2021 Housing Innovation Award Winner!

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2021 Housing Innovation Award Winner

September 15, 2021

We are thrilled and honored to announce that we were one of the U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Housing Innovation Award Winners for 2021! The Zero Energy Ready certification is one with incredibly high standards and is not easily obtained, it requires not only a certain level of craftsmanship but a vast knowledge of green building practice and implementation. Red Tree is one of only two builders in Western North Carolina who build to this standard. This is an incredible honor and we are so grateful to have such an amazing team to pull this off. Learn more about the award and what it takes to build a Zero Energy Ready Home below. Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Housing Innovation Awards!


" Yesterday, at the Energy & Environmental Building Alliances' High Performance Home Summit, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm announced the grand winners of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) 2021 Housing Innovation Awards, the highest honor builders can receive for constructing Zero Energy Ready Homes. Zero Energy Ready Homes are built to a higher standard of efficiency, health, and durability, all designed to provide a superior homeowner experience. In short, Zero Energy Ready Homes live better. To earn the label, homes must meet program requirements and be independently verified by a qualified third-party. The program specifications are designed to take a comprehensive approach to new home construction with requirements that not only focus on energy efficiency, but also a healthy living environment, and improved durability and performance through advanced building practices and risk mitigation strategies."



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