February 27, 2012
Companies in Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, West Seneca and Orchard Park Take Top Awards in Construction of Energy Efficient New Homes
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has recognized three home builders and three energy raters with awards for excellence in building New York ENERGY STAR Homes during 2010 and 2011. New York ENERGY STAR Homes are new homes designed to consume less energy than the typical house built to New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code while keeping temperatures consistent.
NYSERDA’s New York ENERGY STAR Homes Program is part of a strategy to transform markets in many sectors of the economy to decrease energy consumption. The program includes builders who construct the homes to meet energy efficiency requirements and independent home energy rating companies that evaluate the plans and the completed homes through computer-based energy analysis inspection, certification and testing. The homes can be either market-rate or low- to moderate-income housing.
“Congratulations to these builders and rater for the excellent work they do in the New York ENERGY STAR Homes program,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO of NYSERDA. “Increased energy efficiency is the best way that all New Yorkers can decrease both their energy consumption and costs while at the same time realizing positive environmental benefits. Energy efficiency work also provides good jobs and bolsters the economic development of our communities.”
Statewide New York ENERGY STAR Homes awards were made to the following contractors at the recent Affordable Comfort Inc. (ACI) conference in Saratoga Springs New York:
Ryan Homes of Pittsford, Buffalo and Syracuse, and MIG Building Systems of East Rochester won the “Outstanding Market-Rate Housing Builder/Rater Collaboration” award for building and rating 934 market-rate homes in 2010 and 2011, the highest number of New York ENERGY STAR Homes constructed during that time frame by any builder/rater team.
Housing Visions Consultants Inc. and EnTech, both of Syracuse, won the “Outstanding Affordable Housing Builder/Rater Collaboration” award for delivering quality low- to moderate-income housing and for striving to find new ways to improve each project in 2010 and 2011. During that two-year time frame, this team built and rated 307 New York ENERGY STAR Homes for income-qualified New York households.
Maranno Marc Equity Corporation of West Seneca and Northwind Insulation of Orchard Park won the “Excellence in Energy Performance Builder/Rater Collaboration” award for demonstrating both high production and, based on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) scores of their homes, outstanding commitment to quality in 2010 and 2011. This team built 122 New York ENERGY STAR homes during that two-year timeframe. The homes were designed to consume less energy than the typical house built to New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code while keeping temperatures consistent.
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975.
About Affordable Comfort Inc.
ACI (Affordable Comfort Inc.)is a nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge information, education and best practices in the area of residential building construction known as Home Performance and Weatherization. Through national and regional educational and networking events, ACI provides innovative building science knowledge presented by renowned industry experts focused on advancing residential energy efficiency nationwide. It is our vision that every family has a home that is safe, healthy, durable, and energy efficient. For more information on ACI, visit www.affordablecomfort.org.
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