AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Design & Build Forest Stewardship Council Leadership Award, 2020
CR was granted this award for the Projects at Mill Creek due to our commitment to responsible forest management and utilizing more than 50% FSC-certified materials for wood products in the four homes.
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.