Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) March 22, 2013
Brighton Homes, which has been leading the ranks of Treasure Valley builders by delivering ENERGY STAR certified homes since 2009, was Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes’ Idaho Builder of the Year in 2010.
“It is an honor to be recognized for our commitment to energy-efficient building,” said Lars Hansen, President of Brighton Homes. “We are committed to ENERGY STAR certification, which ensures that every Brighton home is a smart investment, providing comfort, efficiency and long-term value for our clients – lasting homes that cost less to own.”
Since joining the program in 2009, Brighton Homes has built over 200 ENERGY STAR certified homes and has grown their sales volume more than 30 percent. The “Regional Builder of the Year” award is given based on a range of criteria including the number of qualifying homes the builder constructed, use of the Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes brand in marketing and sales and a commitment to quality that meets and exceeds the Northwest program standards.
“Though many builders claim their homes are energy efficient, we appreciate builders like Brighton Homes who meet and exceed Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes requirements and act as true leaders in the building industry,” said Neil Grigsby, initiative manager for Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes. “Their commitment extends beyond quality construction to educating the community and providing increased comfort to homebuyers while raising greater awareness for Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes and the importance of energy efficiency.”
Homes earning the nationally recognized ENERGY STAR label are at least 15 percent more energy-efficient than homes built to current state codes in the Northwest. More than just energy savings, the label delivers better comfort and quality of living. During 2012 alone, over 3,076 ENERGY STAR qualified homes were constructed by over 400 area builders, adding to the over 21,200 homes that have been certified since the program’s inception in 2005. These numbers are a testament to the region’s ongoing commitment to furthering energy efficiency standards by encouraging consumers to see ENERGY STAR as the baseline and driving increases in state building codes.