High Performance Homes Earns 3rd Housing Innovation Award
Among the top 1 percent of builder recognized for quality and energy efficiency, High Performance Homes, LLC (HPH) a leading Mid-Atlantic builder of custom and production zero energy ready homes has received a U.S. Department of Energy 2017 Housing Innovation Award in the Custom (for Buyer) category. Only 24 builders across the country have earned this prestigious recognition.
This is the third year in a row HPH has been selected as a Housing Innovation Award winner, and they are the only Pennsylvania builder recognized among the winners.
"Housing Innovation Award winners represent the top 1 percent of builders across the country who successfully demonstrate they can meet the federal government's most rigorous specifications for high-performance homes," said Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect at DOE's Building Technologies Office. "Zero energy ready homes are designed to provide a whole new level of homeowner experience including ultra-low utility bills, ensured comfort, comprehensive water protection, whole-house fresh air delivery, high-capture filtration, contaminant control, and enhanced durability."
The winning submission, a 2100 square foot single family home was designed and constructed by HPH and is located in their flagship, award-winning golf-course and resort community, The Links at Gettysburg (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania).
Originating from one of their production homes, a French Country architectural design called their “Danielle” model, was customized according to the homeowner’s individual desires to include a front porch with cedar post and rain chain (draining into below ground rain run off system), rear deck, lower level living outdoor patio with fire pit, and an interior load garage to maximize the home site’s sweeping golf-course and mountain views.
Designed to comply with future building codes, the Danielle, as with every HPH home, includes their state-of-the-art technology package featuring geothermal heating and cooling, photovoltaic solar systems for vastly improved indoor air quality, building envelopes made with structurally insulated panels (SIPs) for exceptional strength and durability, and smart home monitoring and management technologies. The home’s Dow POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle system keeps the average energy supply cost to an average of $44 dollars/per month.
High Performance Homes Zero Energy Ready Homes are redefining what homebuyers’ have come to expect in a new construction home. The builder’s unique market proposition offers a highly innovative and comprehensively superior product that provides significant value over standard built homes by better meeting buyer demand for greener, healthier and better quality built homes overall.
Kiere DeGrandchamp, High Performance Homes Head of Construction Operations says, “Our homes fulfill the desire of homebuyers that want to live life well while doing their part to live a cleaner, greener existence and reduce or eliminate their carbon footprint.”
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