NAHB Member Homes Win DOE Housing Award

Filed in Committees and Councils, Environment by on August 21, 2017 1 Comment

Ted Clifton’s award-winning Zero Energy Ready Home

A home built by Ted Clifton, an NAHB member based in Coupeville, Wash., and president of Clifton View Homes and Zero-Energy Plans, is one of 26 this year to receive a U.S. Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Award.

This means that his award-winning home has met the requirements of DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home program and produces as much energy as it uses.

Clifton, who has won this award every year of the program’s existence, said he is honored to be recognized again for his hard work in the green building sector.

“We made a science of building high-performance homes,” said Clifton, who is incoming chairman of NAHB’s Environmental Issues Committee. “We figured out the most cost-effective ways of getting there from here.”

Clifton credited the DOE award for helping him transition to a teacher and expert in the green building space.

“The recognition has really advanced my credibility as a professional,” he said.

Clifton said NAHB has been helping lead the way in sustainable building activities, particularly at the International Builders’ Show. “Builders are coming to IBS to see the latest, newest green stuff that you’ve never seen before,” he said.

All other Housing Innovations Award winners, which include a number of other NAHB members, can be viewed on the DOE’s website.

For more information on NAHB’s green activities, please contact Jaclyn Toole.

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  1. Kim Shanahan says:

    Congratulations Ted Clifton. A well deserved recognition. Your dogged perseverance to make our association build better homes, as shown from nearly two decades of excellence, is much appreciated.

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