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The Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Awards recognize nation’s top builders on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) presented the 2018 Housing Innovation Awards to 23 of the nation's leading builders at the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance's High Performance Home Summit in San Diego, California.  Overall, 27 award-winning homes were selected from five categories: Affordable Homes, Multi-Family Homes, Production Homes, Custom Homes (Buyers), and Custom Homes (Spec).  Winning builders provide substantial energy savings, total comfort, healthy living, peace-of-mind moisture protection, enhanced quality assurance, and future-ready construction.

"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.  "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. 

-Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect at DOE's Building Technologies Office 



Sam Rashkin presenting the award to our very own Jeremiah Butler

A complete list of the 2018 Housing Innovation Award Winners is below. Visit the U.S Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Award’s website to learn more about the awards. You can view the award winning homes from previous years on the DOE Tour of Zero.


2018 Housing Innovation Award Winners:

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

United Way of Long Island, Deer Park, NY

Thrive Home Builders, Denver, CO

Mandalay Homes, Prescott, AZ

Winners for Innovation in Custom Homes (For Buyer)

High Performance Homes, Gettysburg, PA

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 (Specs)

Addison Homes, Greer, SC

BrightLeaf Homes, Hinsdale, IL

C & B Custom Homes, Cottonwood, AZ

Dwell Development, Seattle, WA

Leading Force, Yakima, WA

Meritage Homes, Orlando, FL

Tim O’Brien Homes, Pewaukee, WI

Winners for Innovation in Multi-Family Homes

Health-E Community Enterprises of Virginia, Williamsburg, VA

Garbett Construction, Salt Lake City, UT

Revive Properties and Philgreen Construction, Fort Collins, CO

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

Mandalay Homes, Prescott, AZ

Garbett Construction, Salt Lake City, UT

Insight Homes, Bridgeville, DE

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