New Tradition Homes
In a move to zero energy, New Tradition Homes is testing product innovation
For 30 years, New Tradition Homes has led the Washington home building market, constructing over 5000 single-family homes. They are recognized as a top builder in the state based on volume, and are known nationally as a leader in building energy efficient homes.
Some builders claim to build energy efficient homes, but very few build to the level of New Tradition. All New Tradition homes are certified ENERGY STAR and Built Green Washington 3-star –the only high-volume builder in the state to do so. This commitment to excellence is reflected in company values, which emphasize quality, durability, health, and innovation.
An Industry Leader
In 2005, New Tradition made a commitment to meet or exceed the most stringent standards for energy efficiency. At that time, the builder also committed to focus on indoor air quality, innovation, and continued improvement. Building to high standards is reflected in the company slogan, ‘We Build Homes for Life!’.
Steve Tapio, Building Science Team Leader, has worked for New Tradition since 2003. Tapio says, “We are proud of our awards, but the most important driver for our company is our home buyer – we deliver a home that we would proudly build for our mom. Every home we build must pass the ‘mom test’.”
The ‘mom test’ translates into a home that is high quality and durable, costs less to live in, is comfortable, and has healthy indoor air quality. These attributes are directly attributed to building strategies that improve energy efficiency, including mechanical design, duct tightness, and particulate control.