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Royal Oaks Building Group Wins 2012 ENERGY STAR for Homes Leadership in Housing Award

Local Homebuilder Sales Consultants Honored by Environmental Protection Agency for Building an Outstanding Number of ENERGY STAR Certified Homes.

Raleigh, NC, April 25, 2012 --( Rich Van Tassel, president of Royal Oaks Building Group, LLC (, has announced that the company has won the 2012 ENERGY STAR for Homes Leadership in Housing Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA recognized Royal Oaks Building Group for building an outstanding number of ENERGY STAR certified homes during the 2011 calendar year, which promotes energy efficient construction and helps to protect the environment. Royal Oaks Building Group built 215 ENERGY STAR certified homes last year.

To date, more than 1.3 million ENERGY STAR certified homes have been built in the United States, with more than 127,000 constructed in 2011. Royal Oaks Building Group is one of more than 5,400 active ENERGY STAR for New Homes partners. Last year alone, Americans saved nearly $400 million on their utility bills and avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to that of more than 510,000 vehicles through the ENERGY STAR program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Over the past 20 years, Americans, with help from ENERGY STAR, have saved nearly $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.7 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

“Royal Oaks Building Group is proud to have received the 2012 ENERGY STAR for Homes Leadership in Housing Award,” said Van Tassel. “We always look for ways to help our customers save money and help the environment at the same time, and we are gratified that our efforts to reach those goals through this program have been acknowledged.”

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About Oaks Building Group, LLC builds fine homes throughout Raleigh, Knightdale, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Forest, Cary, Apex, Angier, Cameron and Spring Lake, N.C. Locally owned and operated, the company focuses on quality of design, construction and customer service, offering a portfolio of plans and a wide selection of included features from which to choose in price ranges from starters to multimillion-dollar luxury homes. Royal Oaks is a member of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh- Wake County and has received multiple gold and silver awards from the HBA Parade of Homes. In 2008 and 2010, the company received the highly coveted Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence (MAME) Building Company of the Year Award, and in 2008 its president, Rich Van Tassel, was named a recipient of the Builder of the Year Award presented by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA). Van Tassel has also been named Apex Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Year three times. Additional company awards include the Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50 Award for three consecutive years and the Small Business of the Year by the Apex Chamber of Commerce, as well as consistent listings in Triangle Business Journal’s premier list of residential builders, based annually by volume in the Raleigh-Durham market. Royal Oaks is proud that two homes it built in Fuquay-Varina as part of Operation Coming Home, a project whose mission is to provide injured war veterans with free houses with donated material and labor, won the HBA the Best Community Spirit in the Nation Award in 2010 from the Nationals, America’s largest competition for new home sales and marketing professionals and communities. For more information, visit

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