Great Green Home | Invision Zero Home by Addison Homes

Addison Homes of Greer, South Carolina, built the “Invision Zero South Carolina” home to prove to its market that a conventionally styled zero energy home that produces as much electricity as it consumes is not only possible, it’s practical. In the process the company ended up winning a 2016 Housing Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Zero Energy Ready Home program. 

Addison Homes achieved a net zero by incorporating a variety of highperformance products and processes to maximize efficiency—to some 70% beyond code—then adding a solar photovoltaic system capable of generating enough renewable energy to meet the home’s remaining electrical needs.

Read more about this home by clicking on the images below.

Project Data:

  • Name: Invision Zero Home
  • Location: Greenville, SC
  • Layout: 4 bdrm, 3 bath, 2 fl, 2,625 ft2
  • Climate Zone: IECC 3A, mixed-humid
  • Completion: November 2015
  • Category: Custom spec

Modeled Performance Data:

  • HERS Index: without PV 47, with PV 0
  • Projected Annual Energy Costs: without PV $1,417, with PV $134
  • Projected Annual Energy Cost Savings  (vs home built to 2009 IECC): without PV $1,040, with PV $2,323
  • Projected Annual Energy Savings: without PV 9,797 kWh, 85 therms, with PV 22,627 kWh, 85 therms
  • Added Construction Cost: without PV $500 with PV $42,000

The images and information in this gallery were provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. See more great green homes like this one at the DOE Tour of Zero.

Topics: Building Green, GREAT GREEN HOMES

Companies: U.S. Department of Energy

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