Green Builder Media announces the winners of their 10th annual Green Home of the Year Awards. This year’s victors delight and inspire.

The winners of Green Builder Media’s 10th annual Green Home of the Year Awards include sustainable, innovative, and beautiful projects that showcase creative applications of pioneering green products, advanced technologies, renewable energy, building science best practices, and forward-thinking design strategies.

Judges Kim Shanahan (Executive Officer of the Santa Fe Home Builders Association), Jennifer Beaman (Owner of Pippin Home Designs), and Ari Rapport (Strategic Relationship Manager at IBACOS) selected the winners based on overall sustainability, resiliency, synergy with the environment and surrounding neighborhood, affordability, creativity, and depth of building science employed.

While all of the projects that were submitted had interesting features, a few of the winners stand out.

Contemporary Urban Infill Excellence

The Best Contemporary winner, a net-zero energy home in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood, was designed by esteemed Dwell Development.  The high performance, airtight home boasts an open floorplan, fluid spaces, clean lines, and abundant natural light, as well as a HERS Index score of 0.

The home features all LED lighting and electric power, efficient appliances, a solar thermal system (for water heating) and an air-to-water heat pump (for space heating and cooling.)

Click here to read more about these and other Home of the Year award winners.

Congratulations again to all of the winners!  May your projects inspire others to push the boundaries when it comes to designing and building innovative, beautiful green homes.