Great Green Home | Sonny Boy Lane by Insulsteel Building Enclosures

When a rare tornado touched down on Johns Island on the coast of South Carolina, all of the homes in its path sustained considerable damage except for one–a two-story, 3,756-ft² custom home built by Insulsteel of South Carolina, LLC, to the criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home program. In addition to the home's resiliency and durability, its performance was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Housing Innovation Awards. Click on the images below to read more about this home.

Project Data:

  • Name: Sonny Boy Lane House
  • Location: Johns Island, SC 
  • Layout: 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 2 fl, 3,756 ft2
  • Climate Zone: IECC 3A, hot-humid
  • Completion: April 2016
  • Category: Custom

Modeled Performance Data:

  • HERS Index: without PV 50, with PV 12
  • Projected Annual Energy Costs: without PV $2,347, with PV $643
  • Projected Annual Energy Cost Savings (vs home built to 2012 IECC): without PV $2,348, with PV $4,042
  • Projected Annual Energy Savings: without PV 18,174 kWh, with PV 38,329 kWh
  • Added Construction Cost: without PV $35,000, with PV $40,000

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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