Posts From May, 2020

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
 

Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Results are in

The winners of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge have been chosen!

Miami UniversityLast month, students from 45 teams, representing 31 collegiate institutions, competed for bragging rights during the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. And they did all digitally. Teams work with various departments in their respective universities (sometimes partnering with other schools), faculty, industry partners, to create a design for a net-zero energy project in one of the following categories:

  • Suburban Single-Family
  • Urban Single-Family
  • Mixed-Use Multifamily
  • Attached Housing
  • Office Building
  • Elementary School
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