Great Green Home | Casa Aguila by Alliance Green Builders

They say every man’s home is his castle. The elegant single-story stucco-and-glass house atop a hill above Ramona, California’s San Pasqual Valley may not look very castle-like, but the home was built with a host of features that make it a veritable fortress against wildfires, the common enemy of southern California home owners.

Stucco and concrete walls, stone and tile ground covering, metal roofing and posts, high-impact windows, energy-efficient construction, on-site wind and solar power generation and storage, and on-site water collection and recycling systems are among the many fire- and outage-resistant features Alliance Green Builders incorporated into the project. For energy efficiency, the builders certified the home to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home criteria. 

Explore this home and read more about its products and systems by clicking on the images below.

Project Data:

  • Name: Casa Aguila
  • Location: Ramona, CA
  • Layout: 4 bdrm, 5 bath, 1 fl, no bsmt, 3,129 ft2
  • Climate Zone: IECC 3B, hot-dry
  • Completion: April 2016
  • Category: Custom for buyer 

Modeled Performance Data:

  • CA Energy Design Rating: without PV  43 CA EDR, with PV and batteries -92  CA EDR
  • Projected Annual Energy Costs: without PV $1,000, with PV $-9,900
  • Projected Annual Energy Cost Savings  (vs typical new homes): without PV $1,400, with PV $11,700
  • Projected Annual Energy Savings: without PV 9,800 kWh, with PV  64,500 kWh
  • Added Construction Cost: without PV $150,000, with PV $319,000

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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