Colorado home builder and green building pioneer John Kurowski continues to set new standards for sustainable, energy-efficient homes.
|Kurowski Development won an Energy Star award for this home.|
Colorado home builder and green building pioneer John Kurowski continues to set new standards for sustainable, energy-efficient homes. For the second year, Kurowski Development Co. - which he founded in 1976 with a mission to build comfortable, energy-efficient homes - received the Energy Star New Millennium award in the Denver metro custom builder category.
A panel of energy and building science experts evaluated each entry based on its efficiency, use of innovative building design, and comfort, health and safety benefits. The Kurowski Development house scored 91 out of a possible 100 points on the E-Star scale.
"Had Congress passed the home energy-efficiency tax credit this fall, Kurowski's home buyers would have earned a $2,000 tax credit for being at least 50% better than the model energy code," says Steve Andrews, senior technical officer for E-Star Colorado.
Notable features of the home include:
"During the average year, only a dozen new homes in Colorado score 90 or higher," Andrews says. "In one of the leading green building markets in the United States, John Kurowski is the grandfather of green. This home is just the latest example of Kurowski practicing what he preaches."