Veridian Homes of Madison, Wis., was named the 2007 EnergyValue Housing Award Builder of the Year. Presented by the NAHB Research Center, the EVHA recognizes builders who have voluntarily integrated energy efficiency into the design, construction and marketing of their new homes.
In addition to the EVHA Builder of the Year Award, 19 other winners were honored for successfully showcasing integrated design approaches, environmentally friendly practices and advanced energy-efficient building techniques.
Gold Award winners were: Aspen Homes of Colorado in Loveland, Colo.; Ferrier Builders of Weatherford, Texas; Grupe Homes of Rocklin, Calif.; LivingHomes in Santa Monica, Calif.; and Yavapai College Residential Building Technology in Prescott, Ariz. Silver Award winners were: Bob Ward Companies of Bel Air, Md.; Fireside Home Construction of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Holton Homes in Nampa, Idaho; LivingHomes of Santa Monica, Calif.; and Veridian Homes of Madison, Wis. An Honorable Mention went to Gary W. Dorris Inc./Dorris Construction of Applegate, Ore. The People's Choice award this year was given to Fireside Home Construction of Dexter, Mich.
EVHA judging was conducted by a panel of energy-efficiency experts in the fields of engineering, residential energy, construction, design and marketing.