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Since 2013, The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Housing Innovation Awards (HIA) has recognized the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready homes.  The Housing Innovation Awards recognize forward-thinking builders for delivering American homebuyers with the home of the future, today. Explore these award winning homes on the Tour of Zero.

The 2017 Housing Innovation Awards ceremony were held at the EEBA High Performance Home Summit in Atlanta, GA. The winners and grand winners are listed below, as well as the location of the award winning home. The 2017 HIAs featured five award categories:

  • 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
  • Production: Homes intended to be reproduced using standard approaches and plans
  • Multifamily: A building with two or more units serving multiple homeowners/rental groups
  • Affordable: A home built to an affordable price point

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

For more information on the application process for the Housing Innovation Awards click here. You can also view our 2017 Housing Innovation Award Application Webinar

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 HOUSING INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS!

Press Release: U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of Prestigious Housing Innovation Awards

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 MULTI-FAMILY 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 Enterprise, 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