Addison Homes has joined the Best Practices Research Alliance®, a community of homebuilders collaborating with building performance specialists, business/quality management experts and industry suppliers. Members work together to research, demonstrate and share the technical and business best practices that are moving truly energy-efficient homes into the mainstream.

“We’re privileged to be part of this research-based collaboration,” says Todd Usher, president of Addison Homes, a company that builds 100 percent of its properties to ENERGY STAR® and EarthCraft House™ standards. “It’s a compelling opportunity to share our experience and insights about building high-performance homes with like-minded peers across the country. Continuous improvement can be a rigorous process, but as we move closer toward the ideal of zero energy everyone — from our clients to the community at large — reaps the benefits.”

Founded by IBACOS (Integrated Building and Construction Solutions), the Alliance comprises some 40 homebuilders of all sizes throughout the United States. Research efforts are aligned with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program and key areas of focus include zero energy homes, energy smart homes and business/quality management. For more information on the Best Practices Research Alliance®, visit