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Builders and architects design houses of all kinds in this country, but given a chance to create homes for themselves, what do you think they would build?

One example is under way right now. Follow along on this site as the personal home of C.R. Herro, VP Innovation from Meritage Homes, goes from the conceptual idea of recreating the feeling of his grandparents’ house, through the choices made for high performance and design, and culminating with a stunning sustainable net-zero masterpiece, ready for vibrant living.

This show home project brings together the greatest minds in the building industry to redefine what it means to build green homes in today’s marketplace. The home will serve as a simple, replicable application of innovative design, progressive building science, and thoughtful green building that professionals and homeowners can follow throughout the nation.

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Webinar: VISION House Seattle Cascades - A Template for Sustainable Design and Construction

VHSC Webinar ThumbnailHerro and McGee discuss the building science, sustainable design, and green building features of the VISION House Seattle Cascades.  The off-grid, net-positive, healthy home optimizes demand-side energy management and incorporates of the most advanced green building products, systems, and technologies available on the market today. Click Thumbnail to play.



Meet the Experts

HerroCR HerroAs EVP Operations for Bettr Homes, C.R. Herro leads Business Innovation, which combines design, efficiency, sustainability, and new technologies to establish a new standard in home building that provides better comfort, healthier air, and costs less to own and operate.

C.R. has spent 20 years within Fortune 500 companies driving innovation and supporting change management. He is on the RESNET ANSI Standard Development Committee, technical committee for the Leading Builders of America, and is an active member in the Housing Innovation Alliance. C.R. speaks nationally to advance the industry, regulations, and associated stakeholders in adopting credible improvements to the function, performance, and value of new homes.

C.R. earned a Bachelor's of Science at Arizona State University in Physical and Life Science, Master's in Environmental Science from Governors State, Master's in Environmental Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and a Master's in Philosophy from Arizona State University.

Ron headshot 300x300Ron Jones: Internationally renowned as one of the pioneers of the green building movement, Jones has been a national award-winning green builder for over 30 years. He enjoys a distinguished record of industry service and advocacy at local, state, national and international levels, participating in the development of numbers green building codes, programs, standards, and national policy. He is President of Green Builder Media, the leading media company in North America focused on green building and sustainable living.



McGeeStace McGee: Stace McGee has been helping clients design their dream buildings for 20 years. McGee uses his expertise in building science to integrate systems, ensuring that buildings perform to their maximum potential. He is the Founder of Environmental Dynamics, a nationally acclaimed architecture firm that provides architectural and design service throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Asian markets. A passionate advocate for green building and USGBC faculty member and LEED Fellow, he regularly presents at national and international events.

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