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August 12, 2016
DOE’S HOUSING INNOVATION AWARDS PROGRAM RECOGNIZES NATION’S TOP BUILDERS ON THE PATH TO ZERO ENERGY READY HOMESTwo Addison Homes projects have earned 2016 Housing Innovation Awards from the U.S. Department of Energy. Addison Homes won in both the Innovation in Custom Homes (For Buyer) and... Read more
August 8, 2016
Residential solar power has enjoyed phenomenal growth in recent years, with those distinctive panels and shingles now a common feature on American roofs. Much of solar’s ever-increasing popularity is the result of hefty price reductions — an installed system costs less than half of what it did in... Read more
August 3, 2016
When it comes to building science and high performance homes, continuous improvement is a constant.Here at Addison Homes, we’re committed to staying up-to-date on the latest technology and newest trends to ensure we build ever-better homes. This happens via continuing education, industry training... Read more
August 1, 2016
What is a Zero Energy Ready Home? Why does Addison build every new home to this standard and — more importantly — how does this benefit our clients?Built to rigorous standards established by the U.S. Department of Energy, a Zero Energy Ready Home is a house that “lives better, works better and... Read more
July 27, 2016
Framing details impact every aspect of a new home projectMost people never give much thought to their home’s structural skeleton – unless there’s a problem. But when you’re building a new home, even small errors made during the framing process can cause big headaches later on, problems that range... Read more
July 11, 2016
The builder of a solar homes neighborhood that is unique in the Upstate wants to do it again. With 15 of 16 home sites sold at Trailside in the Berea area, Addison Homes President Todd Usher said demand for environmentally friendly solar is growing and the technology is becoming more affordable.... Read more
July 1, 2016
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. But maintaining our lawns during this hot, dry season – without singing the water conservation blues — well, that can be kinda hard.Summer’s rising temperatures coincide with rising outdoor water use. Here in Upstate South Carolina, our water consumption spikes... Read more
June 17, 2016
Team Roger C. Peace is a para-cycling powerhouse – and Addison Homes is proud to support these elite athletes as they compete “on the road to Rio.”While the ultimate goal in 2016 is to compete in the Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Team RCP displayed incredible strength at the recent USA... Read more
June 13, 2016
Who hasn’t dreamed of building a new home? The allure of it fires the imagination and ignites the spirit. We all love visualizing our own versions of the perfect gourmet kitchen, the ideally-appointed office, the most luxurious owners suite. Having everything exactly the way we want it is reason... Read more
June 3, 2016
BUILDER recently published “Five Alternative Construction Methods,” a series of articles by reporter Drew Vass looking at “building methods that are gaining traction because they save time, money, and headaches — or all of the above — while producing better results and more energy savings.”The... Read more
May 17, 2016
Does it seem like everyone, everywhere, is building a new home?A construction boom is indeed under way here in Upstate South Carolina, so it’s a common occurrence to drive past previously undeveloped property and see fleets of earth-moving equipment, multiple colored stakes in the ground, and the... Read more
May 4, 2016
Professional builders work hard to control costs, thus ensuring clients get the home they want — at a price they can comfortably afford. Strategies to successfully manage a project’s budget include value-engineering the structure, writing clear product specifications, and managing the construction... Read more

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