Energy Efficient House Earns New Millennium Builder Award
Golden, Colo., Oct. 21, 2003 - An energy efficient home built in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver was honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the Energy Star® New Millennium Builder Award for 2003. This award recognizes Habitat for Humanity for its commitment to energy-efficient building practices in metro Denver.
The award was presented in a ceremony at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce in downtown Denver.
NREL's managing partners, Midwest Research Institute (MRI), Battelle and Bechtel, sponsored the home's construction by providing the sponsorship fee and employees from NREL and DOE provided 3,000 volunteer hours to help build the house.
The EPA's Energy Star New Millennium Builder Awards program rewards homebuilders committed to construction that is energy-efficient and benefits homeowners through increased comfort, health and safety, durability and affordability.
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