October 7, 2015...
Nebraska Builder Wins U.S. Department of Energy Housing Innovation Award

The U.S. Department of Energy presented the 2015 Housing Innovation Awards to 24 industry leaders at the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance's Conference in Denver, Colorado. This distinguished recognition is being provided to 27 winning DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes, where the awards showcase the very best in business excellence required to deliver high-performance homes.

A Nebraska Builder from Elkhorn, Nebraska won an award for energy efficiency innovations in custom homes. A Builder's Profile highlights the high efficiency features of the home. This home uses only 48 percent of the energy that a standard new home uses. The Builders Profile performance data lists annual energy savings and dollar savings.

Winners for Innovation in Custom Homes

Homes in this category are custom designed for a unique customer.

  • Grand Award Winner—BPC Green Builders, Wilton, Connecticut (Previous winner in 2013; 2014)
  • Addison Homes, Greer, South Carolina
  • Amaris Homes, Maplewood, Minnesota
  • Charles Thomas Homes, Elkhorn, Nebraska
  • CVH Inc., Coupeville, Washington—Knigge and Shelley Residences (Previous winner in 2013; 2014)
  • Evolutionary Home Builders, Geneva, Illinois (Previous Grand Award Winner in Systems Category in 2013)
  • Glastonbury Housesmith, South Glastonbury, Connecticut
  • Greenhill Contracting, Inc., Esopus, New York—20, 26 and 28 Cooper (Previous winner in 2014)
  • Hammer and Hand, LLC, Seattle, Washington
  • Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, Durango, Colorado
  • TC Legend Homes, Bellingham, Washington (Previous winner in 2013; Grand Award Winner—Affordable in 2014)
  • Heirloom Design Build of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

To learn more about the DOE Housing Innovation Awards, visit the Housing Innovation Awards website. To take a virtual tour of DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes in your climate region, visit the DOE Tour of Zero website.
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