Salter Construction named Energy Smart Builder of the Year
Conway Corporation has named Salter Construction, Inc. as the 2014 Energy Smart Builder of the Year for the company’s dedication to building energy-efficient homes in the Conway community.
These homes use substantially less energy than standard-built homes and help save homeowners money and energy for years to come. Salter Construction built 11 single-family homes recognized by Conway Corporation as being Energy Smart homes in 2014 and already has additional homes under construction for 2015.
“Salter Construction has been committed to building homes that meet or exceed Conway Corporation Energy Smart criteria since the Energy Smart New Home program was developed in 2009,” Conway Corporation Major Accounts and Energy Efficiency Manager David Avra said. “In that time they have built a total of 50 Energy Smart homes as well as 18 apartments to Energy Smart specifications in the Village at Hendrix.”
Energy Smart specifications are based on the United States Department of Energy recommendations. Energy Smart homes can save 20 to 30 percent energy use over a standard built home thanks to a variety of energy-efficient features including insulation, high-performance windows, tight ducts and efficient heating and cooling equipment.
“The savings generated for the Energy Smart homes and apartments built by Salter are well over $400,000 throughout the life expectancy of all buildings combined,” Avra said.
Salter Construction has been in the commercial and residential construction business since 1975. They are one of the largest family owned construction and real estate development companies in the state.
“We build Energy Smart homes because we feel that it’s the right thing to do,” said Nathan Salter, Vice President of Salter Construction, Inc.