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 * FSEC Researchers Seek New Construction Builder Partners *

FSEC’s Building America Partnership for Improved Residential Construction (BA-PIRC) is seeking new construction builder partners willing to collaborate on research leading to cost effective zero energy and zero energy ready homes. Builder partners are expected to construct homes in which researchers will investigate and document whole house performance, including component system interactions. Typical specifications include HERS < 55, ducts inside the conditioned space, and whole building mechanical ventilation. In return, FSEC can provide technical and marketing assistance, including publicity and promotion via case studies, reports, and presentations. Previous FSEC research has shown that adoption of this level of performance has resulted in builders selling more homes, increasing their market share amongst competitors, and increasing profits. Homeowners appreciate the low energy bills, enhanced comfort, and sustained value.

Contact us if you are a builder already constructing homes to this level of performance, or are willing to receive technical assistance towards construction of a prototype home (pre-sale, inventory or model home). Act now! There is a limited availability of partnerships, and BA-PIRC is prioritizing available assistance to builders constructing more than 10 homes per year. 

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Previous & Current - BA-PIRC Partners

Current Partners

dot Developer Partners

Brownsville Affordable Homeownership Corporation, Brownsville, TX

Castle & Cooke, Windermere, FL

Florida Custom Homes , Naples, FL

Harmony Development, Harmony, FL

Lawrence Development Group, Lauderhill, FL

MarketWorks, LLC, Vero Beach, FL

Melita-T, Miami, FL

On Top of the World, Ocala, FL

Pringle Development, Eustis, FL

Rheudasil Farms, Flower Mound, TX

Schackow Realty and Development, Gainesville, FL

Skobel Development, Gainesville, FL

Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, FL

dot Supplier Partners

AirGenerate, Houston, TX

Allsolar Service Company Inc., Kissimmee, FL


Classic Products, Piqua, OH

Energy Conservatory, Minneapolis, MN

Flexible Technologies, Abbeville, SC

Hard Cast, Wylie, TX

Heyoka Solutions, Falmouth, MA

Honeywell, Morristown, NJ

Icynene Inc., Mississauga, ON

LaSalle Air Systems, Lakeland, FL

SSHC Inc., Old Saybrook, CT

dot Research Partners

Advanced Energy, Raleigh, NC

Associated Gas Distributors of Florida, Tallahassee, FL

Building Science Consortium, Westford, MA

Florida Solar Energy Research and Education Foundation, Longwood, FL

IBACOS, Pittsburgh, PA

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Portland, OR

Panasonic Home and Environment Company, Keyport, WA

RADCO, Inc., Long Beach, CA

SIPA, Gig Harbor, WA

Washington Manufactured Housing Association, Olympia, WA

dot Designers & Engineers

Auburn University School of Architecture, Auburn, AL

Energy Smart Home Plans, Estero, FL

iEngineer, LLC

Structural Engineering Inspections, Inc., Lutz, FL

dot Project Sponsor

Building America Program, U.S. Department of Energy

dot Prime Contractor

dot Subcontractors

Building Diagnostics, Jacksonville, FL

Calcs-Plus, Venice, FL

Carroll's Inspection Services, Cameron & Hildalgo Counties, TX

Florida Home Energy and Resources Organization, Newberry, FL

Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines, IL

Gulf Coast High Performance Affordable Housing Demonstration Project, Louisiana and Alabama

Newport Partners LLC , Davidsonville, MD

Northwest Energy Works, Corvallis, OR

RESNET, Oceanside, CA

TexEnergy Solutions , Irving, TX

Washington State University Energy Program, Olympia, WA

bgreen High Performance Retrofits

City of Melbourne, FL

City of Sarasota and Sarasota County Government, FL

Community Housing Trust of Sarasota

Greater Newtown Community Redevelopment Corporation

Brevard County, FL

City of Palm Bay, FL

Orange County, FL

Alachua County, FL

Volusia County, FL

Hardwick General Contracting Inc, Maitland, FL

Solar and Energy Loan Fund

St. Johns Housing Partnership

Habitat for Humanity affiliates in selected locations:

Habitat for Humanity - Sarasota, FL

Habitat for Humanity - Birmingham, AL

Habitat for Humanity - Mobile, AL

Arcadia-Desoto Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County

Manatee County Habitat for Humanity

Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity


dot Builder Partners

Atlantic Housing Partners , Winter Park, FL

Cavalier Homes, Inc, Addison, AL

Champion Homes of Oregon Inc., Silverton, OR

Champion/Redman Home Builders, Weiser, ID

Christopher Homes, Sarasota, FL

City of Ft. Myers

Deer Valley Homebuilders, Guin, AL

Ferrier Custom Homes, Fort Worth, TX

Fleetwood Homes (Headquarters), Riverside, CA

Fleetwood Homes of ID, Nampa, ID

Fleetwood Homes of OR, Woodburn, OR

Florida Custom Homes, Naples, FL

Fuqua Homes, Bend, OR

GMD Construction Co., Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Golden West Homes/Clayton Homes, Albany, OR

G.W. Robinson Builder Inc., Gainesville, FL

Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, GA

Habitat Affiliates, Various Locations

Holiday Builders, Melbourne, FL

Homark Co., Red Lake Falls, MN

Homebuilders Northwest Inc, Salem, OR

Homes by Point, Brandon, FL

ICI Homes, Orlando, FL

The Karsten Company of Oregon, Stayton, OR

KB Home, Orlando, FL

K. Hovnanian Homes, Orlando, FL

Kit Homebuilders West, Caldwell, ID

Liberty Homes Inc., Sheridan, OR

LifeStyle Homes, Melbourne, FL

Louisiana System Built Homes, St. Martinville, LA

Marc Rutenberg Homes, Trinity, FL

Marlette Homes, Hermiston, OR

Marquis Const. & Dev., Inc,, Holiday, FL

Meritage Homes

Moduline Industries (Canada) Ltd., Penticton, British Columbia Canada

Nashua Homes of Idaho Inc., Boise, ID

On Top of the World, Ocala, FL

Palm Harbor Homes - Corporate, Addison, TX

Palm Harbor Homes - Plant City, FL

Pringle Homebuilding Group , Eustis, FL

Pulte Homes, Orlando, FL

Rainier Construction, Winter Springs, FL

Rock Built Homes, Lake Alfred, FL

Royal Concrete Concepts, West Palm Beach, FL

Schroeders Homes Inc., Venice, FL

Silvercrest Western Homes , Woodland, CA

Skyline Corporation, McMinnville, OR

Skyline Homes of California, Woodland, CA

Southern Energy Homes, Addison, AL

Spain & Cooper Construction, Gainesville, FL

Springwater Homes, Longwood, FL

Stalwart Built Homes, Panama City, FL

Stitt Energy Systems, Inc., Rogers, AR

Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville, FL

Trunnell Construction, Gainesville, FL

Valley Manufactured Housing, Sunnyside, WA

Westmont Homes, Winter Garden, FL

ZCS Development, LLC, West Melbourne, FL

dot Implementation Partners

Two Trails, Sarasota, FL

dot Utility Research Partners

CPS Energy, San Antonio, TX

Duke Energy, Orlando, FL

Florida Natural Gas Association, Tallahassee, FL

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), Miami, FL

JEA, Jacksonville, FL