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EPA Recognizes Ivey Residential With 2013 Energy Star® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award

Categories: Energy Efficiency | Posted: March 7, 2013

Ivey Residential earns award for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.

EVANS, Georgia, March 5, 2013 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Ivey Residential with a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for their continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency. Ivey Residential’s accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 2013.

Ivey Residential, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2006, will be honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency. The iveyWise program, developed exclusively by Ivey Residential, includes features and benefits that ensure each new home is on the cutting edge of efficiency, affordability and convenience, while employing the most progressive construction techniques. An iveyWise home includes features and construction techniques that go over and above what the International Code Council prescribes in the International Building Code for new construction.

Across the U.S., top companies and organizations are leading the way toward a more energy-efficient future through their participation in ENERGY STAR.

Over the last 20 years, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

“Ivey Residential is committed to increasing energy efficiency with our iveyWise program, and through our partnership with ENERGY STAR. Ivey was the first builder in the Augusta area to go 100% ENERGY STAR and is one of a select few that still builds 100% ENERGY STAR. In addition, we’ve worked many years to balance the many green choices available between costs and payback,” said Matt Ivey.

“EPA is recognizing Ivey Residential for earning EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award – the 2013 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award,” said Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Ivey Residential leads the field with their commitment to energy efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money, and create a healthier environment.”

The 2013 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. Award winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

About Ivey Residential
Ivey Residential is an award-winning builder in Augusta, Georgia, North Augusta and Aiken, South Carolina that builds energy efficient homes — from townhomes to large custom homes. All new homes constructed by Ivey Residential are built to Energy Star standards. For more information about Ivey Residential, visit


ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

Caroline Ashe

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