Posts From July, 2023

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
 

Taylor Morrison - August Builder of the Month!

Taylor Morrison - August Builder of the Month!
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Taylor Morrison is one of the nation's largest homebuilders and developers. Taylor Morrison serves a broad range of consumers from coast to coast, including first-time, move-up, and resort-lifestyle homebuyers and renters under their family of brands—including Taylor Morrison, Esplanade, Darling Homes Collection by Taylor Morrison and Yardly. From 2016-2023, Taylor Morrison has been recognized as America's Most Trusted® Builder by Lifestory Research. Recently, Taylor Morrison announced its newest partnership with Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the home organization experts behind The Home Edit, a part of Hello Sunshine, which is a division of Candle Media, on a new video series, New Home, New Zones, offering home-organization tips that make moving into a new home easier. As part of the multi-faceted partnership, Taylor Morrison will also serve as a homebuilder on The Home Edit's new take on hit home renovation series "Extreme... read more
 

Addison Homes Receives Home Builders Association of Greenville’s Green Building Bridge Award

Addison Homes Receives Home Builders Association of Greenville’s Green Building Bridge Award
Greenville, S.C. (July 24, 2023) - Addison Homes, a local home builder which specializes in building healthy, high-performance homes that emphasize increased comfort and durability, better indoor air quality, ultra energy efficiency, and the use of sustainable materials, has received the Green Building award at the annual Bridge Awards gala for the Home Builders Association of Greenville. Founded in 1960 as an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders, the Home Builders Association of Greenville has grown to more than 650 member firms. The HBA of Greenville recognizes excellence in craftsmanship and professionalism in the home building industry through the Bridge Awards. The award-winning Addison home, the Keowee, features exceptional indoor air quality, water and energy efficiency, and uses a solar photovoltaic shingle system to generate renewable energy to offset a significant portion of the electrical use of the home, achieving an astounding HERS score of 28... read more
 

How Lennar is Scaling with Solar

Sunnova Case Study
How Lennar is Scaling with Solar
The residential construction sector has historically been a late adopter of new technology, so when a major homebuilder decides to take the leap and embrace a new technology, the industry takes notice. Lennar, ranked as the number two homebuilder in the U.S. for 2021 in both total closings and gross revenue according to builderonline.com, embraced a new technology in 2013 when they started incorporating solar into their new construction. "Every home that we put solar on moving forward, is us making a difference for that family, that community and overall, the environment with which we live in." - Greg McGuff, Regional President of Lennar What propelled one leading homebuilder to become an early adopter of photovoltaic systems and how has this helped set them up for long-term success? Learn this and four of the benefits of building with solar in this free study. Access Case Study About Sunnova With over 35 homebuilder partners across the country, Sunnova... read more
 

New Net Zero Carbon Building Professional Designation Released

New Net Zero Carbon Building Professional Designation Released
The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) Academy has released a new training course for those interested in pursuing a Net Zero Carbon Building Professional Designation. This designation will cover the compelling trends in codes, standards, and voluntary programs that will drive interest and future requirements for accounting of both the operational and embodied carbon of the materials and processes used in building new homes. Participants will learn the essentials of the latest carbon accounting tools and how they can be used to help design homes by selecting materials and methods that optimize the carbon implications of the building over the next 20 to 30 years. Case studies will be reviewed for different climate zones and house styles to demonstrate the impact that cost-effective and low-carbon decisions can have. These lessons could also be applied to major renovation projects as well. The importance behind achieving net zero is obvious. According to the ... read more