Michigan builders awarded for Excellence in Energy Efficiency
Pictured: Theresa Schmidt (Consumers Energy), Kimberly Howe Morgan (Pistro Builders), Charles Pistro (Pistro Builders), Ted Ykimoff (Consumers Energy)
The accolades keep coming for Michigan’s ENERGY STAR® home builders. This year’s Excellence in Energy Efficiency (E3) awards ceremony, held at Michigan International Speedway, saw five builders recognized for their energy-saving achievements in 2017.
The event honors the top-performing contractors in Consumers Energy’s New Home Construction, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, Insulation and Windows (INWIN) and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) programs. In addition to the awards, this year’s guests were treated to pace car rides.
Having saved Michigan homes and businesses over $1 billion through rebates and energy-saving programs since 2009, Consumers Energy continues to set the pace in energy efficiency.
Builder of the Year Award: Beagle Construction
In addition to achieving the best Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score in the state (42), Beagle also accumulated the top average electric savings among large builders.
Most Efficient Homes Award:
- Mayberry Homes - Best average natural gas savings for a large builder
- Cobblestone Homes - Most improved HERS Scores (51.6 in 2016 to 47.75 in 2017)
- Pistro Builders - Best average HERS Score (47.1)
- Kalamazoo County Habitat for Humanity - Built a net zero house