A Zero Energy Ready Home is the home of the future — a better home — and it is available today.

So what is a Zero Energy Home? A Zero Energy Ready Home works better and lasts better, and can be lived in better, which is why Greenville SC’s trusted zero energy builder, Addison Homes, is committed to certifying projects to this U.S. Department of Energy building standard.

Understanding Zero Energy Home Construction

The US Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home program represents a new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy efficiency, comfort, health, and durability.

Zero Energy Ready Homes are designed to use as little energy as possible, enabling a relatively small renewable energy system (such as solar photovoltaic) to offset some or all of the energy used by the home. These types of homes are sometimes referred to as net zero energy homes, since they often generate as much energy as they consume.

A Zero Energy Ready Home From Addison...


Live in a Healthful Environment: Every Zero Energy Ready Home minimizes dangerous indoor pollutants, provides continuous fresh air, and efficiently filters the air you breathe for outstanding indoor air quality.

Enjoy Increased Comfort: Superior insulation, triple pane windows, air sealing, and space conditioning systems included in a Zero Energy Ready Home surround you with even temperatures, low-humidity, and quiet in every room on every floor.


Advanced Technology: Zero Energy Ready Homes begin with solid building science,  then add advanced technologies and practices from the US Department of Energy's research program, Building America.

Ultra Energy Efficiency: Compared to a typical home, an ultra energy-efficient Zero Energy Ready Home is inexpensive to own. In fact, these homes are so energy efficient that a small solar electric system can easily offset most, or all, of your utility bills.


Quality Built: Zero Energy Ready Homes are built with advanced construction practices and technologies that are enforced by independent verifiers with detailed checklists and prescribed diagnostics.

Durability: Details are incorporated into every Zero Energy Ready Home to ensure that water stays on the outside and that building materials are protected from the elements (and even termites) providing extreme durability.  Every Zero Energy Ready Home provides value that will stand the test of time, meeting — and exceeding — forthcoming code requirements.

Building Zero Energy Ready Homes in Greenville & Beyond

If you are looking to build your forever home with a purpose, a home that costs less to operate, and a home that is safe for you and your family to live in, and a home that will stand the test of time, ask Addison Homes about our HighPerformance home plans. Our designs have won the U.S. Dept of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Homes Housing Innovation Award for three consecutive years, and we can integrate the goals you have for your new home, with a design that meets the rigorous requirements of the Zero Energy Ready Home program. 

Your next home should live better, work better, and last better. Ask Addison Homes about Zero Energy Ready Home designs today. Call 864-848-2667 or get in touch here.