• The average Texas home monthly electric energy bill is $125, or $1500/year                                                                  

  • Your NZH will have a $0 balance yearly between the energy consumed and generated.

  • The standard code complying US home has a HERS (home energy rating sytem) score of 100.                          

  • Your NZH Ready will have a minimum HERS score of 40 (60% more efficient). 

  • EUI=energy usage index, refers to the electric and gas bill used anually. The Average US home has an EUI of 45.                                                                                                                                 

  • Your NZH will have an EUI below 20.

  •  Your NZH will have a resale value between 10-30% more that the average market home 

AdlCL HOMES HERS  (scores and year utilities cost):

BERKSHIRE(4,200 sf)     

  • HERS=45 (55% more efficient)

  • Anual energy cost (electricity+gas)=$2,477/yr. or $206/month

  • EUI=28

HOGAN(3,400 sf)            

  • HERS=42 (58% more efficient)

  • Anual energy cost (electricity+gas)=$2,330/yr. or $194/month

  • EUI=28.5

RADBROOK(8,500 sf)            

  • Targeted HERS=35 (65% more efficient)

  • Final Measured HERS-Score: 41(59% more efficient than a compliant code home)

  • Targeted Anual energy cost (electricity+gas)=$3,200/yr. or $266/month

  • Estimated EUI=25


SANTA BARBARA(4,300 sf)            

  • HERS=39 (61% more efficient)

  • Annual energy cost (electricity+gas)=$1,600/yr. or $133/month

  • Estimated EUI=20

ABODE AT WHITE ROCK LAKE UNITS (2,000 sf)            

  • Targeted HERS=20 (80% more efficient)

  • Targeted Anual energy cost (electricity+gas)=$800/yr. or $66/month

  • Estimated EUI=low 10's


  1. It Begins with the Design.

  2. An affordable Zero Energy Home begins with an integrated Zero Energy Home (ZEH) design that is grounded in a detailed understanding of affordable Zero Energy Home Construction techniques.  

  3. a project team – owner, builder, energy consultant, the landscaper, and designer.

  4. Increased levels of insulation, air tightness, energy efficiency, and solar exposure and proper home site orientation

  5. Address ZEH at the design phase, including exploring the most cost effective options for reaching Net Zero and verifying them through Energy Modeling