Lasting Legacy Award
– Jill Goetz
The Department of Energy recognizes a UA College of Engineering alumnus and Tucson homebuilder for his contributions to environmentally sustainable construction.
John Wesley Miller, an alumnus of the University of Arizona College of Engineering and a pioneer in energy efficiency and green building, has received the 2015 Lasting Legacy Award from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program.
“One of the early adopters of green building, John did much to popularize these techniques and materials with his colleagues in the construction industry,” said Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild upon learning of Miller’s award.
Miller received the Lasting Legacy Award at DOE’s Housing Innovations Awards ceremony on October 6, 2015, in Denver. He is the second person ever to receive it.
“Starting last year, we realized it was time to also recognize the vital role played by builders who have left a lasting legacy and transformed our vision, as well as the way we build and sell high-performance homes,” said DOE chief architect Sam Rashkin in a letter to Miller announcing the award. “These builders took the