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Two Addison Homes Projects Win Housing Innovation Awards

The Department of Energy has recognized Greenville SC builder Addison Homes amongst the nationís most industry-forward organizations on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes.

Greenville, SC, August 17, 2016 --( Two Addison Homes projects have earned 2016 Housing Innovation Awards from the U.S. Department of Energy. Addison Homes won in both the Innovation in Custom Homes (For Buyer) and Innovation in Custom Homes (Spec) categories.

The Greenville SC builder is among 34 of the nation’s most industry-forward builders who were honored for innovation in five categories: Affordable Homes, Multifamily Homes, Production Homes, Custom Homes (For Buyer) and Custom Homes (Spec). Grand Winners in each category will be announced at the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 27, during the EEBA Excellence in Building Conference in Dallas, Texas.

“Housing Innovation Award winners such as Addison Homes are leading a major housing industry transformation to Zero Energy Ready Homes,” said Sam Rashkin, chief architect at the DOE’s Building Technologies Office. “This level of performance is the home of the future because it improves the way Americans live by substantially reducing or eliminating utility bills, ensuring engineered comfort way beyond traditional homes, protecting health with a comprehensive package of indoor air quality measures, and helping maximize the largest investment of a lifetime.”

Both of Addison’s HIA-winning projects are located in Trailside, Greenville’s first all-solar community where every new home qualifies for the Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) label. “This is wonderful recognition of our commitment to build well beyond the minimum code,” said Addison Homes President Todd Usher, noting that ZERH-labeled homes live better, work better and last better. “The real winners, of course, are the Trailside residents whose homes provide healthy indoor air, increased comfort and greatly reduced energy costs.”

About Addison Homes: Upstate SC-based 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) programs, along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR, Indoor airPLUS and WaterSense labels. As a leader in Healthy, HighPerformance construction, Addison Homes has received recognition including 2016 & 2015 Housing Innovation Awards from the U.S. Department of Energy; 2015, 2014 & 2013 Southern Home & Garden Bridge Award for Green Building from the Home Builders Association of Greenville; 2014 Leadership in Green Building Award from the SC Chapter of the US Green Building Council; 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
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