New Town Builders wins housing innovation award

The U.S. Department of Energy has named New Town Builders the winner of its highest housing innovation award, recognizing the sustainable production builder as the standard bearer for zero energy ready homes. 

It's the second consecutive year Denver-based New Town has received the Zero Energy Ready Home Grand Award. the builder was selected as the winner from seven finalists and innovation award winners in the Production Builder Awards category. Zero energy ready homes must meet rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health and durability.

The best building scientists in the world judge these awards," New Town CEO Gene Myers says. "For New Town to receive the Grand AWard for two consecutive years affirms our team's hard work and commitment and places New Town among the best in both environmental science and design."

Judges examine a number of factors, including indoor air quality, water conservation and durability. 

"Zero Energy Ready Homes are the future for U.S. housing, and we need builders like New Town to get us there," says Sam Rashkin, chief architect for the Department of Energy's building technologies office. "We know that Zero Energy homes provide a vastly superior consumer experience at lower ownership cost -- and an experience that all Americans should want in their next new home."

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