Thrive wins national Department of Energy award

Denver-based Thrive Home Builders is one of four builders nationwide to receive an award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for Innovation in Multi-Family Homes.

Thrive, formerly known as New Town Builders, is the first home builder in the country to win a Grand Award for three consecutive years. 

The DOE Housing Innovation Awards recognize the best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready homes. Thrive was recognized for Row Homes at Perrin's Row in Wheat Ridge. 

"Introducing homeowners to the benefits of energy efficient homes has been incredibly rewarding," says Gene Myers, Thrive's CEO. "Everyone wins because net zero homes are good for the environment and offer homeowners significant savings on energy costs."

Located at West 38th Avenue and Depew, Row Homes at Perrin's Row are DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes, meaning they are so energy efficient they can offset all or most of their annual energy consumption. Energy efficient features include solar panels and Energy Star-rated appliances.

"Wheat Ridge is honored that Thrive Home Builders selected our community to build these homes," says Wheat Ridge Mayor Joyce Jay. "The Perrin's Row project was supposed to take three years to sell and construct, and it's taken less than two years. It just shows the quality of these homes and the popularity of Wheat Ridge."

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