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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exterior materials were chosen for longevity and ease of maintenance.
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.
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.
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 new industrial-modern style homes are just steps away from a popular area of artists, artisans, and manufacturers.
To fulfill a “healthy housing for all” vision, United Way began constructing homes to meet the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home program in 2014, and has certified five homes so far, including this one.
The Habitat for Humanity, Grand Traverse Region has an inspiring vision for its Depot Neighborhood begun in Traverse City, Michigan - to build each of the community’s single-family homes to be truly affordable homes that harvest and produce all the energy they need over the course of a year.
Originating from a production home, the French Country architectural design was customized according to the homeowner’s desires.
“Minimizing environmental impact while maximizing home owner value” is one way Addison Homes sums up its construction philosophy.
With its cheerful red siding, white trim, broad front porch, and simple one-story design, the high-performance home constructed by Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity in suburban Kalamazoo, Michigan, has a quaint, “prairie schoolhouse” look to it, but it’s what’s inside that matters most.
The Modern Architecture + Design Society brings its Modern Home Tour back to Vancouver for the 5th year in a row.