Great Green Home | Preston Haven by Thornhill Custom Homes

Great Green Home | Preston Haven by Thornhill Custom Homes

Thornhill Custom Homes built this 6,471-square-foot custom home in Dallas, Texas, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

See how new luxury town homes beat Utah's tough energy code

See how new luxury town homes beat Utah's tough energy code

This is one of the first projects completed under Utah’s latest energy conservation codes that require a layer of exterior insulation.

Why are these green homes 96% better than other houses?

Why are these green homes 96% better than other houses?

Each home was tested by an independent third party energy rater to develop a HERS Index score.

Great Green Home | The Danielle by High Performance Homes

Great Green Home | The Danielle by High Performance Homes

High Performance Homes built this 3,748-square-foot custom home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Go behind the scenes of the first Passive House in Texas

Go behind the scenes of the first Passive House in Texas

Electricity use averaged $1 per day, even with the air conditioning set at 71 degrees.

Great Green Home | The Elizabeth Plan by Garbett Construction

Great Green Home | The Elizabeth Plan by Garbett Construction

Garbett Construction built this 5,211-square-foot production home in Salt Lake, Utah to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Great Green Home | The Aspen by Charis Homes

Great Green Home | The Aspen by Charis Homes

Charis Homes built this 4,734-square-foot custom home in North Canton, Ohio, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Actually, This Net Zero Home Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Actually, This Net Zero Home Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Settled in the old Seattle neighborhood amidst 100-year-old craftsman style homes, the 3-story, 2,117 square-foot contemporary home stands out as a testament to maximum efficiency.

Green Home Becomes 2nd Living Certified House in the World

Green Home Becomes 2nd Living Certified House in the World

They have succeeded in creating a home that will still be standing 200 years from now and will still be regenerative to the surrounding ecosystem.

Great Green Home | Clinton Colonial by BPC Green Builders

Great Green Home | Clinton Colonial by BPC Green Builders

BPC Green Builders built this 4,711-square-foot custom home in Clinton, Connecticut, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Great Green Home | Presidio in the Pines by Capstone Homes

Great Green Home | Presidio in the Pines by Capstone Homes

Capstone Homes built this 2,196-square-foot affordable home in Greenville, South Carolina, to the high performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program.

Great Green Home | Hickory Ridge by Greenhill Contracting Inc.

Great Green Home | Hickory Ridge by Greenhill Contracting Inc.

Nearly 10 years ago, homeowners of one of the first zero energy homes in the country posed the question, “Why isn’t every home built this way?” While many are still pondering that question, builder Anthony Aebi of Greenhill Contracting in Esopus, New York, is doing his part to make sure more homes are built that way.

Great Green Home | Port Hadlock by Clifton View Homes

Great Green Home | Port Hadlock by Clifton View Homes

Builder Ted Clifton, who constructs custom zero energy homes on Whidbey Island in western Washington state, has two homes recognized with U.S. Department of Energy Housing Innovation Awards.

Great Green Home | Lakeside Luxury by Charles Thomas Homes

Great Green Home | Lakeside Luxury by Charles Thomas Homes

During the recession, while other builders were cutting corners to cut costs, Charles Thomas Homes decided on a different approach; energy-efficient homes that might cost a little more but would provide a lot more in terms of performance.

Great Green Home | Courtyard Rows by Thrive Home Builders

Great Green Home | Courtyard Rows by Thrive Home Builders

With the Courtyard Rows townhomes at RidgeGate, Thrive is also the first builder in Colorado to offer net zero energy construction in a townhome community.

Luxury Floating Home Designed for Durability

Luxury Floating Home Designed for Durability

Exterior materials were chosen for longevity and ease of maintenance.

Great Green Home | Afton Model by Amaris Homes

Great Green Home | Afton Model by Amaris Homes

Few builders are bold enough to offer even a one-year guarantee on their homes. Raymond Pruban of Amaris Homes offered a 10-year guarantee on his model home in Afton, Minnesota, promising that it would be a net zero energy performer, producing as much energy as its occupants used each year, for 10 years.

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

With more than two years of measured occupancy to date, the home unquestionably provides exceptional energy performance, consuming 70 percent less energy than a code-built house.

Great Green Home | Casa Aguila by Alliance Green Builders

Great Green Home | Casa Aguila by Alliance Green Builders

They say every man’s home is his castle. This single-story stucco-and-glass house atop a hill above California’s San Pasqual Valley may not look very castle-like, but the home was built with a host of features that make it a veritable fortress against wildfires.

Two High Performance Homes Rise in Seattle Infill Neighborhood

Two High Performance Homes Rise in Seattle Infill Neighborhood

Two new industrial-modern style homes are just steps away from a popular area of artists, artisans, and manufacturers.

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