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Building homes that are more comfortable, healthier, safer, more durable, energy efficient and more affordable to live in.

Awards

2009 - Recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council for SILVER Certified LEED for Homes®

Christian Builders has successfully met the green building standards required for the SILVER level of certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™ in April of 2009.

The home located in Rogers, MN. is:
      1 of 15 Certified Projects in MN
      1 of 931 Certified Silver Projects Nationwide
      1 of 1,680 Total Projects Nationwide

2006 - Recognized by US Department of Energy

Christian Builders was among six industry representatives chosen to attend the one year anniversary of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) in Washington, D.C.  EPAct benefits home builders through the home energy tax credit and provides incentives for new ethanol plans, renewable energy, clean coal technologies, and nuclear and hydrogen energy. The new EPAct incentives will enable Christian Builders to continue research and implementation of energy-saving practices and improved indoor air quality.
 
2006 - 100% EnergyStar®

Christian Builders committed to building all of its new homes in compliance with the Energy Star® Program. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, homes built with Energy Star® guidelines will operate at least 15% more efficiently than homes built to Minnesota Energy code. Therefore, saving you money, while keeping you cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Every new home built by Christian Builders is certified by an independent, third-party inspector.

Trillium Award℠

The Trillium Awards℠ recognize high quality achievement in the local building industry. They honor builder and subcontractor teams who work together to create excellent details in homes. Trillium Awards℠ are judged by building industry peers and all entries in the competition are judged against homes in their same price category.
 
2005 - Trillium Award℠ – Best Interior

2005 - Trillium Award℠– Best Kitchen

1999 - Trillium Award℠– Best Environment / Energy Design

1998 - Trillium Award℠– Best Environment / Energy Design
 

Reggie Award

Our most coveted construction awards, the Reggie Awards℠ are presented each October to about 40 builders. Their homes displayed in the Parade of Homes Fall Showcase℠ are judged for design and construction quality and value by their peers.

2005 Reggie Award℠ – Single Family Home

2004 Reggie Award℠ – Single Family Home

2003 Reggie Award℠ – Single Family Home

1993 Reggie Award℠ – Single Family Home

1987 Reggie Award℠ – Single Family Home
 

Bennie Award℠

The Bennie Awards℠ recognize excellence in neighborhood design and construction. Judging criteria included aesthetic appeal, land plan, retention of natural features, amenities such as parks and trails, as well as traffic flow. A separate category judges neighborhoods using added “smart growth” criteria that includes mixed-use opportunities, range of housing types and prices (lifecycle housing), and pedestrian appeal.

2001 Bennie Award℠ – Best Neighborhood, Windsor Park II in Elk River, MN

* The "Trillium Award℠", “Reggie Award℠", and "Bennie Award℠" Servicemark and Logo are Servicemarks of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities and are used with permission.

2004 – Certified American Lung Association® Health House Builder
 
2000 - Mechanical Ventilation Study
Exemplary performance in Building Envelope Air Tightness and Participation in the Environmental Protection Agency and National Association of Home Builders Research Center
 
1999 - EnergyValue Housing Award – Custom Home, Cold Climate Region
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center, partnering with the US Department of Energy, NAHB's Energy Subcommittee, National Renewable Energy laboratory, and Professional Builder magazine, conducts the EnergyValue Housing Award.Awards were presented in five home categories: affordable, custom, factory-built, production and innovative in three climate regions: hot, moderate, and cold. In 1999 there were eight gold winners, three being in the cold climate region. They were: Christian Builders in Minnesota (Custom Home), Ryan Homes in New York (Affordable Home), and Colorado Dream Homes in Colorado (Production Home). A panel of judges who evaluated applications on energy performance and the integration of energy efficiency into the design, construction, and marketing of new homes chose the winners.

Energy efficient features in the award winning home included Andersen Millennium low-e, gas-filled windows, highly insulating (R-15) exterior doors, 2 by 6 framing that allowed a thick blanket of insulation to be placed in the wall cavity, and a geothermal heat pump for efficient heating and cooling. Christian Builders used an extensive air-sealing package to reduce air infiltration and to reduce heat loss through windows, none were placed on the north side of the home. This home was built in conjunction with the Minnesota Suburban Northwest Builders Association as a demonstration for the city of Elk River, Minnesota.
 
1999 - GeoExchange
Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium
In recognition for advancing the use of GeoExchange technology.
 
1998 - Environmental Protection Agency EnergyStar® Home Program
Christian Builders becomes an EnergyStar® Partner and builds first EnergyStar® home