SystemVision 10th Anniversary Celebration Honors Affordable Home Builders
Raleigh, N.C. [November 4, 2011] — In honor of more than 100 affordable housing developers and builders in North Carolina, Advanced Energy hosted the 10th anniversary celebration of the SystemVision program at the Empire Room in downtown Greensboro Thursday evening.
SystemVision, the only guaranteed affordable housing program in the nation, incorporates building science into affordable homes, ensuring they are healthy, safe, comfortable, durable, energy efficient and environmentally responsible.
SystemVision homes can be found in urban and rural areas in more than half of the state’s counties and have saved families more than $3.4 million in utility costs. All of this has been made possible by the more than 100 single-family affordable housing developers in the state, with for-profit builders and trades and volunteers, who have committed to building homes that perform better than code and that maintain long- term affordability. Today, more than 2,700 families in North Carolina are living in homes with heating and cooling guarantees that ensure their homes remain affordable long after purchase.
Thursday’s event recognized the partners who helped begin this program and who continue to make it a success.
Mr. Abdul Rasheed, Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina Community Development Initiative, and Mr. Robert Kucab, Executive Director of the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, each accepted Partner Awards. Ten years ago, Advanced Energy launched SystemVision with these two organizations.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro accepted the Bob Dunham Legacy Award for greatest savings achieved for homeowners of any developer in the program from 2001-2011.
“The commitment and dedication of North Carolina’s affordable home building community has made the success of the SystemVision program possible,” said Krista Egger, director, Affordable Housing, Advanced Energy.
For more information about the SystemVision program, visit www.SystemVision.org.
About Advanced Energy
Advanced Energy is a Raleigh, N.C.-based nonprofit committed to a future in which energy needs are met at reasonable costs and with the least negative consequences. The organization continues to work collaboratively to demonstrate that industry, government and nonprofits can successfully work together to improve the environment and encourage the economy. For 30 years, Advanced Energy has created economic, environmental and societal benefits through innovative and market-based approaches to energy issues.
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