Housing Innovation Awards Wrap-Up

Posted by Stacy Hunt on October 17, 2017
Housing Innovation Awards Wrap-Up

Earlier this month at the EEBA High Performance Home Summit, the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program had the pleasure of honoring 24 of the nation’s leading builders with the 2017 Housing Innovation Awards. These awards not only recognize these builders for their incredible homes, but also their leadership. “Housing Innovation Award winners are leading a national movement to Zero Energy Ready Homes, providing better places for Americans to live, stronger communities, and a more economically and environmentally resilient nation," said Sam Rashkin, chief architect at DOE's Building Technologies Office.

“These winners represent the top 1% of builders across the country who successfully demonstrate they can meet the federal government's most rigorous specifications for high-performance homes," said Rashkin. "Zero Energy Ready Homes are designed to provide a whole new level of home owner experience, including ultra-low utility bills, ensured comfort, comprehensive water protection, whole-house fresh air delivery, high-capture filtration, contaminant control, and enhanced durability."

The 2017 awards year was the most competitive yet, resulting in 26 award winning homes and honoring 11 other applications with “Honorable Mention” status. All Housing Innovation Award winners and Honorable Mention awardees now have their homes featured on the DOE Tour of Zero for you to learn more about these incredible homes. Winners were chosen from 5 categories, with a Grand Winner selected for each. Below is a lists of all winners and grand winners as well as a list of honorable mentions awardees with links to their Tour of Zero profiles.

Winners for Innovation in Affordable Homes

Grand Winner: United Way of Long Island, Deer Park, New York

Capstone Homes, Flagstaff, Arizona

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley, Hickory, North Carolina


Winners for Innovation in Custom Homes (For Buyer)

Grand Winner: Alliance Green Builders, Ramona, California

BPC Green Builders, Wilton, New York

Clifton View Homes Inc., Coupeville, Washington

Ferrier Custom Homes, Fort Worth, Texas

Garden State Modular, Lavallette, New Jersey

High Performance Homes, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Imery & Co., Athens, Georgia

SD Jessup Construction, Pilot Mountain, North Carolina

Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, Durango, Colorado


Winners for Innovation in Custom Homes (Spec)

Grand Winner: Amaris Homes, Maplewood, Minnesota

Grand Winner: Greenhill Contracting, New Paltz, New York

Addison Homes, Greenville, South Carolina

BrightLeaf Homes, Brookfield, Illinois

Charis Homes, North Canton, Ohio

Thornhill Custom Homes, Dallas, Texas


Winners for Innovation in Multi-Family Homes

Grand Winner: Thrive Home Builders, Denver, Colorado

Revive Properties and Philgreen Construction, Fort Collins, Colorado


Winners for Innovation in Production Homes

Grand Winner: Thrive Home Builders, Denver, Colorado

Charles Thomas Homes, Omaha, Nebraska

Garbett Construction, Salt Lake City, Utah

Health-E Community Enterprises of Virginia, Williamsburg, Virginia

Mandalay Homes, Prescott, Arizona

Revive Properties and Philgreen Construction, Fort Collins, Colorado


Honorable Mentions

Bellingham Bay Builders, Bellingham, Washington

Celebration Green Design, Guilford, Connecticut

Clifton View Homes Inc., Coupeville, Washington

Dwell Development, Seattle, Washington

E2 Homes, Maitland, Florida

Greenhill Contracting, New Paltz, New York

Insulsteel Constructors, Charleston, South Carolina

SK Collaborative, Decatur, Georgia

TC Legend, Bellingham, Washington

Passive Dwellings, Hillsdale, New York

Unity Homes Inc., Walpole, New Hampshire

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