Voting Now Open for 2011 EnergyValue Housing Award People’s Choice


Upper Marlboro, MD – December 16, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Now’s the time to vote for your favorite among this year’s 17 EnergyValue Housing Award finalists – the voting site for the “People’s Choice” award is up and running.

Once on the page, click on photos of the finalists’ homes and get an energy snapshot of the design and construction features included. When you’ve reviewed the highlights for each finalist, make your selection by clicking the “Pick Me” button under your favorite.

Only one vote can be submitted from a single computer. The deadline to vote is Friday, February 3, 2012, at noon Eastern Time.

The winner of the People’s Choice award will be announced during the 2012 EVHA ceremony on February 8 in Orlando. If you plan to attend the International Builders’ Show, tickets are still available for this celebration that is sure to be the show’s coolest event — it will be held at Icebar on International Drive, a few short blocks from the Orange County Convention Center.

The unique venue for the celebration will allow finalists to be showcased in “climate-appropriate” areas — cold climate winners in the Icebar, which stays a chilly 27 degrees; hot climate winners in the toasty Fire Lounge, heated to 72 degrees; and moderate climate winners in the ambient patio area.

The evening will be punctuated with live musical entertainment from Soul-R-Energy, an acclaimed Florida duo. The event will provide fun surprises and great food and beverages — including ice luges with specialty drinks.

For tickets to the Feb. 8th ceremony, visit To make your selection for the EVHA People’s Choice, visit

For information on sponsorship opportunities still available for this unique event, email program manager ">Debra Sagan, or call her at 800-638-8556 x6210.

ABOUT THE NAHB RESEARCH CENTER: The NAHB Research Center, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., promotes innovation in housing technology to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of homes and home building products. Created nearly 50 years ago as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the NAHB Research Center has established itself as the source for reliable, objective information and research on housing construction and development issues. Through its various testing and certification services, the Research Center seal is internationally-recognized as a mark of product quality and an assurance of product performance.

NOTE TO EDITORS ON STYLE USAGE: To identify this company and its work correctly, first reference should be “NAHB Research Center.” If clarification of the acronym is necessary, the phrase, “a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB),” can follow. In subsequent mentions, “Research Center” is the only acceptable and accurate alternative reference.

NAHB Research Center Contact:
Contact: Anne Holtz Schmick

Previous articleCommunity Associations Institute Honors Merit’s Inland Empire Manager Kristie Rose with Award