Great Green Home | 5th Street Deep Rehab by Carl Franklin Homes & Green Extreme Homes

It was a hot summer day in August, but over 100 kids from local elementary schools stood outside waving American flags along 5th Street in Garland, Texas, to welcome veteran Leo Perez and his family to their new home. After suffering an injury in Afghanistan, Perez was unable to work fulltime and had few hopes of owning a home. But with the help of the non-profit community development corporation Green Extreme Homes (GEH), for-profit builder Carl Franklin Homes, and multiple volunteer groups, the Perez family now owns a completely refurbished 1953 vintage home. The home was renovated to the high energy efficiency and performance standards of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program, which means the family will be able to live comfortably in their home with lower energy and water bills.

The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program requires homes to meet all of the requirements of ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3.0 and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor airPLUS program, as well as the hot water distribution requirements of the EPA’s WaterSense program and the insulation requirements of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. In addition, homes are required to have solar electric panels installed or, at a minimum, have the conduit and electrical panel space in place for future PV installation.

Read more about this home by clicking on the images below.

Project Data:

  • Name: 5th Street Deep Rehab
  • Location: Garland, TX
  • Layout: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1 fl, 1,108 ft2
  • Climate Zone: IECC 3A, hot-humid
  • Completion: November 2015
  • Category: Affordable

Modeled Performance Data:

  • HERS Index: without PV 58
  • Projected Annual Energy Costs: without PV $1,633
  • Projected Annual Energy Cost Savings (vs home built to 2009 IECC): without PV $570
  • Projected Annual Energy Savings: without PV 4,755 kWh
  • Added Construction Cost: without PV $18,000

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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