Addison Homes Joins Best Practices Research Alliance®

The Upstate’s leader in sustainable building is now part of a national effort to foster innovation in high-performance construction and energy-efficient homes.

Addison Homes has joined the Best Practices Research Alliance®, a community of homebuilders collaborating with building performance specialists, business/quality management experts and industry suppliers. Members work together to research, demonstrate and share the technical and business best practices that are moving truly energy-efficient homes into the mainstream.

“We’re privileged to be part of this research-based collaboration,” says Todd Usher, president of Addison Homes, a company that builds 100% of its properties to ENERGY STAR® and EarthCraft House™ standards. “It’s a compelling opportunity to share our experience and insights about building high-performance homes with like-minded peers across the country. Continuous improvement can be a rigorous process, but as we move closer toward the ideal of zero energy everyone — from our clients to the community at large — reaps the benefits.”

Founded by IBACOS (Integrated Building and Construction Solutions), the Alliance comprises some 40 homebuilders of all sizes throughout the United States. Research efforts are aligned with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program and key areas of focus include zero energy homes, energy smart homes and business/quality management. For more information on the Best Practices Research Alliance®, visit

About Addison Homes:
Addison Homes builds all of its homes to rigorous ENERGY STAR® and EarthCraft House™ standards. As a leader in sustainable, high-performance building, Addison Homes has received numerous awards and recognition including the 2011 Green Building Advocate of the Year Award from the National Association of Home Builders; 2011 Certified Graduate Builder of the Year Award from NAHB; 2010 Safety Award for Excellence from NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company; 2010 Finalist, America’s Best Builder Award from BUILDER magazine; 2009 Builder of the Year Award from the Home Builders Association of Greenville; 2008 Individual Environmental Stewardship Award from the Upstate Chapter of the US Green Building Council; Upstate Forever’s 2008 Sustainable Communities Champion; and 2007 EarthCraft House™ Regional Builder of the Year Award.

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