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Oncor Honors Prestige Designer Homes with 2010 Excellence in Energy Performance Award

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Oncor recognized Prestige Designer Homes for its outstanding commitment to the construction of homes that exceed ENERGY STAR® energy efficiency specifications. Prestige Designer Homes was one of nine Texas homebuilders to be awarded with a 2010 Excellence in Energy Performance Award.

“Prestige Designer Homes is a leader in raising the standards for energy-efficient home construction in Texas,” said Mike Stockard, Energy Efficiency Manager with Oncor. “Their commitment to build energy-efficient homes demonstrates their dedication to provide homeowners with a better lifestyle and more value for their money.”

Carole Kamesch, “We are proud to provide homeowners with high-performance homes that decrease energy demand, lower the cost of homeownership, and contribute to bluer skies in Texas,”

The nine winners were selected from a group of more than 120 homebuilders – all participants in the 2009 ENERGY STAR Homes Program sponsored by Oncor. This annual award recognizes homebuilders in the Program who construct the largest volume of homes with the highest average HERS Index rating compared to other Program participants. Collectively, this year’s winners averaged 32 percent above code on the homes they constructed. Minimum ENERGY STAR specifications require that a home achieve an Index rating of 85 which is 15 percent above 2004 International Residential Code (IRC). Homebuilders can qualify for the award in two categories based on the total volume of homes they build.

Prestige Designer Homes was the winner for the Custom Home category. The HERS Index ratings of all homes constructed by each homebuilder were averaged to calculate a cumulative score that represents their entire inventory. The scores were ranked and the highest ranked homebuilder from each category was identified as the winner.

For more information on Prestige Designer Homes and its commitment to ENERGY STAR qualified homes, visit www.PrestigeDesignerHomes.com. To learn more about the 2010 Excellence in Energy Performance Awards or the Oncor ENERGY STAR Homes Program, visit www.texasenergystarhome.info.