On Jan. 18th, 20 builders from 15 states will receive this year’s EnergyValue Housing Awards (EVHA), the nation’s preeminent energy-efficiency award honoring builders who voluntarily incorporate energy efficiency into all aspects of new-home construction. EVHA challenges builders to elevate standards for energy-efficient construction, provides educational opportunities for home builders, and fosters the adoption of energy-efficiency principles.

The EVHA is supported by the DOE through its Building America program, the NAHB, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), as well as the NAHB Research Center.

Finalists were selected from three climate regions (cold, moderate, hot) and five project categories (affordable, custom/demonstration, factory-built, multifamily, production).

The 2010 EVHA finalists are: Sierra Homes, Fredericksburg, Texas; Yavapai College, Residential Building Technology Program, Chino Valley, Ariz.; Ferrier Custom Homes, Fort Worth, Texas; GreenCraft Builders, Lewisville, Texas; CVH, dba Clifton View Homes, Coupeville, Wash.; Imagine Homes, San Antonio; Melaver/Sustainable Fellwood, Savannah, Ga.; Artistic Homes, Albuquerque, N.M.; Gold Medallion Homes, Taylorsville, Utah; Bridgewater Innovative Builders, Whitefish, Mont.; Nelson Construction, Farmington, Conn.; Raymar Homes, Hudsonville, Mich.; Community Housing Partners, Christianburg, Va.; Veridian Homes, Madison, Wis.; Fireside Home Construction, Dexter, Mich.; Kurowski Development Co., Littleton, Colo.; Creswell & Co., Pottstown, Pa.; Habitat for Humanity Portland/MetroEast, Portland, Ore.; Chandler Design-Build, Mebane, N.C.; New World Home, New York.

Judges for the 2010 competition included: Barb Yankie, Homes +, ; Joe Gregory, Bob Ward Cos.; David Hales, Washington State University Extension Energy Program; Lee Magnusson, NREL; Margo Thompson, Lockheed Martin; Craig Conner, energy and green building consultant; Peter Pfeiffer, Barley + Pfeiffer Architects; Steve Hale, CGP, Hale and Sun Construction; Dr. Sydney Roberts, Southface Energy Institute; and Jordon Goldman, ZeroEnergy Design.

Judging for the People’s Choice award will continue through noon (Eastern) on Tuesday, Jan. 12th. Visit www.nahbrc.com/evha to pick your favorite project from among this year’s worthy finalists.

Learn more about markets featured in this article: Las Vegas, NV.