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Green Builder Celebrates our 12th Annual Home of the Year Winners!

Green Builder Media congratulates the winners of our 12th annual Green Home of the Year and Sustainability Awards.  These exceptional projects, products, and people show us how we can solve for a changing climate and establish a sustainable future.

Each year, Green Builder Media’s Home of the Year and Sustainability Awards features the most innovative projects and products in the industry, as well as the people who build, design, and manufacture them.  This year’s winners delight and inspire, showcasing how creative thinking can result in optimized performance, aesthetics, and sustainability.   

Click here to see the awards issue of Green Builder magazine.

Green Builder Media congratulates the following winners:

Sustainability Superhero: Peter Pfeiffer, founding principal of nationally recognized environmental building design firm Barley/Pfeiffer Architecture. Pfeiffer’s four decades of building efficient, beautiful structures appropriate for their climates and locales has made an indelible mark on the industry.

GB-Sustainabilty Awards 2020Sustainable Cities of the Year:

  • Austin, TX for innovative energy programs developed with Austin Energy
  • Santa Fe, NM for outstanding water conservation efforts
  • San Luis Obispo, CA for bold leadership by the City Council and Mayor

Green Innovations of the Year: Nine outstanding building products show how sustainability can be enhanced when cloud-based apps and real-world engineering smarts converge:

  • Rheem ULTRA LOW NOx Gas Furnace
  • Cosmos Healthy Home System by Panasonic
  • LG Multi V 5 Heat Pump System
  • Niagara Nano super-efficient toilet
  • Noritz America NRCR condensing tankless water heater
  • LeakSmart leak detection tool
  • Speck Pumps A91-11 THP priming pool pump
  • AMICO Hydrodry self-draining vented wall system
  • O. Smith Proline Electric Tankless Water Heater

HOTY-12th Annual-logo2020 Green Home of the Year Award Winners By Category

Grand Winner
Monroe Farmhouse, Monroe, Ga.
Builder: Luis Imery, Imery Group

Best Modern Design
Net Zero Retreat, Austin, Texas
Architect/Designer: Alan Barley and Peter Pfeiffer, Barley/Pfeiffer Architecture
Builder: Paul Oliver, Oliver Custom Homes
Landscape Architect: Steve Domigan, SKDLA Landscape Architecture
Interior Design: Sharon Radkovich, Panache Interiors

Mainstream Green
Anacortes Triple Zero Home, Anacortes, Wash.
Architect/Designer: Ted L. Clifton, Zero-Energy Home Plans LLC
Builder: David Wallace, CVH, Inc. dba Clifton View Homes

HOTY Mainstream - Anacortes - featured

Small Footprint Living
House of the Horizon, Lajas, Puerto Rico
Architect/Designer: Abruna & Musgrave, Architects
Builder: Peter Davis Torres, Professional Home Builders

Alternative Building
Palo Alto Apartments, Palo Alto, Calif.
Builder: Greg Koepf, Shell Building Systems
Architect/Designer: David Solnick, Architect
Developer: Prabhas Kejriwal, Sageleaf Forest, LLC

Sustainable Community
Sitka, Seattle Wash.
Architect/Designer: Brian Runberg, Runberg Architecture Group
Builder: Sean Stimac, Exxel Pacific
Developer: Alicia Stedman, Vulcan Real Estate
Landscape Architect: Jason Henry, Berger Partnership PS
Interior Designer: Christiane Pein, Lair Design, LLC

The awards program was judged by architect Nathan Good (last year’s Sustainability Superhero) and esteemed green builders Gene Myers and builder Tim O’Brien.


These standouts represent the best practices, design, products, and ethics of sustainability in the country today. Most importantly, their innovations and commitment to green will no doubt inspire future individuals, companies, and cities to ramp up their commitment to the environment in the coming years.

Download Green Builder’s awards issue here for in-depth articles on all the winners.