Reimagining Home: The Shift Toward Sustainable Living

Reimagining Home: The Shift Toward Sustainable Living

Homebuilders like Beazer Homes are revolutionizing the market with cutting-edge, high-performance homes that cater to the modern demand for sustainability and increased energy efficiency.

The world is changing, and so too is the residential building stock. Prospective homebuyers are pushing for affordable, high-performance, energy-efficient homes that drastically surpass the operational performance of their grandparents' first homes.

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There is a marked shift towards sustainable housing options. Major events like COVID-19 and the transition to working from home, coupled with the rise in electric vehicle (EV) ownership and the need for at-home charging, have led builders to modernize and redesign homes to address the evolving needs of homeowners.

Sara Gutterman, CEO of Green Builder Media, met with Justin Anderson, VP of Operations at Beazer Homes, to discuss Beazer’s commitment to building the next generation of energy-efficient, Zero Energy Ready Homes (ZERH) and the anticipated features of the VISION House Las Vegas project.

Beazer is thrilled to expand their lineup of Zero Energy Ready communities in the Las Vegas market. Showcasing cutting-edge sustainable amenities such as solar power, an advanced energy recovery ventilation (ERV) system, and superior wall insulation.

Anderson is excited “knowing that Beazer builds homes that the sun can provide power for on a solar array that is much smaller than the roof.”

This is in contrast to existing homes, where achieving substantial energy savings through solar power often means covering the entire roof and then some, akin to investing in a solar field in your own backyard. Even for many new homes, fully offsetting energy consumption still requires covering the entire roof with solar panels.

Cadence, the 61-home Zero Energy Ready community in Henderson, NV, will host the VISION House Las Vegas project. Prospective homebuyers can tour either the standard model home to explore its amenities and get a glimpse of what to expect with the houses, or they can visit the VISION House, showcasing the future of high-performance, sustainable homes equipped with the latest technology.

It’s an opportunity for the public to witness firsthand how high-performance, sustainable homes can be affordable and decrease the overall cost of homeownership.

Anderson notes that “one of the neatest things is having people understand it’s not just your mortgage payment. It’s also the overall cost of ownership such as electrical bills and maintenance costs. We built a house that’s beyond code, it’s efficient, and it’s going to be here for the long haul.”

More and more homebuyers are willing to pay the higher upfront costs of a sustainable home if it means they can enjoy the long-term financial and health benefits of living in a net-zero, high-performance, healthy, connected, solar-plus-storage powered home. 

Want to learn more about the shift towards sustainable housing and the VISION House Las Vegas project? Check out the interview here!