New Town Builders, a Colorado-based homebuilder won two awards for its Net Zero Energy home design at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS). This year’s winners were announced in Las Vegas at the annual IBS event.
New Town’s ArtiZEN Plan – designed to be as energy efficient as possible – was named Best in Green among Single-Family Production Homes by NAHB. This is the first year NAHB has given Best in Green Awards.
“This year’s group of winners truly represents the best of environmentally friendly building and remodeling,” said NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly, a homebuilder and developer from Wilmington, Delaware. “Not only are these homes beautifully designed, but they also take green building to the next level by using the most resource-efficient and innovative sustainable building practices available.”
The National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC), a council of NAHB, also recognized New Town’s ArtiZEN Plan with a Gold Nationals Award for Best Green/Sustainable Home Design.
“We want to be a company that makes a difference,” New Town CEO Gene Myers said. “The ultra-high-efficiency home world is relatively small, and it is a privilege to be recognized by our industry as delivering the very best in environmental science and design. More importantly, we hope that our example can lead more builders to deliver high-efficiency design at an affordable cost.”