Awards Cited for Promoting Energy-Efficient Construction
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Energy & Environmental Building Association (EEBA) has recognized the NAHB Research Center’s EnergyValue Housing Award (EVHA) for making one of the 25 most significant contributions to the promotion and development of building performance related to the science of new home construction over the past 25 years.
The Legacy Awards were presented during the association's annual Excellence in Building Conference on Oct. 10 in St. Paul, Minn.
The Research Center’s EVHA program was cited for its long history of energy education outreach and its instrumental role in publicizing the impact of energy-efficient construction.
“The Legacy Awards are the first of their kind to recognize the significant work done by the pioneers in building science,” said Kathleen Guidera, executive director of EEBA. “Their passion for better building performance has provided all of us with a higher building standard that can be applied to homes across the country.”
Legacy Award categories included design, production, application, testing, technology, education, awareness, health, safety, educational resources, publications and legislative.
Supported by an alliance of educational and technical organizations, EEBA provides the industry with educational programs and resources for environmentally responsible design and improved building performance.
The EnergyValue Housing Award program was created in 1996 to help educate the home building industry and the public about successful approaches to energy-efficient construction that can be implemented by mainstream builders. The awards are now in their 13th year.
The 2008 EVHA will be presented at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando on Feb. 13.