Insulsteel Receives Prestigious US Department of Energy “Housing Innovation Award”
The DOE Housing Innovation Awards recognize nation’s top U.S. builders on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes.
Charleston, SC, October 1, 2016 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that Insulsteel has been awarded the 2016 Housing Innovation Award in the Custom category. Grand Winners in each category were announced at the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, September 27th at the EEBA Excellence in Building Conference in Dallas, Texas.
“Housing Innovation Award winners such as Insulsteel are leading a major housing industry transformation to zero energy homes. This level of performance is the home of the future because it improves the way Americans live by substantially reducing or eliminating utility bills, ensuring engineered comfort way beyond traditional homes, protecting health with a comprehensive package of indoor air quality systems, and helping maximize the largest investment of a lifetime,” said Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office.
“These winners are leading the movement to designing and building homes that provide better places for Americans to live, stronger communities, and a more economically and environmentally resilient nation. As a committed DOE partner, Insulsteel is in the “top one percent” of builders in the country meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence in energy and performance specified in the national program requirements.” said Rashkin.
Insulsteel CEO Steve Bostic stated, “We are extremely pleased to be selected as a DOE National Winner for 2 of the past 3 years for two of our homes built on Johns Island, SC. Our high performance homes are so energy efficient, all or most of their annual energy can be offset with renewable energy due to our EcoShell insulation values that are equivalent to R40. Also, EcoShells can be built to withstand up to 200mph winds. Both of our national award winning homes were also certified by the United States Green Building Council (U.S.G.B.C) at the LEED Platinum Level.”