The NAHB Research Center is pleased to announce that 17 of the nation’s most energy-conscious builders and remodelers will receive 2012 EnergyValue Housing Awards (EVHA).

“The diversity of this year’s crop of winners is a testament to the ability to deliver highly energy-efficient homes at every price point and in every part of the country,” according to Michael Luzier, president of the Research Center.

This year’s finalists range from veteran EVHA applicants in the new-home category, to a mother-daughter start-up company that rehabbed a mid-century brick rancher to achieve an impressive HERS rating of 51.

“From seasoned industry icons to newbie DIY’ers, all of this year’s competitors brought their ‘A’ game and submitted some outstanding examples of high-performance homes,” says Luzier. “Some of the finalists’ houses are very affordable for their markets, and some are rather large luxury homes, but all of them presented a complete and well-executed package from design and construction through marketing and customer service.”

The 2012 finalists: 

  • Cold Climate

  • Colorado Dream Homes, Pagosa Springs, Colo. (New Home)

  • Flynner Homes & Renovations, Boise, Idaho (New Home)

  • Lend Lease, Nashville, Tenn. (New Home)

  • T.A.G. Mechanical Systems, Syracuse, N.Y. (Existing Home)

  • Zero-Energy Plans & Kirby Nagelhout Construction, Coupeville, Wash. (New Home)

Moderate Climate

  • Nexus Energy Homes, Stevensville, Md. (New Home)

  • Clifton View Homes, Coupeville, Wash. (New Home)

  • GreenPinkies, Fayetteville, Ark. (Existing Home)

  • Scott Homes, Olympia, Wash. (New Home)

  • Stitt Energy Systems, Rogers, Ark. (New Home)

Hot Climate

  • Armstrong Builders, Honolulu (New Home)

  • Ferrier Custom Homes, Fort Worth, Texas (New Home)

  • Josh Wynne Construction, Sarasota, Fla. (New Home)

  • LaMirada Homes, Tucson, Ariz. (New Home)

  • Ferrier Builders, Fort Worth, Texas (Existing Home)

  • G Street, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Existing Home)

  • Habitat for Humanity, South Sarasota Co., Venice, Fla. (Existing Home)

EVHA finalists will receive their awards and the Builder of the Year and Remodeler of the Year will be revealed at the 17th annual EVHA celebration, Feb. 8, 2012, in Orlando, Fla., at the International Builders’ Show.

More information about the 2012 EVHA celebration, including ticket information, can be found at

Learn more about markets featured in this article: Orlando, FL.