Habitat Catawba Valley Wins National Department of Energy Housing Innovation Award

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley is thrilled to have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for Innovation in Affordable Homes.

They 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 in September. 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.

Energy Award"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 for Innovation in Affordable Homes are:

  • 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

Pictured:  Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley Construction Manager Derek Ross accepts the DOE Housing Innovation Award at a recent ceremony in Dallas, Texas.