Housing Innovation Awards 

U.S. Department of Energy – August 2018

Housing Innovation Awards

Since 2013, The DOE Housing Innovation Awards have honored the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready homes by recognizing forward-thinking builders who are delivering American homebuyers with a better homeowner experience. Explore these award-winning homes on the Tour of Zero.

The 2018 Housing Innovation Awards will be held at the EEBA High Performance Home Summit in San Diego, California, October 16-18. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Housing Innovation Award Winners are selected for each of five categories and one Grand Winner will be announced from each category at the Housing Innovation Awards ceremony. The five award categories are:

  • Custom Buyer: Custom home built for a specific buyer
  • Custom Spec: Custom home builder on an individual rather than production scale to be sold on speculation rather than pre-ordered by a buyer
  • Production: Homes intended to be reproduced using standard approaches and plans
  • Multifamily: A building with more than two units serving multiple homeowners/ rental groups
  • Affordable: A home built to an affordable price point

For more information on how HIA winners are selected, read our Housing Innovation Awards Policy Fact Sheet.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 HOUSING INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS!

U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of Prestigious 2018 Housing Innovation Awards

WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN AFFORDABLE HOMES

Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Venice, FL

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley, Hickory, NC

Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity, Kalamazoo, MI

United Way of Long Island, Deer Park, NY

Thrive Home Builders, Denver, CO

Mandalay Homes, Prescott, AZ

WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN CUSTOM HOMES (FOR BUYER)

High Performance Homes, Gettysburg, PA

TC Legend Homes, Bellingham, WA

Imery Group, Athens, GA

Ferrier Custom Homes, Fort Worth, TX

Bellingham Bay Builders, Bellingham, WA

WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN CUSTOM HOMES (SPEC)

Addison Homes, Greer, SC

BrightLeaf Homes, Hinsdale, IL

C & B Custom Homes, Cottonwood, AZ

Dwell Development, Seattle, WA

Leading Force, Yakima, WA

Meritage Homes, Orlando, FL

Tim O’Brien Homes, Pewaukee, WI

WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN MULTIFAMILY HOMES

Health-E Community Enterprises of Virginia, Williamsburg, VA

Garbett Construction, Salt Lake City, UT

Revive Properties and Philgreen Construction, Fort Collins, CO

Off The Grid Design, San Rafael, CA

WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN PRODUCTION HOMES

Revive Properties and Philgreen Construction, Fort Collins, CO

Thrive Home Builders, Denver, CO

Mandalay Homes, Prescott, AZ

Garbett Construction, Salt Lake City, UT

Insight Homes, Bridgeville, DE

HONORABLE MENTION

BrightLeaf Homes, Hinsdale, IL (Production)

TC Legend Homes, Bellingham, WA (Affordable)

Capstone Homes, Flagstaff, AZ (Affordable)

Charis Homes, North Canton, OH (Custom Spec)

Clifton View Homes, Coupeville, WA (Custom Buyer)

Davis Signature Homes, Celina, TX (Custom Buyer)

Jan Degenshein, Nyack, NY (Custom Spec)

Kirsten Thoft Architect, Princeton, NJ (Custom Spec)

Sareth Builders, Westlake, OH (Custom Buyer)

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28 August 2018

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