DOE Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

Aug. 18, 2017

Thrive Home Builders won a DOE 2016 Housing Innovation Award for a production home it constructed at Hyland Village.

The Department of Energy's Housing Innovation Awards recognize the nation's top builders taking housing to the next level through the Zero Energy Ready Home program.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the winners of its 2017 Housing Innovation Awards. This year's winners include 26 homes across 5 housing categories (Affordable Homes, Multi-Family Homes, Production Homes, Custom Homes (Buyers), and Custom Homes (Spec)) and 24 builders from across the country.

Grand Winners for each category are selected by a distinguished group of national experts and will be announced at the 2017 Housing Innovation Awards Ceremony. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 11th at the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance's High Performance Home Summit in Atlanta, Georgia.

Homes receive this award by meeting the rigorous technical requirements of DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program. Homes earning this recognition are so energy efficient that they are able to produce as much energy as they use with a small, renewable energy system, such as solar, and offer better indoor air quality and long-term durability.

"Housing Innovation Award winners represent the top 1% of builders across the country who successfully demonstrate they can meet the federal government's most rigorous specifications for high-performance homes," said Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect at DOE's Building Technologies Office. "Zero energy ready homes are designed to provide a whole new level of homeowner experience including ultra-low utility bills, ensured comfort, comprehensive water protection, whole-house fresh air delivery, high-capture filtration, contaminant control, and enhanced durability."

"These winners are leading a national movement to zero energy ready homes, providing better places for Americans to live, stronger communities, and a more economically and environmentally resilient nation," said Rashkin.

A complete list of the 2017 Housing Innovation Award winners is provided below along with the location of the winning homes. Visit the DOE's website to learn more about the awards. Winning homes from previous years can be viewed on the DOE Tour of Zero.

2017 Housing Innovation Award Winners

Winners for Innovation in Affordable Homes

Capstone Homes, Flagstaff, Arizona

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley, Hickory, North Carolina

United Way of Long Island, Huntington Station, New York

Winners for Innovation in Custom Homes (For Buyer)

Alliance Green Builders, Ramona, California

BPC Green Builders, Staatsburg, New York

Clifton View Homes Inc., Anacortes, Washington

Ferrier Custom Homes, Dallas, Texas

Garden State Modular, Lavallette, New Jersey

High Performance Homes, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Imery & Co., Chamblee, Georgia

SD Jessup Construction, Tobaccoville, North Carolina

Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, Durango, Colorado

Winners for Innovation in Custom Homes (Spec)

Addison Homes, Greenville, South Carolina

Amaris Homes, Afton, Minnesota

BrightLeaf Homes, Brookfield, Illinois

Charis Homes, Uniontown, Ohio

Greenhill Contracting, Gardiner, New York

Thornhill Custom Homes, Dallas, Texas

Winners for Innovation in Multi-Family Homes

Revive Properties, Fort Collins, Colorado

Thrive Home Builders, Lone Tree, Colorado

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


Topics: Building Green, Certification / LEED, Energy Audits, Energy & Environmental Building Alliance, Energy Star, Going Green, GREAT GREEN HOMES, Home Design & Plans, Sustainable Communities

Companies: EEBA, U.S. Department of Energy


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