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2019 Housing Innovation Award Winners at the EEBA Summit in Denver, Colorado.

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. Explore these award-winning homes on the Tour of Zero.

The 2020 Housing Innovation Awards ceremony will be held virtually and in conjunction with the EEBA Virtual High Performance Home Summit, September 29-October 9.

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Housing Innovation Award winners are selected for each of seven categories and one Grand Winner will be announced from each categories at the Housing Innovation Awards ceremony. This year's award categories are: 

  • Affordable Homes (Single Family Detached)
  • Affordable Homes (Multifamily)
  • Attached Homes
  • Custom Homes for Buyer (> 3,000 SF)
  • Custom Homes for Buyer (< 3,000 SF)
  • Custom Homes on Spec
  • Production Homes

For more information on how HIA winners are selected, read our Housing Innovation Awards Policy Fact Sheet.

Congratulations to the 2020 Housing Innovation Award Winners!

The 2020 Housing Innovation Awards ceremony will be held this year as part of the EEBA Virtual High-Performance Home Summit. One Grand Winner will be announced in each category, from the list of winners below, as well as a Grand Award for the Most Homes Certified. This will be followed by a panel discussion with the Grand Award Winners to explore insights into how they are best preparing for an uncertain future. 

Winners in Affordable Homes (Single Family Detached)
Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County (FL)
Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity (CT)
Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity (MA)

Winners in Affordable Homes (Multifamily)
Housing Authority of San Buenaventura (CA)
Mutual Housing California (CA)
United Way of Long Island (NY)

Winners in Attached Homes
Alter Eco (PA)
Brightleaf Homes (IL)
Thrive Home Builders (CO)

Winners in Custom Homes for Buyer (> 3000 Square Feet)
BPC Green Builders (CT)
Charis Homes (OH)
Mantell-Hecathorn Builders (CO)
S.D. Jessup Construction (NC)
Sustainable 9 Design + Build (MN)
Zero Net Now (NY)

Winners in Custom Homes for Buyer (< 3000 Square Feet)
Bellingham Bay Builders (WA)
Ferrier Custom Homes (TX)
Leading Force (WA)
P3 Builder Group (NY)
TC Legend Homes (WA)

Winners in Custom Homes on Spec 
Amaris Homes (MN)
C&B Custom Homes (AZ)
Dwell Development (WA)
Green Phoenix Development (MA)
Tim O’Brien Homes (WI)

Winners in Production Homes
Garbett Homes (UT)
Healthy Communities (VA)
Insight Homes (DE)
Mandalay Homes (AZ)