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High Performance Homes Wins 2015 Housing Innovation Award

Matt Ball on August 14, 2015 - in Buildings, Corporate, Energy

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Aug. 13, 2015—High Performance Homes (HPH) an industry-leading builder of high performance homes in the Mid-Atlantic, has been selected as a 2015 Housing Innovation Award Winner by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Housing Innovation Awards recognizes extraordinary leadership on the path to zero energy ready homes that are better for people, the environment and the economy.

The builder was selected by a prestigious panel of judges among a formidable field of applicants in the production home category for their model home at the golf-course community, The Links at Gettysburg. HPH will be honored for this award, and is also in the running to win the Grand Award at the 2015 Housing Innovation Awards Ceremony to be held on October 6, 2015, at the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance Excellence in Building Conference & Expo in Denver, Colorado.

“The U.S. Department of Energy knows there is one chance during home construction to lock in critical performance measures that can take the homeowner experience to a new level of efficiency, comfort, health, and durability. But it will take housing industry leadership to provide this opportunity to American homebuyers. That’s why DOE proudly recognizes High Performance Homes as one of our nation’s select 2015 Housing Innovation Award winning builders paving a path to this home of the future, today.”

All HPH homes feature an impressive package of high-performance building technologies that contribute to at least 40-50% more energy efficiency than the typical new home. This includes DOW POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles, tight building envelopes with structurally insulated panels, geothermal heating and cooling systems, and energy-efficient appliances. A comprehensive indoor air quality system compliant with EPA’s Indoor airPLUS label also provides important health protection. A smart home technology package is also included in all of the homes, enabling energy monitoring and complete heating, ventilating, and air conditioning control, as well as remote control of lighting, thermostats, and security from any smart device.

The HPH Links at Gettysburg model achieved a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index Score of 23, meaning the home will consume nearly 60 percent less energy than an average new home. Based on the HERS Report, this home will save approximately $4K in the first year of ownership, $50K over 10 years of ownership, and $200K over 25 years of ownership. When you add the upfront incentives for investing in renewable energy, the system will save a homeowner more than $70k in the first 10 years of ownership alone. Annual savings calculations over time include an annual electricity cost increase of 5.5%. The US national average increase of energy cost over the last 30 years is 7.5% per the Energy Information Agency (eia.gov)

About High Performance Homes (HPH)

High Performance Homes is a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home partner constructing homes to the highest national energy efficiency guidelines and has been selected by DOE as a 2015 Housing Innovation Award Winner. HPH includes a comprehensive and cost-effective state-of-the-art technology package on all of their new homes. HPH is proud to offer impeccable craftsmanship, unparalleled durability, exceptional energy-savings and features for improved comfort and health. Three hundred buildable lots are planned for production in the world-class golf course community, The Links at Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, and custom homes are available throughout Maryland. The home of the future can be yours, today. To learn more, or to schedule a tour of the model, visit www.hphpa.com.

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