U.S. Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Award recognizes industry leaders
The Energy Department presented Housing Innovation Awards to 28 industry leaders from across the nation during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The industry leaders are commercializing and deploying cutting-edge technologies and helping to significantly reduce the energy costs of the nation’s homes.
“The Housing Innovation Awards recognize forward-thinking contractors and builders for delivering extraordinary energy efficiency while ensuring superior comfort, health and durability in new and existing homes,” said Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Builder Mandalay Homes, is a winner in the Production category. Mandalay achieved a HERS score of 25 with 3.5 kW PV. The full case study can be seen here http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2014/09/f18/DOE_ZEH_Mandalay_080614_0.pdf.
Since 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Builders Challenge program has recognized hundreds of leading builders for their achievements in energy efficiency—resulting in millions of dollars in energy savings. The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home — an ambitious successor to the Builders Challenge program — represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability on the path to zero energy ready homes. A Zero Energy Ready Home is a high performance home that is so energy efficient that a renewable energy system can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption.
To learn more about DOE’s Housing Innovation Awards Program, visit http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/housing-innovation-awards. To learn more about Zero Energy Ready Home Program, visit http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/zero-energy-ready-home.
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