Addison Homes earned the Green Building Advocate of the Year award from the National Association of Home Builders for its sustainable building practices. Only 13 building industry professionals nationwide received this award. Addison Homes builds all of its homes to Energy Star and EarthCraft House standards.

“Building to environmentally-friendly standards is about more than just saying you’re ‘green,’” Addison Homes President Todd Usher said. “This is a way to provide healthier, more comfortable and more durable homes with the added perk of reduced utility and maintenance bills.”

Todd Usher, GMB, Master CGP, CAPS, past president of HBA of Greenville, and Michelle Usher, co-owners of Addison Homes, educate the community on sustainability-related educational programs, ranging from consumer seminars on energy-efficient homes to children’s workshops featuring conservation projects. The couple’s volunteer outreach includes supporting high-performance standards for the local Habitat for Humanity.

“We are committed to increasing awareness about the very practical benefits of sustainable building techniques,” Usher said.

NAHB announced the Advocate of the Year and other awards during the 13th annual National Green Building Conference earlier this month in Salt Lake City, Utah.