Earlier this month at the EEBA High Performance Home Summit, the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program had the pleasure of honoring 24 of the nation’s leading builders with the 2017 Housing Innovation Awards. These awards not only recognize these builders for their incredible homes, but also their leadership.
"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 home owner experience, including ultra-low utility bills, ensured comfort, comprehensive water protection, whole-house fresh air delivery, high-capture filtration, contaminant control, and enhanced durability."
Four Washington builders took home honorable mentions this year:
- Bellingham Bay Builders, Bellingham, Washington
- Clifton View Homes Inc., Coupeville, Washington
- Dwell Development, Seattle, Washington
- TC Legend, Bellingham, Washington
Read more about these builders on the DOE Tour of Zero Website.