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Mantell-Hecathorn Builders named Grand Award Winner by Department of Energy

For the second year, Mantell-Hecathorn Builders has been selected as Grand Winner of the Department of Energy’s National Housing Innovation Awards. Local builders Hunter and Greg Mantell-Hecathorn, principals of Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, had the honor of receiving the highest award in the 2020 Custom Home for Buyers category.

To be considered for this award, a home must meet the technical requirements of the DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Homes program. Homes earning this recognition feature advanced levels of comfort, health, durability and are ultra energy efficient. The quality of homes built to this standard is ensured by rigorous inspections, diagnostics and checklists.

This home received a HERS score of 14, making it 86% more energy-efficient than most new homes built to code in Durango. It is also certified by the EPA for Healthy Indoor Air Quality, using non-toxic materials and providing continuous fresh air. This is the fifth year an M-H Builders home has received HIA recognition.

More information can be found at www.m-hbuilders.com and https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/zero-experience.