Mandalay Homes Receives Three National Honors for Innovation

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Hanley Wood recognizes housing’s 50 most innovative people

Mandalay Homes was honored with three national awards for innovation last week. Hanley Wood, a leader in the residential, design and commercial construction industry, named Dave Everson, Founder and CEO of Mandalay Homes, a HIVE 50 Innovator for designing highly efficient and affordable homes. The award spotlights innovators who disrupt the building industry and transform the way we think. HIVE award honorees include Tesla’s Elon Musk, and Carlo Ratti, Founder of MIT’s Senseable City Lab. In addition to HIVE 50, Mandalay Homes received two TecHome Brilliance Awards for excellence and innovation; Brilliant High-Volume Builder and Energy Efficient Homes.

Mandalay Homes has broke ground on a new community, Jasper, located in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The community of 2,900 homes, features no carbon footprint (based on estimated building energy use). Everson says, “Homeowners will get a near-zero electric bill as a standard feature in every home.” A similar community exists in Germany, but this will be a first of its kind for the United States. Each Mandalay home features AeroBarrier, an advanced air sealing technology. Also featured, sonnenBatterie, a high capacity, long life, energy-storage system.    

Blake F. Richetta, Senior Vice President and head of the U.S. Subsidiary of sonnen says, “Mandalay is disrupting the housing industry by building a large scale sub-division that will not rely on the utility or coal power as its main source of electricity. Dave Everson should be celebrated; he is an innovator. He is one of the leading visionaries in the housing industry.”

Key points about Mandalay Homes, include:

  •     For every 1,000 Mandalay homes built, the amount of carbon emissions offset is equivalent to 4,500 tons of CO2 or 10,500 barrel of oil saved compared to the average U.S home. Source U.S. EPA
  •     Mandalay Homes is an 8-time recipient of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Award.
  •     All Mandalay homes meet or exceed nationally recognized standards for air quality, energy efficiency, and water efficiency. These standards include ZERH, Indoor airPLUS, Energy Star, and EPA WaterSense.
  •     The standard Mandalay home meets or exceeds Passive House standards for air tightness of the building envelope.

About Mandalay Homes
Founded in 1999, Mandalay Homes is recognized as one of the most innovative builders in America. An 8-time winner of the DOE’s award for innovation, Mandalay Homes is committed to building homes that promote safety, health, reduced energy costs, and less environmental impact. Mandalay Homes offers carbon-neutral homes as a standard feature, with no added cost to the homeowner.

About Hanley Wood and the HIVE 50 (Housing, Innovation, Vision & Economics)
Hanley Wood is a real estate media firm focused on commercial and residential construction in North America, and publisher of BUILDER magazine. HIVE is the curtain call to the innovators who will shape housing today and tomorrow. HIVE is an initiative to give visibility to these great acts of innovation and to encourage collaboration that can catapult the ideas into mainstream practices while constantly building a platform for new catalysts.

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Jessica Walls
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