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 delivering American homebuyers with a better homeowner experience. The 2023 Housing Innovation Award winners were honored at an awards ceremony and dinner during the EEBA High Performance Home Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read the full DOE press release on the 2023 winners here.
Take a virtual tour of past Housing Innovation Award winners on the DOE Tour of Zero!
2023 Housing Innovation Grand Award Winners
Off the Shelf Award– Awarded to the builder who best leverages readily available, off the shelf materials and systems to achieve advanced building science results.
Blazing the Trail Award– Awarded to the builder with the most innovative use of technologies, materials, sensors, automation, and advanced controls to optimize performance of the home.
Class is in Session Award – Awarded to the builder who demonstrates excellent use of building for educational outreach and to inform the building industry, the homebuyer, and the public and/or local community about DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes.
Decarbon Copy Award – Awarded to the builder whose innovative approach to decarbonization in Zero Energy Ready Homes produces the most replicability and predictability in results.
The Total Package Award – Awarded to the builder who scored the highest across all award categories showing well-rounded achievement in ZERH.
ZERH Champion Award – Awarded to the builder with the most DOE Zero Energy Ready one- and two- family homes built in the past year.
2023 Housing Innovation Award Winners
2023 Special Honors