U.S. Department of Energy Announces 2018 Housing Innovation Award Grand Winners

October 16, 2018

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Zero Energy Ready Home logo, with 2018 Housing Innovation Award winner designation.

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes Grand Winners of the 2018 Housing Innovation Awards at the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s High Performance Home Summit in San Diego, California. Grand Winners represent the top entries from each of the six award categories previously announced by DOE, including: Affordable Homes (Nonprofit), Affordable Homes (For Profit), Multifamily Homes, Production Homes, Custom Homes (For Buyer), and Custom Homes (Spec). Winning builders provide substantial energy savings, total comfort, healthy living, peace-of-mind moisture protection, enhanced quality assurance, and future-ready construction.

“Housing Innovation Award Grand Winners are providing better homes, contributing to stronger communities and a more economically and environmentally resilient nation,” said Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Since 2013, the DOE Housing Innovation Awards have honored the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready homes by recognizing builders delivering American homebuyers a superior homeowner experience. Grand Winners include: 

  • Grand Winner for Innovation in Affordable Homes (For Profit):
    Thrive Home Builders, Denver Colorado
  • Grand Winner for Innovation in Affordable Homes (Nonprofit):
    Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Grand Winner for Innovation in Custom Homes (For Buyer):
    High Performance Homes, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Grand Winner for Innovation in Custom Homes (Spec):
    Dwell Development, Seattle, Washington
  • Grand Winner for Innovation in Multifamily Homes:
    Revive Properties and Philgreen Construction, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Grand Winner for Innovation in Production Homes:
    Thrive Home Builders, Denver, Colorado
  • Winner for Most Homes Certified:
    Thrive Home Builders, Denver, Colorado

A complete list of the 2018 Housing Innovation Award Winners can be found on DOE’s website. View winning homes from previous years on the DOE Tour of Zero.