Great Green Home | The Emery by Addison Homes

“Minimizing environmental impact while maximizing home owner value” is one way Addison Homes sums up its construction philosophy. That attitude underscores construction practices at the builder’s Trailside Community in Greenville, South Carolina, where this home won a 2016 Housing Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. 

The award-winning home also earned a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program label, which includes certification to ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor airPLUS program. The DOE program also requires that homes meet the hot water distribution requirements of the EPA’s WaterSense program and the insulation requirements of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code, and have electrical panel space in place for future photovoltaic panel installation. Addison Homes went beyond these requirements to meet the optional certifications of EPA WaterSense for all of the home’s plumbing and irrigation and DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home Quality Management Guidelines, as well as certification to ENERGY STAR Version 3.1. Addison also installed solar photovoltaic shingles that generate more energy than the home uses annually. The home has also achieved an Active House certification (an international label focused on comfort, daylighting, air quality, energy efficiency, and low impact on the environment).

Explore and read more about this home by clicking on the images below.

Project Data:

  • Name: The Emery
  • Location: Greenville, SC
  • Layout: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1 fl + bsmt,  4,551 ft2
  • Climate Zone: IECC 3A, mixed-humid
  • Completion: September 2015
  • Category: Custom for buyer 

Modeled Performance Data:

  • HERS Index: without PV 43, with PV 21
  • Projected Annual Energy Costs: without PV $1,828, with PV $855
  • Projected Annual Energy Cost Savings (vs home built to 2009 IECC): without PV $1,439, with PV $2,412
  • Projected Annual Energy Savings: without PV 13,830 kWh, 81 therms, with PV 23,555 kWh, 81 therms
  • Added Construction Cost: without PV $500, with PV $38,000

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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