The U.S. Department of Energy Awards Neil Kelly Company A Housing Innovation Award

Northwest remodeling firm is one of only four home performance contractors in the nation to be recognized for using cutting-edge technologies to reduce the energy costs of the nation’s homes

Portland, OR, September 30, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Energy presented Neil Kelly Company with a Housing Innovation Award during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Neil Kelly Company was one of four home performance contractors nationwide to receive the prestigious award.

“The Housing Innovation Awards recognize forward-thinking contractors and builders for delivering extraordinary energy efficiency while ensuring superior comfort, health and durability in new and existing homes,” said Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR
Housing Innovation Awards were presented to Home Performance with ENERGY STAR participating contractors who excel in the following categories: Customer Relations, Industry Leadership, High Energy Savings and Sales & Marketing. The program’s participating contractors apply a whole-house approach to deliver significant home energy savings.

• Neil Kelly Home Performance, Portland, Oregon – Industry Leadership and Customer Relations
• Green Energy Improvement, Chicago, Illinois – Customer Relations and Sales & Marketing
• Isaac Home Energy Performance, Rochester, New York – Industry Leadership
• Quality Insulation Installers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Industry Leadership and High Energy Savings.

“Over the last eight years, our Home Performance team has completed 1,730 residential energy retrofits,” states Chad Ruhoff, Vice President of Energy Services for Neil Kelly Company. “We are committed to helping homeowners reduce their environmental impact and are proud that we’ve prevented an average of 2.7 tons of carbon, per home, per year, from entering the environment.”

“There are many great homeowner incentives, rebates and financing options available, and we enjoy working with The Energy Trust of Oregon, a local sponsor for Home Performance with Energy Start program, to help spread the word.”

About The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) works with private industry, universities and national laboratories to accelerate the development and facilitate deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and market-based solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality. Visit the Building Technologies Office website to learn more about broader efforts to help new and existing homes across the U.S. achieve cost-effective, energy-saving solutions.

About Neil Kelly Company
Neil Kelly Company, the largest residential design-build remodeling firm in the Northwest, helps homeowners care for all aspects of their homes. Services include custom homes, award-winning design-build remodeling, energy upgrades and home repairs big and small.

Neil Kelly is proud to be a certified benefit company (B Corporation) and seeks to be a caring corporate citizen in everything that it does. With five Pacific Northwest locations in Portland, Lake Oswego, Eugene, Bend and Seattle, Neil Kelly is renowned for its innovative design and remodeling services, quality craftsmanship and sustainable building practices. Homeowners are invited to visit Neil Kelly design centers or attend free educational workshops. Visit