2017 Housing Innovation Award Winners

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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

Capstone Homes, Flagstaff, Arizona

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley, Hickory, North Carolina

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

BPC Green Builders, Wilton, Connecticut

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)

Addison Homes, Greenville, South Carolina 

Amaris Homes, Afton, Minnesota - Grand Winner

BrightLeaf Homes, Brookfield, Illinois

Charis Homes, Uniontown, Ohio

Greenhill Contracting, Gardiner, New York - Grand Winner

Thornhill Custom Homes, Dallas, Texas

WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN MULTIFAMILY HOMES

Revive Properties, Fort Collins, Colorado

Thrive Home Builders, Lone Tree, Colorado - Grand Winner

WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN PRODUCTION HOMES

Charles Thomas Homes, Omaha, Nebraska

Garbett Construction, Sandy, Utah

Health-E Community Enterprises of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

Mandalay Homes, Prescott, Arizona

Revive Properties, Fort Collins, Colorado

Thrive Home Builders, Denver, Colorado - Grand Winner

MOST HOMES IN A YEAR 

Mandalay Homes, Prescott, Arizona

HONORABLE MENTION

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