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 2021 Housing Innovation Awards ceremony will be held  in conjunction with the EEBA High Performance Home Summit, September 14th-16th in Denver, CO. It has yet to be determined whether the awards ceremony will be an in-person, virtual, or hybrid event and more information will follow as we get further into the 2021 awards season. 

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
  • Attached Homes
  • Custom Homes for Buyer 
  • Custom Homes on Spec
  • Multi-Family Homes
  • Production Homes

Applications are now open!

To learn more about how to apply, visit the 2021 Housing Innovation Awards webpage. 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 were held this year as part of the EEBA High-Performance Home Summit. Congratulations to our Winners and Grand Winners. Click the links below to view the Tour of Zero profiles of these award-winning homes!

Winners in Affordable Homes (Single Family Detached)
Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County (FL)
Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity (CT) - Grand Winner
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) - Grand Winner

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

Winners in Custom Homes for Buyer (> 3000 Square Feet)
BPC Green Builders (CT)
Charis Homes (OH)
Mantell-Hecathorn Builders (CO) - Grand Winner
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) - Grand Winner

Winners in Custom Homes on Spec 
Amaris Homes (MN) - Grand Winner
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) - Grand Winner
Insight Homes (DE)
Mandalay Homes (AZ)

Winner Most Homes

Insight Homes (DE)