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Energy Department Announces 34 Winners of the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today recognized 34 of the nation's leading builders at the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance's Excellence in Building Conference in Dallas, Texas. The winners were selected by a diverse panel of builders, architects, and industry professionals for their outstanding accomplishments in designing and building Zero Energy-Ready Homes.

"Housing Innovation Award winners are leaders in the ongoing transformation of the housing industry as they strive to zero energy-ready homes," said Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect, DOE's Building Technologies Office. "The level of performance we saw from our awardees underscores the importance of building high-efficiency homes of the future. These homes provide Americans with the ability to save money through reduced or eliminated utility bills, engineered comfort, comprehensive health protection, and overall peace-of-mind they are making a smart investment."

The 2016 Housing Innovation Award Winners are listed below:

WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN AFFORDABLE HOMES  

  • Grand Winner: United Way of Long Island, Deer Park, New York
  • Carl Franklin/Green Extreme Homes, Lewisville, Texas
  • Clifton View Homes (CVH) Inc., Coupeville, Washington
  • Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley, Hickory, North Carolina
  • Habitat for Humanity, Grand Traverse Region, Traverse City, Michigan
  • Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Venice, Florida
  • Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Revival Homes, New Hartford, Connecticut
  • Sunroc Builders, Lakeland, Florida

WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN MULTIFAMILY HOMES

  • Grand Winner (tie): Revive Properties and Philgreen Construction, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Grand Winner (tie): Thrive Home Builders, Denver, Colorado
  • AquaZephyr, LLC, Ithaca, New York

WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN PRODUCTION HOMES  

  • Grand Winner: Mandalay Homes, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Greenhill Contracting, Esopus, New York
  • Revive Properties and Philgreen Construction, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Thrive Home Builders, Denver, Colorado

WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN CUSTOM HOMES (For Buyer)

  • Grand Winner: Imery Group, Athens, Georgia
  • Addison Homes, Greer, South Carolina
  • Amaris Homes, Maplewood, Minnesota
  • Charis Homes, North Canton, Ohio
  • DP Construction, Prattville, Alabama
  • E2 Homes LLC, Winter Park, Florida
  • Greenhill Contracting, Esopus, New York
  • High Performance Homes, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Insulsteel Building Enclosures, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Knaggs Construction Inc., Kearney, Nebraska
  • Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, Durango, Colorado
  • Paul Torcellini, East Hartford, Connecticut
  • TC Legend Homes, Bellingham, Washington
  • Zero Energy Plans, Coupeville, Washington and Pepper Tree Homes, Waitsfield, Vermont

WINNERS FOR INNOVATION IN CUSTOM HOMES (Spec)

  • Grand Winner: Dwell Development, Seattle, Washington
  • Addison Homes, Greer, South Carolina
  • BrightLeaf Homes, Brookfield, Illinois
  • Bundle Design Studio, Bellingham, Washington
  • DP Construction, Prattville, Alabama
  • Element Design | Build, Henderson, Nevada
  • Garbett Homes, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Heath E Community Enterprise of Virginia, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Lifestyle Homes, Inc., West Melbourne, Florida

WINNER OF MOST HOMES CERTIFIED

In 2016, Mandalay Homes (Phoenix, Arizona) earned the distinction of building the most homes certified to the rigorous Zero Energy Ready Home specifications. 

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Housing Innovation Awards (HIA) recognizes the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready homes. To learn more about Zero Energy Ready Homes, take a virtual tour of our winners' homes, or read about a whole new level of homeowner satisfaction and proven innovation, view our Tour of Zero website.

To learn more about the DOE Housing Innovation Awards, visit the Housing Innovation Awards website.

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