Efficiency Vermont Announces 2017 New-Construction Partners of the Year

Burlington, VT

Efficiency Vermont has named two Vermont builders as Partners of the Year in energy efficient design and construction. The awards honor Jim Secor of the Bennington-based Secor Group, for commercial construction, and Sheppard Custom Homes, of Essex Junction, for residential construction.

Jim Secor received the Commercial New Construction Partner of the Year award for achievements in the design of high-performance commercial buildings.

“Jim Secor is a skilled practitioner of leading-edge efficient approaches for a wide range of projects,” said Marcus Jones, Efficiency Vermont Energy Consultant. “Every step of the way, Jim is thinking about efficiency and pushing the project the extra mile. We are very pleased to recognize Jim Secor for his commitment and achievement in high-performance design.”

Sheppard Custom Homes was named Residential New Construction Partner of the Year for achievements in the creation of energy efficient homes that provide lower energy and maintenance costs, superior comfort and air quality, strong resale value, and durability.

“Sheppard Custom Homes has shown leadership in designing and building the most energy efficient homes possible while adhering to the budgets of their market,” said Heidi McCullough, Efficiency Vermont Energy Consultant. “Their dedication to energy performance is evident at every level of the organization, from company management to site crews to subcontractors. With this award, Sheppard Custom Homes receives deserved recognition of their achievements in energy-efficient home design and construction.”

Efficiency Vermont presented the Partner of the Year awards on February 1st 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 provides builders and designers with technical and financial services as well as training on energy-saving methods and technologies to support the construction of energy efficient homes and commercial buildings.

About Efficiency Vermont

As the nation’s first Energy Efficiency Utility, Efficiency Vermont has helped Vermont avoid over 13.2 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award for the last eight consecutive years. Efficiency Vermont works with partners to help our state transition to more affordable, low carbon energy use through education, incentives, and support for our clean energy workforce. Learn more at www.efficiencyvermont.com.

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