Built Green Emerald Home Wins DOE Housing Innovation Award (Video)
A Net Zero Energy Ready home by Dwell Development has been awarded a 2016 Housing Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Energy.
The home, recognized in the Custom (Spec) category, is also the first home to be certified to the Emerald Star level in the Built Green Program.
Built Green is an environmentally friendly, non-profit, residential building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties in Washington State.
“Housing Innovation Award winners such as Dwell Development are leading a major housing industry transformation to zero energy ready homes. 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,” said Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office.
“These winners are leading the movement to Zero Energy Ready Homes that provide better places for Americans to live, stronger communities, and a more economically and environmentally resilient nation,” said Rashkin.
Grand Winnersin each category will be announced at the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, September 27th at the EEBA Excellence in Building Conference in Dallas, Texas.
Read more about green building certifications.