Transformations, Inc. wins 2 awards from U.S. Department of Energy National Challenge Home Program
New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ), Posted: December 27, 2013
Devens, MA Transformations, Inc. won two national awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Challenge Home program for building high performance, energy-efficient homes. The DOE selected Transformations as a winner in the Custom Home and Production categories.
Transformations won awards for two homes, both of which are classified as “net zero;” that is, they have zero net energy consumption and zero carbon emissions annually. In fact, the two homes built by Transformations were projected to produce about 10,000 kilowatt hours of energy more than they consumed—enough power to drive a Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt for 30,000 miles each year. The two homes were moderately priced: $360,000 for the production home and $450,000 for the custom home.
These building projects align with the Mass. governor Deval Patrick’s administration plans for zero net energy development in Mass., as well as President Obama’s plans to mitigate climate change.