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CHP Receives 2007 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing

Christiansburg, Va. - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Community Housing Partners (CHP) a 2007 ENERGY STAR® Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing in recognition of its efforts to provide energy-efficient housing for low-income residents. CHP was recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 21.
 
CHP’s Roanoke-Lee Street Duplexes are one of six projects in this category nationwide to be recognized for utilizing energy-efficient technologies in affordable housing initiatives and educating consumers of the ENERGY STAR® benefits.
 
“Energy efficiency is particularly important in the affordable housing sector,” said Colin Arnold, AIA, CHP’s Staff Architect.  “By building homes that earn the ENERGY STAR®, we are reducing utility costs and providing homes that are truly affordable to own and operate for low-income residents.”
 
On hand for the ceremony representing the many partners involved in the Roanoke-Lee Street Duplexes were Ken Wade, CEO of NeighborWorks® America, Bill Shelton, Director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, and Matt Hanratty, Housing and Neighborhood Services Manager for the Town of Blacksburg.
 
To read more about the ENERGY STAR® awards and recipients, click on the following link:
 
Photo: Standing - Ken Wade, CEO of NeighborWorks® America; Todd Peacock, VP of Construction for CHP; David Lee, Chief of the ENERGY STAR® Residential Branch; Janaka Casper, President and CEO of CHP; Bill Shelton, Director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Seated - Orlando C. Artze, Executive Vice President and COO of CHP; Colin Arnold, AIA, Director of Community Design Studio; Matt Hanratty, Housing and Neighborhood Services Manager for the Town of Blacksburg.