US Department of Energy Announces  2016 Housing Innovation Award Winners


hia-zero-home-winner-logo-2016_v1-01The DOE Housing Innovation Awards recognize nation’s top builders on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes

The US Department of Energy has announced that Imery Group has been awarded a 2016 Housing Innovation Award in the Customb Buyer. Grand Winners in each category will be announced at the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, September 27th at the EEBA Excellence in Building Conference in Dallas, Texas.

“Housing Innovation Award winners such as Imery Group are leading a major housing industry transformation to zero energy ready homes.  This level of performance is the home of the future because it improves the way Americans live by substantially reducing or eliminating utility bills, ensuring engineered comfort way beyond traditional homes, protecting health with a comprehensive package of indoor air quality measures, and helping maximize the largest investment of a lifetime,” said Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office.

“These winners are leading the movement to Zero Energy Ready Homes that provide better places for Americans to live, stronger communities, and a more economically and environmentally resilient nation,” said Rashkin.

A  list of the 2016 Housing Innovation Award Winners in the Custom Buyer category is below.  Visit the U.S Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Award’s website to learn more about the awards.

Winning homes can be viewed on the DOE Tour of Zero.


  • Addison Homes, Greer, SC
  • Amaris Homes, Maplewood, MN
  • Charis Homes, North Canton, OH
  • DP Construction, Prattville, AL
  • E2 Homes LLC, Winter Park, FL
  • Greenhill Contracting, Esopus, NY
  • High Performance Homes, Gettysburg, PA
  • Imery & Co, LLC, Athens, GA
  • Insulsteel Building Enclosures, Charleston, SC
  • Knaggs Construction Inc., Kearney, NE
  • Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, Durango, CO
  • TC Legend Homes, Bellingham, WA
  • Paul Torcellini, East Hartford, CT
  • Zero Energy Plans, Coupeville, WA and Pepper Tree Homes, Waitsfield, VT