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Energy Star Award given to Parade of Homes Builder

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The High Country Conservation Center and The Governor’s Energy Office presented an ENEGY STAR award to Kodiak Enterprises, builder of one of four ENERGY STAR Certified Homes in the 2008 Parade of Homes. The award was presented at the Summit Builders Association reception last Friday at the Silverthorne Pavilion.

The winning home, at 82 Victory Lane in Breckenridge, had a Home Energy Rating of 44. This rating means that the home is 56% more efficient than a home built to code standards. The lower the rating, the more efficient the home is.

“A Home Energy Rating can help project the homes energy performance and even energy bills,” noted Jon Kinstad, High Country Conservation Center’s Energy Program Manager, “It’s kind of like a Miles Per Gallon rating for a car. Who would buy a car these days without knowing the MPG? Maybe the same will apply to homes and Energy Ratings.”

There were four ENERGY STAR certified homes in the 2008 Parade of Homes: 82 Victory Lane built by Kodiak Enterprises (the winner); 1184 Discovery Hill Drive built by Apex Mountain Homes; 240 Elk Circle built by Hedges Mountain Homes; and 561 Elk Circle built by McCrerey Fine Homes.

“ENERGY STAR certified homes are more efficient and are third-party verified to be so,” said Carly Wier, director of the High Country Conservation Center, “It’s a very detailed and rigorous process to become certified, with added inspections coming at all phases of construction.”

In addition to achieving a Home Energy Rating and being third-party verified, ENERGY STAR homes have increased insulation, high quality windows, a tightly sealed building envelope, and energy efficient appliances and fixtures throughout.

“Having four beautiful homes become ENERGY STAR certified in the Parade of Homes this year truly does prove that we can build beautiful, luxurious and sustainable homes in Summit County,” Wier said.

The High Country Conservation Center also presented an award for the best example of Green Building which also went to Kodiak Enterprises 82 Victory Lane home. The award was given to the home with the highest amount of points achieved through Built Green Colorado’s program, in this case a score of 206.

For more information on ENERGY STAR Homes or Home Energy Ratings, contact the Conservation Center at (970) 668-5703 or jon@highcountryconservation.org.


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