South Alabama’s First Certified Zero Energy Ready Home

National Award Winning & First FORTIFIED™ Gold and Zero Energy Ready Home

DOE Zero Energy Ready
IndoorAir Plus
Energy Star

Project Type: New Construction, Residential
Location: Fairhope, AL
Role: Architect
Builder: Scott Norman
Home Energy Rater: Keen Living

Photos by: Summer Ennis Interiors, LLC

This residence is the first known project to achieve Zero Energy Ready Certification and FORTIFIED™ Gold, but homeowners didn’t start out looking for this honor. When they approached WATERSHED they wanted to make sure their home was designed to be environmentally sound, but durability, and quality were also top of mind. The third party inspections required by Zero Energy Ready certification provided assurance that both the building envelope and the systems were built to the same high level of quality that they knew to expect from their contractor’s carpentry and finishes.

Energy conservation measures in their new home will save the homeowners almost $20,000 over the next 20 years, and prevent 4.2 Tons of Carbon Dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere, each year.

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