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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 who are delivering American homebuyers with a better homeowner experience. Explore these award-winning homes on the Tour of Zero.

The 2019 Housing Innovation Awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 1st at the EEBA High Performance Home Summit in Denver, Colorado.  Our esteemed panel of judges will select winners in each of the five award categories, as well as one Grand Winner for each category. The Grand Winners will be announced at the Housing Innovation Awards Ceremony in Denver.  For 2019, our five award categories include: 

  • Affordable: A home built to an affordable price point that includes income-eligibility requirements for owners and/or occupants
  • Custom Buyer: Custom home built for a specific buyer
  • Custom Spec: Custom home builder on an individual rather than production scale to be sold on speculation rather than pre-ordered by a buyer
  • Multifamily: A building with more than two units serving multiple homeowners/ rental groups.
  • Production: Homes intended to be reproduced using standard approaches and plans. Note: Builder must have certified at least 15 DOE ZERH since June 2018
2018 hia awards in san diego
2018 Housing Innovation Award Winners in San Diego, CA

Applications for the Housing Innovation Awards are now live and available in your Partner Profile or by downloading here. Completed applications, along with required documentation and photographs, must be submitted through your Partner Profile and are due no later June 14th at 5PM EST.  For more information on how to successfully apply for the awards, please view our 2019 HIA Application Process webinar

Visit the official 2019 Housing Innovation Awards page for more important information. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 HOUSING INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS!

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WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN AFFORDABLE HOMES

Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Venice, FL

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley, Hickory, NC

Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity, Kalamazoo, MI- Grand Winner (Non-Profit)

United Way of Long Island, Deer Park, NY

Thrive Home Builders, Denver, CO- Grand Winner (For Profit)

Mandalay Homes, Prescott, AZ

WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN CUSTOM HOMES (FOR BUYER)

High Performance Homes, Gettysburg, PA- (Grand Winner)

TC Legend Homes, Bellingham, WA

Imery Group, Athens, GA

Ferrier Custom Homes, Fort Worth, TX

Bellingham Bay Builders, Bellingham, WA

WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN CUSTOM HOMES (SPEC)

Addison Homes, Greer, SC

BrightLeaf Homes, Hinsdale, IL

C & B Custom Homes, Cottonwood, AZ

Dwell Development, Seattle, WA- (Grand Winner)

Leading Force, Yakima, WA

Meritage Homes, Orlando, FL

Tim O’Brien Homes, Pewaukee, WI

WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN MULTIFAMILY HOMES

Health-E Community Enterprises of Virginia, Williamsburg, VA

Garbett Construction, Salt Lake City, UT

Revive Properties and Philgreen Construction, Fort Collins, CO- Grand Winner

Off The Grid Design, San Rafael, CA

WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN PRODUCTION HOMES

Revive Properties and Philgreen Construction, Fort Collins, CO

Thrive Home Builders, Denver, CO- Grand Winner

Mandalay Homes, Prescott, AZ

Garbett Construction, Salt Lake City, UT

Insight Homes, Bridgeville, DE

HONORABLE MENTION

BrightLeaf Homes, Hinsdale, IL (Production)

TC Legend Homes, Bellingham, WA (Affordable)

Capstone Homes, Flagstaff, AZ (Affordable)

Charis Homes, North Canton, OH (Custom Spec)

Clifton View Homes, Coupeville, WA (Custom Buyer)

Davis Signature Homes, Celina, TX (Custom Buyer)

Jan Degenshein, Nyack, NY (Custom Spec)

Kirsten Thoft Architect, Princeton, NJ (Custom Spec)

Sareth Builders, Westlake, OH (Custom Buyer)

 

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