Are you ready for a home that lives better, works better and lasts better? The home of the future – a better home – is available today! See for yourself at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Tour of Zero, a virtual walk through homes that are so efficient a renewable energy system can offset all or most of their annual energy consumption.
These featured homes — constructed by a select group of the nation’s top builders — are independently certified to meet the DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) standard for energy savings, comfort, health and durability.
Four Addison Homes projects are spotlighted on the Tour of Zero:
Willow Creek Home – a brick traditional designed for energy-efficiency, comfort and durability. Located in a popular golf course community, this beautiful home offers built-in benefits including healthier indoor air, significantly lower utility bills and fewer maintenance expenses for years to come.
Cobblestone Home – a brick-and-stone beauty that’s a balance of form and function. The owners requested an elegant design in keeping with the neighborhood’s upscale aesthetics, but that’s not all – they wanted their beautiful home to be beautifully sustainable, too. So we blended traditional style with all the smarts of a high performance home. It won a 2015 Housing Innovation Award.
InVision Zero SC – Trailside’s model home and winner of a 2016 Housing Innovation Award. As the first mainstream Zero Energy home in Greenville, it models a vision of sustainable construction that’s attractive, affordable and attainable. Built for maximized efficiency – achieved via the Zero Energy Ready Home program – this home incorporates solar shingles as a renewable energy system capable of generating as much electricity as its residents consume.
Trailside Emery Home – a light-filled home based on our popular Emery plan. This 2016 Housing Innovation Award-winner is located in Trailside, Greenville’s first all-solar community where every new home qualifies for the ZERH label. It’s only the second project in the Southeast to achieve Active House certification – a European designation of optimal daylighting, indoor air quality and resource efficiency. (Trailside’s model home was the first.)