North Pole homebuilder leads in energy efficiency


ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – November 9, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Brannon Richart, owner of Intella Homes, is the recipient of Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s (AHFC) inaugural “Builder of the Year” award.

The award recognizes the builder for constructing the most energy-efficient 6 Star home in 2015.

Of the total of 47 homes rated in Alaska and verified through AHFC’s Home Energy Rebate process, the Richart-built home located in Waxwing Court in North Pole, scored 97.5 points.

The home, measuring 3,660 sq. ft., has projected annual energy costs of $5,120 per year, the bulk of which accounts for lighting and appliances.

“Congratulations to Mr. Richart, a long-time proponent of energy efficiency. As a former employee of Interior Weatherization he has direct knowledge of the importance of energy efficient construction, especially in the Interior. As a builder, he now has an opportunity to work with energy efficiency solutions from day one of construction,” said Bryan Butcher, AHFC executive director/CEO.

The award was presented at the Build AK: Conference & Expo in Fairbanks organized by the Alaska State Home Building Association and the Interior Alaska Building Association.

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) is a public corporation with a long history of providing Alaskans access to safe, quality and affordable housing through home financing programs, energy efficiency and weatherization programs, public housing and more. Since 1986, AHFC has contributed $1.9 billion to the State of Alaska’s General Fund.


Soren Johansson
Public Relations Manager
(907) 540-2000

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