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Mid-Atlantic model tops for energy

Mid-Atlantic Builders, of Rockville, has won the Maryland Building Industry Association Environmental Award for Most Energy Efficient New Home. The Mid-Atlantic Builders Modena model received a Home Energy Rating System Index of 53, meaning that it is 47 percent more efficient than the standard new home. The average HERS score in the metro Washington area is a 70. The HERS Index was developed by the nonprofit Residential Energy Services Network, and a lower score indicates higher energy efficiency.