Great Green Home | Glendale by Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity

With its cheerful red siding, white trim, broad front porch, and simple one-story design, the high-performance home constructed by Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity in suburban Kalamazoo, Michigan, has a quaint, “prairie schoolhouse” look to it, but it’s what’s inside that matters most. Unique advanced framing details and a blanket of rigid foam in the walls, plus advanced heating, lighting, and ventilation equipment, make this affordable home one of the most high performing new homes in the country and helped the Habitat affiliate earn a 2016 Housing Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program.

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

Project Data:

  • Name: Glendale
  • Location: Kalamazoo, MI
  • Layout: 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 1 fl, 1,120 ft2
  • Climate Zone: IECC 5A, mixed-humid
  • Completion: May 2016
  • Category: Affordable 

Modeled Performance Data:

  • HERS Index: without PV 46
  • Projected Annual Energy Costs: without PV $858
  • Projected Annual Energy Cost Savings (vs home built to 2009 IECC): without  PV $741
  • Projected Annual Energy Savings: without PV 2,138 kWh, 417 CCF
  • Added Construction Cost: without  PV +4-6%

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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