Tim O'Brien Homes Wins 2020 Department of Energy Innovation Award
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MILWAUKEE - WisconsinEagle -- For the third consecutive year, Wisconsin homebuilder Tim O'Brien Homes earned a Housing Innovation Award from The U.S. Department of Energy. This award recognized The Arbordale floor plan in the Custom Spec category.

The Housing Innovation Awards are part of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program which recognizes home builders for their leadership in increasing energy efficiency and improving indoor air quality. National experts from across the building industry review all applications and judge them based on a number of categories from energy performance metrics, land development, design, quality construction, sales and marketing, consumer education and business metrics. Tim O'Brien Homes is a Zero Energy Ready Home Partner.

Each new home built by Tim O'Brien Homes includes a number of energy-efficient features like foam insulation on foundation walls, exterior walls and basement box sills as well as Kohler EPA WaterSense certified plumbing fixtures, an active sub-soil venting system and a 95% high-efficiency furnace with a digital smart thermostat.

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Once construction is completed, each home is tested by a third-party professional who ensures that it meets the rigorous standards of the Focus on Energy, Green Built Home Certification and Energy Smart Builder programs. On average, Tim O'Brien homes achieve a Home Energy Rating Score (HERS) of 45.

Tim O'Brien Homes' winning plan is a split-bedroom floor plan with an open-concept design. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. This plan is currently available in 17 new home communities throughout the Milwaukee and Madison areas.

About Tim O'Brien Homes: Tim O'Brien Homes (https://www.timobrienhomes.com/) focuses on improving the home building experience, as well as a devoted commitment to energy efficiency, innovative designs, green building practices and renewable technologies. Dedicated to delivering extraordinary building experiences; Tim O'Brien Homes offers home and lot packages and build on your lot options in the Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin areas featuring a 5-Year Energy Savings Guarantee, 10-Year Limited Warranty and green saving benefits that ensure value, longevity, and comfort in our homes.

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