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2012 Builders Challenge Awards
2012 BASF Builders Challenge Awards Winners (left to right): Mary Poma, BASF; Ted Clifton, Zero Energy Plans; Jacob Atalla, KB Home; Mark Wahl, Cobblestone Homes; Josh Wynne, Josh Wynne Construction; Akinobu Ohno, Ichijo, USA; Tim Walsh, Ichijo, USA; Nick Nied, Ichijo, USA; Bill Webb, Lifestyle Homes; and Sam Rashkin, U.S. Department of Energy. Winners not shown: Lennar Homes and Village Builders in Texas, Greenhill Contracting. Inc., Artistic Homes, and Wright-Way Remodeling and Construction.
BASF and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently honored 10 U.S homebuilders during the Fourth Annual BASF Builders Challenge Awards ceremony held during the 2012 International Builders Show® in Orlando, Florida. The BASF Builders Challenge Awards, established by BASF in 2009, pay tribute to builders who achieve significant benchmarks under the DOE Builders Challenge Program. The 2012 recipient for Most Homes Qualified to the Builders Challenge is Lennar Homes and Village Builders, Texas and the recipients for Maximized Energy Performance for homes that produce as much energy as they use are:
- Artistic Homes, Albuquerque, NM
- Cobblestone Homes, Bay City, MI
- Greenhill Contracting, Inc., New Paltz, NY
- Ichijo USA, Seattle, WA
- Josh Wynne Construction, Sarasota, FL
- KB Home, TX and CA
- Lifestyle Homes, Melbourne, FL
- Wright-Way Remodeling & Construction, Tyler, TX, in partnership with Wright Way Solar Technologies
- Zero Energy Plans, Coupeville, WA
Since 2008, more than 10,000 high-performance, energy-efficient homes have been built, resulting in cumulative energy cost savings of nearly $15 million and a CO2 emissions reduction of 71,412 tons. For more information about the DOE Builders Challenge program, please visit http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/challenge/.
DOE's Builders Challenge Program Reaches Major Milestone
The Builders Challenge Program has completed 10,000 high performance energy-efficient homes. These highly efficient homes represent an important advancement for the U.S. homebuilding industry, integrating construction with a whole-house energy-saving approach.The labeling process was administered by Newport Ventures and the Builders Challenge Version 2 is set to start in 2012.
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