Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
New Home Builder and Affordable Housing
Brighton Homes is the home building division of Brighton Corporation, a diversified real estate developer. In 2009, the company made the decision to build only ENERGY STAR® certified homes. Brighton Homes is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued growth as an ENERGY STAR home builder and commitment to building and promoting ENERGY STAR certified homes. Key 2015 accomplishments include:
- Building more than 120 ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2014, with 95 percent of buyers saying that ENERGY STAR was a factor in their home-buying decisions when surveyed post-closing.
- Emphasizing its commitment to building ENERGY STAR certified homes on its website, and advertising on Facebook and Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, flyers, outdoor signage, and banners.
- Holding regular meetings and training sessions with its framing; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); and insulation subcontractors to ensure compliance with ENERGY STAR program requirements and discuss ways to improve processes and products, including opportunities for superintendents to learn about new techniques in energy efficiency.
- Installing insulation that goes beyond the ENERGY STAR requirements to help homebuyers save money on utility bills, using paints and finishes that are environmentally safe, and installing gutters on homes to prevent mold issues in crawl spaces.