High performance home demand growing as the market rebounds

Consumers are beginning to understand the value in high performance building, and as the housing market recovers green builders are seeing the benefits.

At the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, ProudGreenHome.com conducted an exclusive interview with  Ted Clifton, founder of Clifton View Homes and Zero Energy Plans, and Luis Imery of the Imery Group, a high performance home builder based in Athens, Ga. Both builders have won multiple awards for their sustainable, high performance homes that deliver low energy costs and durability with a strong sense of style.

Clifton View Homes (CVH, Inc.) has been a premier custom home builder on beautiful Whidbey Island in  Washington State since 1989.  Specializing in Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) and other energy-efficient technologies, CVH Inc. has built or remodeled more than 100 custom and luxury homes that are as economical to run as they are beautiful to own.

The Imery Group was the builder of the Proud Green Home at Serenbe, a high performance home that has been honored with numerous awards, including:

  • DOE ZERO ENERGY READY HOME Housing Innovation Award in the custom home category.
  • NAHB Green Awards, #1 Project of the Year For Single Family - Small Volume
  • DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Housing #1 Innovation Award Winner, Custom Category
  • EarthCraft House Platinum Level, #1 Home of the Year, 2013
  • First DOE Zero Energy Ready home in Georgia

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Topics: Building Green, Cost of Ownership, Energy & Environmental Building Alliance, Going Green, Home Design & Plans, Proud Green Home at Serenbe, Sustainability Trends & Statistics, Trade Show, Trends / Statistics

Companies: EEBA, ProudGreenHome.com, Southface Energy Institute, The Imery Group


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