Addison Homes Receives Home Builders Association of Greenville’s Green Building Bridge Award

Addison Homes, Green Building Award Winning Home, the Keowee

Greenville, South Carolina – Addison Homes, a local home builder which specializes in building healthy, high-performance homes that emphasize increased comfort and durability, better indoor air quality, ultra energy efficiency, and the use of sustainable materials, has received the Green Building award at the annual Bridge Awards gala for the Home Builders Association of Greenville. Founded in 1960 as an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders, the Home Builders Association of Greenville has grown to more than 650 member firms. The HBA of Greenville recognizes excellence in craftsmanship and professionalism in the home building industry through the Bridge Awards.

The award-winning Addison home, the Keowee, features exceptional indoor air quality, water and energy efficiency, and uses a solar photovoltaic shingle system to generate renewable energy to offset a significant portion of the electrical use of the home, achieving an astounding HERS score of 28 for efficiency. High performance highlights of the home included: a completely encapsulated and conditioned crawl space providing conditioned space for the HVAC system and ductwork; an Internet-connected smart thermostat that incorporated monitoring of interior and exterior conditions including indoor air quality; high performance windows utilizing triple pane glass including two layers of low-e coating; passive solar design embraced with glazing used on the Southern exposure of the building; skylights and sun tunnels integrated into the building envelope to maximize natural daylighting and minimize the need for artificial lighting during daytime hours, even on overcast days; extensive envelope air sealing, which reduced air infiltration while minimizing intrusion of pests, dust and exterior allergens; and continuous exterior insulation, minimizing thermal bridging through the exterior walls of the home and its foundation.

"We are honored to receive this Bridge Award from HBA of Greenville for Green Building," said Todd Usher, founder and President of Addison Homes. "For over 20 years we’ve built homes across the Upstate of South Carolina and given our clients the healthiest and most efficient choices available. We believe that our clients should have a home built to the highest standards of health and sustainability, creating a space where they can live comfortably and safely for many years to come. We take building high-performance homes seriously because, after all, we are building them for our friends and neighbors."

Addison Homes builds healthy, high-performance homes which feature increased comfort and durability, better indoor air quality, greater energy efficiency, resilience to natural disasters, and sustainable materials. Headquartered in Greenville, SC, Addison homes are constructed to meet stringent national standards that exceed current building codes and emphasize thoughtful design and sustainability features that deliver lower operating costs, reduced maintenance, and natural daylight in open, integrated spaces. Each home is built to US Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home standards. Learn more about Addison Homes at Connect with Todd Usher at

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