Posts From August, 2019

February Builder of the Month - Abrazo Homes!

Abrazo is EEBA's Builder of the Month Feature!
February Builder of the Month - Abrazo Homes!
Founded in 2010, Abrazo emerged as a local home builder during one of the most challenging periods in the industry’s history, following the 2009 crash of the housing market. Determined to make a positive impact, Abrazo’s founders, Brian McCarthy and Mackenzie Bishop, capitalized on a unique opportunity and embarked on a journey to build homes that exceeded expectations in the midst of an otherwise dim and uninspiring market. Drawing upon their collective expertise and passion for innovation, Abrazo Homes implemented new construction techniques, embraced sustainable building practices, and introduced smart home technology to the Albuquerque market. Abrazo wanted to create homes that not only met the basic needs of their clients but also exceeded their expectations, both in terms of efficiency, functionality and aesthetics. This formula for success proved beneficial over the years and subsequently, Abrazo has been recognized as one of the best places to work, one of the top private... read more
 

2019 Housing Innovation Awards

The winners of The Department of Energy Housing Innovation Awards were recently announced with Grand Winners set to be announced at this year’s High Performance Home Summit.
2019 Housing Innovation Awards
EEBA’s High Performance Home Summit is a little over a month away. The Grand Winners of The Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Awards will be announced the first day of the conference on Tuesday, October 1. Many of the entrants are winners from previous years, but this year’s group of entries also features a handful of new participants. The winners in each of the following categories represents outstanding innovation around the country: Innovation in Affordable Homes Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley: Hickory, NC United Way of Long Island: East Patchogue, NY Innovation in Custom Homes (for buyer) Amaris Homes: Eden Prairie, MN Bellingham Bay Builders: Seattle, WA Clifton View Homes: Anacortes, WA Deltec Homes: Mills River, NC Ferrier Custom Homes: Mineral Wells, TX Greenhill Contracting: Newburgh, NY Health E Community Enterprises of Virginia: Hampton, VA High Performance Homes: Easton, MD Imery Group:... read more
 

Meet the New EEBA Board Members

Help us welcome the newest EEBA Board members and learn a little more about who they are.
Meet the New EEBA Board Members
For over 35 years EEBA has been a trusted resource for building science information and education in the construction industry. As a board-led organization, we rely on the expertise and commitment of these highly knowledgeable individuals. We are proud to introduce our newest board members - Tim O'Brien, Dennis Webb, and Adam Weinstein. Tim O’Brien, Tim O’Brien Homes Prior to joining the EEBA Board, the lead building science team member at Tim O’Brien Homes had been asked to get more involved in their mission to learn, share, and contribute to the best practices in building a high-performance, value-based, home. When that person advanced to another position within the company, it made sense for Tim to continue along that path. When he’s not helping to improve homes he is spending time on the lake with his family. Get to know Tim: If you were banned from the construction industry, what industry would you work in and why? “I would join an... read more