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The U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of Prestigious Housing Innovation Awards

The Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Awards recognize the nation’s top builders taking housing to the next level through our Zero Energy Ready Home program The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the winners of its 2017 Housing Innovation Awards. This year’s winners include 26 homes across 5 housing categories (Affordable Homes, Multi-Family Homes, Production Homes, Custom Homes (Buyers), and Custom Homes (Spec)) and 24 builders from across the country. Grand Winners for each category are selected by a distinguished group of national experts and will be announced at the 2017 Housing Innovation Awards Ceremony. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 11th at the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s High Performance Home Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Homes receive this award by meeting the rigorous technical requirements of DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home program. Homes earning this recognition are so energy efficient that they are able to produce as much energy as they use with a small, renewable energy system, such as solar, and offer better indoor air quality and long-term durability. “Housing Innovation Award winners represent the top 1% of builders across the country who successfully demonstrate they can meet the federal government’s most rigorous specifications for high-performance homes,” said Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect at DOE’s Building Technologies Office. “Zero energy ready homes are designed to provide a whole new level of homeowner experience including ultra-low utility bills, ensured comfort, comprehensive water protection, whole-house fresh air delivery, high-capture filtration, contaminant control, and enhanced durability.” “These winners are leading a national movement to zero energy ready homes, providing better places for Americans to live, stronger communities, and a more economically...
Addison Homes Wins Pinnacle Award for Best Achievement in Energy Efficiency

Addison Homes Wins Pinnacle Award for Best Achievement in Energy Efficiency

Addison Homes was amongst the home building industry’s best and brightest honored with a 2016 Pinnacle Award during the 13th annual Celebration of Excellence. Presented by the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, Pinnacle Awards recognize the state’s builders and remodelers who have achieved the highest standard of quality craftsmanship, innovative problem-solving and customer satisfaction. HBASC handed out 17 awards in five categories – New Home Construction, Remodel Projects, Energy Efficiency, Subdivision/Community and Sales & Marketing. Addison Homes was awarded the Pinnacle Award for Best Achievement in Energy Efficiency. “We are committed to pushing the envelope when it comes to high-performance building,” says Addison Homes President Todd Usher. “We built the first mainstream Zero Energy home in Greenville – a home capable of producing as much electricity as it consumes – and it’s gratifying to see this project recognized amongst our peers.” Addison’s award-winning project is the model home in Trailside, Greenville’s first all-solar community where every home is certified to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home standard for energy savings, comfort, health and durability. The model home is also the first in the Southeast to qualify for Active House – a European designation of optimal daylighting, indoor air quality and resource efficiency. This project also earned HBA of Greenville’s Southern Home & Garden Bridge Award for Green Building and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Award. The Home Builders Association of South Carolina will feature Pinnacle Award winners in an upcoming issue of S.C. Builder Journal. In addition, the projects will be highlighted on the S.C. Department of Commerce and the S.C. Department of Parks,...
Two Addison Projects Win Housing Innovation Awards

Two Addison Projects Win Housing Innovation Awards

DOE’s Housing Innovation Awards program recognizes nation’s top builders on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes 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...
Addison Homes Wins Bridge Award for Green Building

Addison Homes Wins Bridge Award for Green Building

Addison Homes won the Southern Home & Garden Bridge Award for Green Building for the third consecutive year. Produced by the Home Builders Association of Greenville and the Sales & Marketing Council of the Upstate, the Bridge Awards program recognizes the best and brightest in the residential construction industry. Local builders and industry associates were honored in categories such as New Homes, Remodels, Special Features, Sales & Marketing, and Builder of the Year during a gala presentation sponsored by GBS Building Supply. An Upstate SC builder specializing in sustainable construction, Addison Homes received the 2015 Bridge Award for Green Building for its model home in the Trailside community. This green project – notable as the first Zero Energy Home in Greenville – integrates next-generation high-performance with a savvy-yet-simple aesthetic that appeals to today’s homeowner. “We envision this as so much more than the typical model home in a new community – indeed, it’s designed to showcase Zero Energy as an attractive, attainable option for mainstream consumers everywhere,” says Addison Homes President Todd Usher. “While there’s always been a niche for extreme efficiency, our goal is to expand that market with appealing examples of building science innovations.” Click HERE to view a photo album featuring this award-winning green home. The Southern Home & Garden Bridge Award for Green Building was sponsored by Clark’s Termite & Pest Control. Visit the Greenville HBA website for a complete list of winners. Project Statement: A Zero on the HERS Index, A Perfect Ten with Homeowners Many consumers wonder if a conventionally-styled Zero Energy Home can really produce as much electricity as it consumes. Addison...
Zero Energy Ready Home Earns Housing Innovation Award

Zero Energy Ready Home Earns Housing Innovation Award

Addison Homes is in Denver this week, at the EEBA Excellence in Building Conference & Expo, to pick up the 2015 Housing Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. This award recognizes the country’s most progressive builders for innovation on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes – a high-performance standard that provides homeowners with a healthier, more comfortable indoor environment as well as lower utility bills and fewer maintenance expenses. While the awards ceremony was the highlight, we’ve enjoyed plenty more moments during the EEBA conference: Todd Usher participated in a fast, fun PechaKucha presentation and our award-winning Zero Energy Ready Home project was featured during a poster session. The conference is also jam-packed with education programs – so eager to get back to the jobsite to build on everything we’ve learned. Click on THIS BLOG POST for more details on the Housing Innovation...
Addison Homes Wins 2015 Housing Innovation Award for Zero Energy Ready Home

Addison Homes Wins 2015 Housing Innovation Award for Zero Energy Ready Home

We are pleased to announce that Addison Homes has received a 2015 Housing Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. A new home builder in Greenville and Upstate SC, we are 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 Housing Innovation Award 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...