Posted April 20, 2019 in Real Estate Notebook

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Vancouver, WA, April 11, 2019 – New Tradition Homes is proud to announce that it received the 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. New Tradition Home’s accomplishments were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2019. This is the 4th consecutive National ENERGY STAR Award for New Tradition Homes, after 8 consecutive years receiving the Regional ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a leader in the industry with a national award.  At New Tradition, we believe that a home should be built to last for generations, and with the assistance of ENERGY STAR and other programs, we are continually improving the home design, comfort, durability and lasting value.  This year we celebrate our 30th anniversary, and it is our desire to continue to build homes that will enhance and improve the lives of the families that own our homes,” said Kelly Helmes, New Tradition Homes’ Vice President.

“I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”

The highest honor among ENERGY STAR Awards is the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award. EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to partners that have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.

For a complete list of 2019 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit

About New Tradition Homes

New Tradition Homes (NTH) began in 1987 with the Helmes family dream to build new homes of high quality, enduring design and lasting value. Every NTH is ENERGY STAR and Built-Green certified. One of the largest homebuilders in Washington State, NTH has maintained their reputation as the regional leader in developing innovative and energy efficient construction technologies. Through on-going research and training, they build homes that are healthier, more durable and more efficient than standard new homes, providing homebuyers with beautiful, better-built homes at an affordable price.

Since 2006, 100% of New Tradition Homes have been built to ENERGY STAR standards. The company has won the Northwest ENERGY STAR Regional Builder of the Year award  for 8 years in a row, and also received the Regional Sustained Excellence Award. In 2016 and 2017, the company also received the National ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award – New Home Builder in the medium-sized builder category, followed by the 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence.


ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped save American families and businesses nearly 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve over 3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. In 2017 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid $30 billion in energy costs. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: and