SecurityNational Mortgage Company was recently recognized for loan innovation at the 2016 Green Business Awards.

The event honors the best green practices and efforts in the state, recognizing companies, communities and individuals who are making strides in environmental sustainability.

As an award recipient, Security National was recognized as a top mortgage lender for providing loan options for High-Performance or Net-Zero homes. The company was profiled in the recent issue of Utah Business magazine and honored at a luncheon at the Grand America Hotel.

Green homes are becoming the building standard of the future. These high-performance homes self-generate all or most of the power they consume with upgrades such as; solar panels, rainwater harvesting, high-performance building materials, electric vehicle infrastructure, gray water recovery, geo-thermal heating/cooling, wind power systems, and more.

"The challenge with high-performance homes has been properly recognizing green upgrades and being able to include upgrade costs into the value of a home," said David Bollard, National Director of Marketing at SecurityNational Mortgage Company.

Loan officers from Security National help to ease or eliminate some of those challenges through green premium mortgages. The company has systems that help consumers get recognition for these type of upgrades.

"Home owners want eco-friendly solutions and energy efficiency is the way of the future. We believe SecurityNational Mortgage has their finger on the pulse and we want to be that top-tier mortgage lender," said Bollard.