DOE Announces Winners of 2017 Housing Innovation Awards
The Department of Energy's Housing Innovation Awards recognize the nation's top builders taking housing to the next level through our Zero Energy Ready Home program.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the winners of its 2017 Housing Innovation Awards. This year's winners include 26 homes across five housing categories (Affordable Homes, Multifamily Homes, Production Homes, Custom Homes [Buyers], and Custom Homes [Spec]) and 24 builders from across the country.
"Housing Innovation Award 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 Sam Rashkin, chief architect at DOE's Building Technologies Office. "Zero energy ready homes are designed to provide a whole new level of homeowner experience including ultra-low utility bills, ensured comfort, comprehensive water protection, whole-house fresh air delivery, high-capture filtration, contaminant control, and enhanced durability."
"These 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 Rashkin.
The 2017 winners below as well as winners from previous years can be found at the DOE Tour of Zero.
WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN AFFORDABLE HOMES
United Way of Long Island, Deer Park, New York - Grand Winner
WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN CUSTOM HOMES (FOR BUYER)
Alliance Green Builders, Ramona, California - Grand Winner
WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN CUSTOM HOMES (SPEC)
Amaris Homes, Afton, Minnesota - Grand Winner
Greenhill Contracting, Gardiner, New York - Grand Winner
WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN MULTIFAMILY HOMES
Thrive Home Builders, Lone Tree, Colorado - Grand Winner
WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN PRODUCTION HOMES
Thrive Home Builders, Denver, Colorado - Grand Winner
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