Yonkers, New York
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - New Home Builder and Affordable Housing
AVR Homebuilders is the regional residential building division of AVR Realty. The company made a commitment in 2006 to build 100 percent ENERGY STAR certified homes. AVR Homebuilders is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for its dedication to building and promoting ENERGY STAR certified homes. Key 2012 accomplishments include:
- Building 74 new ENERGY STAR certified homes, bringing the total to 448 homes since 2006.
- Developing an online video promoting AVR Homebuilders and its ENERGY STAR certified homes through video portals, including YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Video, Metacafe, AOL Video, and MSN Soapbox.
- Providing comprehensive technical training on ENERGY STAR requirements to construction staff and subcontractors with the help of its Home Energy Rater.
- Using ENERGY STAR as a standard baseline for all homes, with the option to add more stringent energy standards.
- Conducting frequent meetings with sales and construction staff at each project to ensure that all concerns and issues regarding ENERGY STAR are addressed.