DOE Announces 2017 Housing Innovation Awards Winners

Two dozen builders recognized for high-performance home design

By Michael Chamernik | October 3, 2017
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Winners were named in five housing awards categories: Affordable, Multi-Family, Production, Custom for Buyer, and Custom Spec. (Photo: flickr user ccPixs.com)

Twenty-six homes from two dozen builders were recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as winners in the 2017 Housing Innovation Awards, a competition that focuses on high-performance home design.

Winners were named across five housing categories: Affordable, Multi-Family, Production, Custom for Buyer, and Custom Spec. Winning entries meet the technical requirements of DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home program, meaning that the houses produce as much energy as they use. The homes feature renewable energy systems, offer better indoor air quality, and provide long-term durability.

Capstone Homes, Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley, and United Way of Long Island were winners in the Affordable category. Alliance Green Builders, BPC Green Builders, Clifton View Homes, Ferrier Custom Homes, Garden State Modular, High Performance Homes, Imery & Co., SD Jessup Construction, and Mantell-Hecathorn Builders received recognition in the Custom for Buyer category. Winning in the Custom Spec category were Addison Homes, Amaris Homes, BrightLeaf Homes, Charis Homes, Greenhill Contracting, and Thornhill Custom Homes.

Revive Properties and Thrive Home Builders were the two winners for innovation in the Multi-Family category, and they also won awards in the Production category, along with Charles Thomas Homes, Garbett Construction, Health-E Community Enterprise, and Mandalay Homes.

Grand winners for each category will be announced at the 2017 Housing Innovation Awards ceremony, which will take place at the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance’s High Performance Home Summit on Oct. 11 in Atlanta.

This year’s winners that won a Grand award last year are Imery & Co. in the Custom for Buyer category, Mandalay Homes for Production, United Way of Long Island for Affordable, and Revive Properties and Thrive Home Builders for Multi-Family. Mandalay Homes also won the award for most certified homes in 2016.

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