Posts From January, 2021

February Builder of the Month - Abrazo Homes!

Abrazo is EEBA's Builder of the Month Feature!
February Builder of the Month - Abrazo Homes!
Founded in 2010, Abrazo emerged as a local home builder during one of the most challenging periods in the industry’s history, following the 2009 crash of the housing market. Determined to make a positive impact, Abrazo’s founders, Brian McCarthy and Mackenzie Bishop, capitalized on a unique opportunity and embarked on a journey to build homes that exceeded expectations in the midst of an otherwise dim and uninspiring market. Drawing upon their collective expertise and passion for innovation, Abrazo Homes implemented new construction techniques, embraced sustainable building practices, and introduced smart home technology to the Albuquerque market. Abrazo wanted to create homes that not only met the basic needs of their clients but also exceeded their expectations, both in terms of efficiency, functionality and aesthetics. This formula for success proved beneficial over the years and subsequently, Abrazo has been recognized as one of the best places to work, one of the top private... read more
 

New $2,000 ComEd® Electric Homes New Construction Incentive & Free Training

Advances in air-source heat pumps, tight wall assemblies, solar panels, electric vehicles, and smart home technologies present new possibilities for residential construction. Builders of high-performance, all-electric homes can receive $2,000 per home from ComEd Energy Efficiency while selling customers on superior comfort and quality and bundling with rooftop solar to offset the home’s energy use.

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Two Zero Energy Ready Home Builders Hit 1,000 Certified Homes Milestone

For the past seven years, the US Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program has played a lead role in pushing the US new home construction market towards more efficient, more comfortable, and more durable homes. In 2020, the program achieved another significant milestone as both Thrive Home Builders (Denver, Colorado) and Mandalay Homes (Prescott Valley, AZ) have each surpassed the 1,000 certified homes mark.

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Top Residential Construction Careers You Can Quickly Pivot to in 2021

For many years, residential construction careers have been attractive to those who seek job stability. Nowadays, getting a job in the construction industry will provide you with more than job security. In fact, the shortage of talent has increased job opportunities in the sector. Salaries are growing and if you’re looking to improve your wellbeing, you should consider making a career change.

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SDiPro and EEBA Partner to Launch Exciting Competition for Green Builders

Huge boost for residential sales of healthy, high-performance homes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., January 5, 2021 (Newswire.com) - Smart Decathlon for innovative Professionals (SDiPro) launched a partnership with the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) to jumpstart consumer demand and ramp up sales of high-performance homes through a compelling competition.

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