Efficiency Vermont announces New Construction Partners of the Year

Burlington, VT

Efficiency Vermont has named two Vermont building designers as Partners of the Year in energy efficient design and construction. The awards honor homebuilder Alex Carver of Ripton and Burlington-based Duncan Wisniewski Architecture.

Alex Carver, co-owner of Northern Timbers Construction, was named Residential New Construction Partner of the Year for achievements in the construction of energy efficient homes that provide lower energy and maintenance costs, superior comfort and air quality, strong resale value, and durability.

“Alex Carver is an extraordinary builder who is highly regarded by his peers,” said Matt Sargent, Efficiency Vermont Senior Energy Consultant. “In his nearly 30 years of homebuilding in Vermont, Alex has been unwavering in his commitment to creating high-performance homes and to educating others, including the next generation of building professionals. Alex has a drive to always explore new and better building approaches. This award rightfully honors Alex Carver’s notable contributions to efficient residential construction in Vermont.”

Duncan Wisniewski Architecture, of Burlington, received the Commercial New Construction Partner of the Year award for achievements in the design of high-performance commercial buildings.

“Under the leadership of Bob Duncan and Michael Wisniewski, the firm has demonstrated long-standing excellence in commercial and residential design, including extensive work in quality low-income housing,” said Steve O’Malley, Efficient Vermont Energy Consultant. “With this award, Duncan Wisniewski Architecture receives well-earned recognition of their commitment not only to high-performance design but also to the advancement of high industry standards and best practices. We have been honored to work with Duncan Wisniewski Architecture in support of multiple projects and we look forward to years of collaboration to come.”

Efficiency Vermont presented the Partner of the Year awards on February 4th at its annual Better Buildings by Design conference in Burlington. This is the Northeast’s premier design and construction conference, focusing on building efficiency, durability, and value. More than 1,000 leading building design professionals and construction tradespeople attended.

Efficiency Vermont supports the construction of energy efficient homes and commercial buildings by providing builders and designers with technical and financial services as well as training on energy-saving methods and technologies.

About Efficiency Vermont

As the nation’s first Energy Efficiency Utility, Efficiency Vermont has helped Vermont avoid over 12 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program for sustained excellence award for the last six consecutive years. Efficiency Vermont works with partners to help our state transition to a more affordable, low carbon energy future through education, incentives, and support for our clean energy workforce. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at (888) 921-5990 or visit www.efficiencyvermont.com.

Efficiency Vermont
Jeff Buell
Phone: (802) 540-7662
jbuell@veic.org