Greenville, SC, September 02, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Addison Homes has received a 2015 Housing Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Greenville SC builder is being recognized among the most progressive companies in the country for innovation on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes.
Addison Homes’ award-winning project – located in the Cobblestone community – is a balance of form and function, blending elegant aesthetics with all the smarts of high-performance building science. Certified to the industry’s most recognized national standards -- Energy Star, Indoor airPlus, WaterSense, National Green Building Standard and DOE Zero Energy Ready Home – this home provides its residents a healthier, more comfortable indoor environment along with lower utility bills and fewer maintenance expenses.
“The U.S. Department of Energy knows there is one chance during home construction to lock in critical performance measures that can take the homeowner experience to a new level of efficiency, comfort, health and durability,” said DOE’s Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect, Building Technologies Office. “But it will take housing industry leadership to provide this opportunity to American homebuyers. That’s why DOE proudly recognizes Addison Homes as one of our nation’s select 2015 Housing Innovation Award-winning builders paving a path to this home of the future, today.”
Several HIA winners were selected in each of four categories: custom, production, multifamily and affordable homes. Awards will be presented Tuesday, Oct. 6, during the EEBA Excellence in Building Conference & Expo in Denver CO. A grand winner in each group will be announced during the award ceremony.
“This is such an honor,” said Todd Usher, president of Addison Homes, “but the real winners are the homeowners, who live in a beautiful house that delivers superior indoor air quality, enhanced comfort, increased durability and greatly reduced energy costs. So while their expenses are lower, their quality of life is much, much higher. That’s why Addison Homes is committed to the Zero Energy Ready Home program.”
About Addison Homes: Addison Homes builds all of its homes to the rigorous requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home and National Green Building Standard (ICC-700), along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR®, Indoor AirPlusTM and WaterSenseTM programs. As a leader in Healthy, HighPerformanceSM construction, Addison Homes has received numerous awards and recognition including the 2014 Leadership in Green Building Award from the SC Chapter of the US Green Building Council; 2014 & 2013 Southern Home & Garden Bridge Award for Green Building from the Home Builders Association of Greenville; 2013 & 2010 Safety Award for Excellence from NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company; 2012 Master Certified Green Builder of the Year Award from the National Association of Home Builders; 2011 EarthCraft House™ Gold Project of the Year Award; 2011 Green Building Advocate of the Year Award from NAHB; 2011 Certified Graduate Builder of the Year Award from NAHB; 2010 Finalist, America’s Best Builder Award from BUILDER magazine; 2009 Builder of the Year Award from Greenville HBA; 2008 Individual Environmental Stewardship Award from the Upstate Chapter of the US Green Building Council; Upstate Forever’s 2008 Sustainable Communities Champion; and 2007 EarthCraft House™ Regional Builder of the Year Award. For more information, visit www.addison-homes.com.