Twelve builders were recipients at this year’s EnergyValue Housing Award (EVHA) at an awards presentation that kicked off the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. The EVHA is the nation’s preeminent energy-efficiency award honoring builders who voluntarily incorporate energy efficiency into all aspects of new-home construction. Scott Homes of Olympia, Wash., was selected by the judges as the 2009 EVHA Builder of the Year and took home a gold award for a cold climate custom home.

Other 2009 EnergyValue Housing Award Gold winners include: Aspen Homes of Colorado, Loveland, Colo. (cold climate, production category); Scandia USA, Glen Allen, Va. (moderate climate, production category); Coastal Green Building Solutions, Ridgeland, S.C. (hot climate, production category); Yavapai College, Residential Building Technology Program, Chino Valley, Ariz. (moderate climate, affordable category); McIntyre Builders, Rockford, Mich. (cold climate, custom category); Clifton View Homes, Coupeville, Wash. (moderate climate, custom category); and Ferrier Custom Homes, Fort Worth, Texas (hot climate, custom category).

Urbane Homes in Louisville, Ky., won two Silver awards for its moderate climate entry in both the production and affordable categories. Other recipients of the 2009 Silver EnergyValue Housing Award were: R Godfrey Homes, Glen Rose, Texas (hot climate, affordable category); Seville Consulting, Decatur, Ga. (moderate climate, custom category); and GreenCraft Builders, Lewisville, Texas (hot climate, custom category).

Now in its 14th year, the EVHA is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program, the NAHB, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the NAHB Research Center. The EVHA challenges builders to elevate standards for energy-efficient construction, provides educational opportunities for home builders, and fosters the adoption of energy-efficiency principles throughout the home building industry.

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