Ecomagination for General Electric, will keynote.
EVHA honors include gold, silver and honorable mention, with one builder taking home the top EVHA award for “Builder of the Year.” Back by popular demand is the “People’s Choice” award category; the public can vote online for their favorite home design from among the finalists. Voting is open until Feb. 6. To view the finalists’ home designs and vote, click here.
Finalists for 2007 include:
- Aspen Homes of Colorado, Inc.; Loveland, Colo.
- Bob Ward Companies; Edgewood, Md.
- Ferrier Builders, Inc.; Fort Worth, Texas
- Fireside Home Construction; Dexter, Mich.
- Gary W. Dorris, Inc./DBA Dorris Construction; Central Pointe, Ore.
- Grupe Homes; Stockton, Calif.
- Holton Homes, Inc.; Nampa, Idaho
- LivingHomes; Santa Monica, Calif.
- Veridian Homes; Madison, Wis.
- Yavapai College, Residential Building Technology Program; Chino Valley, Calif.
International Builders’ Show attendees can hear from the awards’ judges and winners about innovative approaches to energy efficient design during an educational session, “Maximize the EnergyValue of Your Homes,” Feb 8, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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. EVHA Gala tickets are available for purchase online now. For more information, visit www.nahbrc.org/evha, or contact Dr. Kevin Mo, EVHA program manager, at 800-638-8556 x6210.