C&M Home Builders and Real Estate was awarded a 2016 Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award by Focus on Energy on Thursday, April 21, at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire.
"We are very honored to be one of the few companies in the entire state to be selected for this award," said C&M owner Cody Filipczak.
C&M is one of only 14 Wisconsin companies being honored for its commitment to energy efficiency practices, and is the only home builder in the area to receive this prestigious award. According to Focus on Energy, the organizations selected for these awards are "making smart energy decisions, lowering operating costs, and making Wisconsin business more competitive."
Focus on Energy presented C&M and other local winners with their awards at the Chippewa Valley Technical College - Energy Education Center at 11 a.m. on Thursday as part of CVTC's Earth Day celebration.
Cody, along with his wife Molly, work with Focus on Energy to ensure that each house they build has an above average efficiency rating. This includes insulating around exterior walls and in attics, wrapping concrete walls with foam, using spray foam insulation in extra areas, using geothermal technology and installing energy-efficient appliances.
"At C&M, we want to ensure that even in cold Wisconsin winters, our homes are warm while being energy efficient. We are proud to work with Focus on Energy to make this possible for our clients," said Cody.
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency program. It works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
C&M Home Builders is a family-owned Eau Claire custom home construction business. Cody and Molly, the founders of C&M Home Builders, started their business in 2004 and began building homes in the Eau Claire area. In 2011, they expanded their services to include Eau Claire realty and began C&M Real Estate.