The Zero Energy Homes


Leading The Way

Design Build LLC has received preliminary site plan approval for two homes we will be designing and building as a  Zero Energy Ready partner with the United States Department of Energy.

Zero Energy Ready“ZER” homes are ultra-comfortable, healthy, quiet, sustainable homes that are affordable to live in. They are regular homes tied to the "grid" that are so well insulated, and sealed, well designed and energy efficient that they produce as much renewable energy as they consume over the course of a year, leaving the occupants with a net zero energy bill, and a carbon-free home. 

A First in Pennsylvania.    

ZER involves combining varieties of solutions to match the homeowner, lifestyle and site to the building technologies and construction expertise needed.   Some of them are "smart home" solutions that tech savvy buyers want, some are building technologies and the intensive testing to assure they achieve the desired performance.   This will be one of the first ZER qualified projects in the state of Pennsylvania.   

The project was enthusiastically received by the Planning Commission.   Our goal is to spread the word about the project beyond the local area, believing there are folks that will really want to be a part of this project.  More details about the homes will come soon.