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Housing Innovation Awards

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The U.S. Department of Energy's Housing Innovation Awards recognize the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready homes.  The 2014 Housing Innovation Awards ceremony was held on September 23, 2014, at EEBA’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, MO. 

The awards recognized 28 industry leaders from the Building Technologies Office DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (formerly DOE Challenge Home) program and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.



The 2014 Housing Innovation Awards Winners

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Leading Builders

The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Leading Builders awards are presented to builders who are changing the way homes are designed and constructed. Zero energy ready homes represent a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability. Only a select group of the top builders in the country meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified by Energy Department guidelines. Meet the Judges.  Winners are listed below

Custom Builder Awards

Production Builder Awards

Affordable Builder Awards

Zero Energy Ready Leadership

Lifetime Achievement

  • Jerry Wade, Artistic Homes, Albuquerque, NM


Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Participating Contractors

The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Participating Contractors awards are presented to participating contractors who have demonstrated innovative business practices that mark them as leaders among their peers. They exhibit outstanding professionalism, build strong customer relationships and apply building science solutions to improve homes. Only contractors that take part in rigorous training, apply the whole-house approach, adhere to program requirements, and continuously improve their workmanship through quality assurance measures can engage with Home Performance with ENERGY STAR as participating contractors.

2013 Housing Innovation Awards Winners