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Tri-Cities Construction Company Named Small Builder of the Year by Energy Star

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PASCO, Wash-- Mediterranean Villas in West Pasco, developed by a company called Devoted Builders, are very unique town homes because they are 100 percent Energy Star qualified.

Energy Star means they were built with energy efficient products that help reduce green house gas emissions. Those features are why Devoted Builders won the award.

The family owned company has built more than 50 certified homes. The Energy Star program honored the owner on Saturday.

"It feels good, it really does. I've been working with Energy Star and the Department of Energy. It's one of my passions, trying to become a better builder," said Fred Giacci, owner of Devoted Builders.

Giacci says some of the perks of owning one of the town homes is saving on your power and gas bills. Each home is also equipped with Energy Star appliances.

The program was started by the Environmental Protection Agency and partnered with the Department of Energy. 

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