Building America's Builders Challenge
Boise Builder Chuck Miller Construction Inc. joined with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman to announce a new national energy-saving initiative—the U.S. Department of Energy’s Builders Challenge at its kick-off event on February 14, 2008 at the International Builders Show. Chuck Miller Construction Inc. was presented with a certificate in recognition of our leadership and commitment to residential energy efficiency.
The Builders Challenge is based on lessons learned from the Building America Research Program - a private/public partnership that develops energy solutions for new and existing homes. For Chuck Miller Construction Inc., building high-performance homes has been a core business model for the last 10 years. We welcome this voluntary initiative for builders, and look forward to working with DOE to build consumer awareness of the benefits of buying highly energy efficient homes. Through our participation in the Building America Program over the past 10 years, we have proven that it is possible to build new homes that are 30 to 50 percent more efficient than code at little or no net cost. Just ask our clients.
Achieving these efficiencies requires design and construction techniques that go beyond standard industry practice, but the competitive advantage of these homes is that our clients enjoy more durable, more comfortable, more energy and resources efficient homes. And, we believe this kind of high-performance building is the right thing for our nation, our natural environment, and our customers.
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