AWARDS & RECOGNITION
5 USDA Mutual Self-Help Technical Assistance grants, 2010-2019
In the last ten years, CR has qualified for financial assistance from USDA Rural Development to aid very low- and low-income individuals and their families to build homes in rural areas by the self-help method.
Zero Energy Certification – International Living Future Institute, 2019
Zero Energy buildings have best in class energy efficiency improvements of 60-90% over baseline, providing the homeowner with freedom from fossil fuels and lending to a more climate resilient community. Click on the link to see a CR home displayed as one of the International Living Future Institute's case studies of a Zero Energy building!
Energy Star Version 3 – Energy Wise Consultants, 2018
A CR home was tested with a HERS index rating of 51, which is17.6% better than 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, thanks to our thick straw bale walls!
Utah Housing Matters Agency of the Year Award – Utah Housing Coalition, 2012
CR was awarded Agency of the Year at the 2012 Utah Housing Matters conference.
Champion of Change – The Obama Administration, 2012
Our founder, Emily Niehaus, received national recognition as a “Champion for Change” from the Obama administration during a ceremony at the White House.