Great Green Home | The Julia Plan by Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley takes great pride in building high performance homes that are not only affordable to purchase, but also affordable to operate and maintain. 

“We believe that affordability and sustainability go hand-in-hand,” said Derek Ross, Construction Supervisor for Catawba Valley Habitat for Humanity, in explaining why his affiliate has made a commitment to build all of its future homes to the high-performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. 

The affiliate constructed its first home to the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home criteria at its Northstone site in Hickory, North Carolina, and has plans to build 18 more certified homes at the site. Read more about their home by clicking on the images below.

Project Data:

  • Name: The Julia Plan
  • Location: Hickory, NC
  • Layout: 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 1 fl, 1,340 ft2
  • Climate Zone: IECC 4A, mixed-humid
  • Completion: February 2016
  • Category: Affordable 

Modeled Performance Data:

  • HERS Index: without PV 44
  • Projected Annual Energy Costs: without PV $838
  • Projected Annual Energy Cost Savings (vs home built to 2009 IECC): without  PV $791
  • Projected Annual Energy Savings: without PV 8,785 kWh
  • Added Construction Cost: without  PV $6,000

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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