Insight Homes, headquartered in Bridgeville, DE, is proud to announce that they have received a 2018 Housing Innovation Award (HIA) from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Awards were recently presented at the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance High-Performance Home Summit in San Diego, California, October 16-18. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Housing Innovation Award Winners were selected for each of five categories. Insight Homes received an HIA in the Innovation in Production Building category.
"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 homeowner experience including ultra-low utility bills, ensured comfort, comprehensive water protection, whole-house fresh air delivery, high-capture filtration, contaminant control, and enhanced durability."
"These winners are leading a national movement to zero energy ready homes, providing better places for Americans to live, stronger communities, and a more economically and environmentally resilient nation," said Rashkin.
In addition to building ZERO Energy Ready Homes certified by the U.S. Department of Energy, Insight Homes was also named Green Home Builder of the Year in 2017 by Green Home Builder Magazine and a Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner.
“Receiving the HIA in the Production category is a great honor for the team at Insight Homes and shows the commitment we've had over the last 10 years to building better homes,” said Insight Homes Director of Operations, Kevin Brozyna. “We've worked hard to educate the local industry and market about the benefits of Zero Energy Ready home building. With this award having a national audience, Insight is excited to share our best practices and lessons learned with a broader network and help to continue our mission of making high-performance housing achievable for everyone.”
"Our team is extraordinarily proud of this accomplishment,” said Insight Homes President, Rob Elliott. “This year was especially competitive with stronger applicants and a more limited number of awards than any prior year."
Insight Homes is currently building homes in twenty communities in the Sussex County, Delaware and Worcester County, Maryland areas. With several new communities in the works, Insight Homes hopes to spread their passion for energy efficiency to even more homeowners in the very near future.