Welcome to Your Zero Energy Ready Home
Once upon a time…
new homes too often missed opportunities to leverage advanced technology for superior energy efficiency and performance.
the owners of these homes experienced high utility bills, comfort problems, hidden health risks, and added maintenance costs.
a group of leading home builders decided to build advanced technology homes that met rigorous U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Guidelines.
Because of that…
homebuyers started to experience ultra-low or no utility bills along with superior comfort, health, and durability.
Because of that…
more and more homebuyers asked for Zero Energy Ready Homes.
Zero Energy Ready Homes became available for homeowners like you to enjoy for a lifetime.
Florida Green Construction is a Florida Certified Master Builder
The home experts would choose
Housing is probably the most overwhelming consumer purchase of a lifetime because it’s so costly and complex. When our nation’s leading high-performance home experts are asked what home they would choose, they show a predominant preference for Zero Energy Ready Home. Thus, this is a story about feeling great making the home choice recommended by the most educated homebuyers. They understand the seven complete systems included in each Zero Energy Ready Home deliver compelling value, better performance, and substantial energy and operational cost savings. Now it’s time to enjoy a whole new living experience.
High-Performance Thermal Enclosure
use advanced technology to keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer while brightening your living space all year long.
provides a complete thermal blanket that snugly surrounds your home in comfort and quiet.
Comprehensive Draft Protection
is like wrapping your house in money with much lower heating and cooling bills while also blocking annoying dust, pollen, pests, noise, and moisture.
Whole-House Water Protection
Buying a home is often the largest investment most of us will ever make. Thus, it is not surprising that damage from weather and moisture is one of a homeowner’s biggest concerns. Since there is one shot at getting critical details right during construction, your home includes leading expert recommended best practices for comprehensive water protection inside and out.
includes a comprehensive water barrier system that provides peace-of-mind your home is protected from roof to foundation.
Interior Moisture Control
provides maximum protection indoors in areas exposed to water with careful selection of materials and construction details.
High-Performance Comfort System
Comfort is about more than just a thermostat set-point and a basic ‘HVAC system.’ It’s about even temperatures and moisture control from room-to-room and ﬂoor-to-ﬂoor. It’s about being able to enjoy your entire home year-round.
employs advanced technology and higher-quality components and controls to deliver lower heating and cooling bills.
ensures your comfort system contractor is quality assured and their work is independently checked to industry standards.
Interior Comfort Delivery System
locates heating and cooling ducts inside the thermal enclosure—instead of excessively hot or cold attics and crawl spaces—for superior comfort and energy.
With a high-performance enclosure and substantially reduced heating and cooling requirements, the components inside your home will consume more than half your energy use. That’s why advanced technology that saves energy and works better is provided throughout your home.
High-Efficiency Water Heating
saves energy, time waiting for hot water, and 1,000’s of gallons of wasted water down the drain.
work better, and often provide significant energy and water savings.
delivers great color, lasts for years, and saves substantial energy.
High-Efficiency Exhaust Fans
not only save energy, but you can hardly hear them as they more effectively remove moisture and odors.
Whole-House Health Protection
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that on average indoor air contains 2 to 5 times more contaminants than outdoor air. That’s why your home includes a comprehensive indoor air quality system.
uses materials that minimize or eliminate dangerous chemicals and includes features that block moisture, dust, pollen, and pests from entering your home.
Fresh Air System
ensures adequate outdoor air to dilute residual contaminants from construction, furnishings, and normal use of your home.
High-Capture Filtration Technology
effectively removes particles associated with respiratory problems ﬂowing through the lungs of your home - your heating and cooling ducts.
Whole-House Health Protection
Every Zero Energy Ready Home is so energy eﬃcient it can oﬀset all or most annual energy consumption with renewable energy. That’s why homes without solar are typically built so a solar electric system can be easily added whenever you are ready.
includes a built-in path to run wiring from the attic to your electric panel so solar panels can be easily connected with minimal cost and disruption.
means you can avoid $1,000’s of expense to obtain engineering calculations needed to document adequate roof framing strength.
ensures you have adequate space and electric panel circuit breakers to install the critical components of a complete solar electric system.
Enhanced Quality Assurance
Every Zero Energy Ready Home comes with added peace-of-mind that your largest investment of a lifetime was held to industry-leading quality standards.
means a home energy rating professional evaluated your plans, inspected construction practices, completed detailed checklists, and performed diagnostic testing to ensure performance.
means your home is fully certiﬁed to meet three prominent high-performance home programs:
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home; ENERGY STAR Certified Home; EPA Indoor airPLUS