Utilizing market available, cost-effective products, systems, and technologies, the VISION House Sussex will highlight next-generation, mainstream green homes that are attainable for working-class American families. The project will be located in Vista Run, a mixed-use, master planned development that offers 300 new homesites and 60 acres reserved for community amenities like walking trails, parkland, and out-lots.


VH Sussex

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About Tim O’Brien Homes  Tim O’Brien Homes is dedicated to building homes where green building is a standard feature and not an option. The company works to continuously improve the sustainability, affordability, and durability of the green homes they offer by focusing on best design and building science practices, renewable energy systems, and advanced technologies that optimize homeowner comfort and wellbeing.


The VISION House Sussex will embrace the following concepts:

Comfort and Energy Efficiency

1” rigid foam insulation on exterior walls over 7/16”OSB

Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation (R-14) in basement box sills

95% high efficiency furnace with digital smart thermostat

Housewrap taped & sealed including all gable ends

1.5” (R 7.5) foam insulation on outside of the full foundation wall

EPA WaterSense® certified plumbing fixtures

Active Sub-Soil Venting System for healthier indoor air

Tested and Certified Green Built Homes

Complete field test performed by a third-party, certified professional

Wisconsin Focus on Energy™ homes exceeding minimum requirements

Green Built Home™ Certification

Erosion control storm water management

Recycle construction debris - glass, metal, card- board, plastic, wood, aluminum

Exterior Features

Box footing drain tile with water-proofing membrane on foundation wall

Reinforcement in foundation footings and walls

Insulated (R-15) exterior door with weather strip- ping and adjustable threshold

Paneled steel, insulated overhead garage door with weather stripping

UV Protected siding

ENERGY STAR® rated windows, low-E, argon filled glass

Interior Features

Large master bedroom suites with walk-in closets

Open-concept floor plans

High quality, sustainable countertop and flooring products

Expansive kitchen island for cooking and entertaining

Shelving systems in kitchen pantry and all bedroom closets

Comprehensive lighting package with LED bulbs

Project Highlights

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VISION House Sussex Floorplan 

Vista Run plat

Vista Run Plat

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