The Village Park Eco Home demonstration project is honored to have six premier supporters of high-performance, building science construction homes. They are: the U.S. Department of Energy and Energy Star. Locally, the Dallas Builders Association and Green Built Texas are supporting the project. More information about these supporters is included below.
The Dallas Builders Association is a trade association representing all segments of the residential building industry in the Dallas Metropolitan area. Its mission is to enhance its members’ ability to provide safe, affordable, quality housing to the citizens of the local communities.
Its Builder members are engaged in single and multifamily building, land development, remodeling and rehab and general light construction. Its Associate members are companies and individuals who provide materials, products, financing and many other services, including subcontracting, to builders and developers.
Green Built Texas, a part of Dallas Builders Association, is committed to increasing the awareness, education and value necessary for builders and remodelers to construct high-performance, healthy structures that exceed building code requirements. The program achieves these goals by establishing standards that benefit homeowners, the citizens of Texas, and the environment we all share.
Since 2008 the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Builders Challenge program has recognized hundreds of leading builders for their achievements in energy efficiency—resulting in over 14,000 energy efficient homes and millions of dollars in energy savings. The DOE Challenge Home — an ambitious successor to the Builders Challenge program — represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability.
The DOE Challenge Home label is the symbol of excellence for new homes.
UPDATE: the Department of Energy has renamed the program Zero-Energy Ready Home.
Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Under EPA’s leadership, American consumers, businesses, and organizations have made investments in energy efficiency that are transforming the market for efficient products and practices, creating jobs, and stimulating the economy. Now in its 20th year, the ENERGY STAR program has boosted the adoption of energy efficient products, practices, and services through valuable partnerships, objective measurement tools, and consumer education.