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US,Golden,Colo: 15 Home Builders Earn Energy Value Awards

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Posted by gfoat on Mar 19, 2002 - 06:59 AM

Fifteen builders will receive this year's Energy Value Housing Awards (EVHA) on March 25 at the National Green Building Conference in Seattle, Wash. The awards, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the National Association of Home Builders Research Center and Professional Builder Magazine, were announced in February at the 2002 International Builders' Show in Atlanta.

The EVHA honors builders who voluntarily integrate energy and resource efficiency into the design, construction and marketing of their new homes. The program educates the home building community and the public about successful approaches to resource-efficient construction.

The 2002 EVHA winners are:

  • Tierra Concrete Homes, Pueblo, CO
  • Colorado Dream Homes, Pagosa Springs, CO
  • Emerald Homes, The Woodlands, TX
  • Fleetwood Homes, Woodburn, OR
  • McNaughton Homes, Harrisburg, PA
  • Pulte Homes - Tucson Division, Tucson, AZ
  • Able Homebuilders, Sioux City, IA
  • Artistic Homes, Albuquerque, NM
  • Chuck Miller Construction, Hidden Springs ID
  • Enviro Custom Homes, Carrollton, TX
  • Fallman Design & Construction, Clermont, FL
  • Holdridge Homes, Perrysburg, OH
  • Pruett Builder, Sarasota, FL
  • Pulte Homes - Phoenix Division, Phoenix, AZ
  • Valley Manufactured Housing, Yakima, WA

    Special features offered by this year's winners include: high-efficiency, low-e, gas-filled windows; insulated basement walls; solar water heating; geothermal heat pumps and tubular skylights. The book, "Energy Value Housing Award Guide: How to Build and Profit With Energy Efficiency in New Home Construction" describes many of the design features used by award winners and is available at Energy Services Group [1]

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