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“The community will be unlike any other in the region,” said Brandon De Young, De Young Properties Executive Vice President. “Its green design and energy efficiency features will enable homeowners to achieve extremely low energy bills, to live more comfortably, and to reduce their carbon footprint.”
In order for a home to be labeled Zero Energy, also known in the homebuilding and energy industries as Zero Net Energy, it must be exceptionally energy efficient and designed with the potential to produce as much clean energy as it consumes in a year*.
Each De Young EnVision floorplan is designed as a computer energy model that allows building scientists to optimize home energy consumption and solar production.
The homes use De Young EnergySmartfeatures, such as heat pump water heaters that harvest energy by extracting heat from the ambient air around the unit, a performance sealed attic, advanced framed walls, and ample formaldehyde-free insulation with airtight construction, among other energy efficient features.
The homes also include a solar power system designed with the potential to produce enough energy to bring net annual energy consumption to zero. Once an EnVision Zero Energy home is built, it is up to the energy use choices of each homeowner to achieve optimum results. This simple “production and consumption” formula is guided by sophisticated U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and industry-accepted methodology and energy simulation software to predict a home’s annual energy consumption, as well as calculate how much solar must be installed to produce an equivalent amount of clean energy. Homeowner energy consumption practices are also paramount in achieving Zero Energy status as designed by De Young’s building science team.
“De Young EnVision represents the future of homebuilding. When we constructed our first Zero Electric home in 2011, we knew that was just the beginning of our forward-thinking energy vision,” said De Young. “Our goal has always been to build better homes for our homeowners, the community and the environment. With our extensive team of collaborators, the EnVision community has allowed us to reach that goal by building a Zero Energy community with a call-to-action for what California homebuilders can do now to positively impact generations to come.”
De Young EnVision is located in the highly-acclaimed Sanger Unified School District, providing an opportunity for education excellence. The Clovis Country Shopping Center is just a few minutes away for shopping and daily needs. In addition, Sierra Vista Mall, Clovis Crossing, The Square at Campus Pointe, Old Town Clovis and Wild Water Adventure Park, are a short drive for entertainment and dining options.
Whether for work or play, De Young EnVision’s location provides easy access to Highway 168 for a fast work commute during the week or a weekend family outing. With an easy drive to Pine Flat, Shaver or Huntington lakes, you’ll have the opportunity to create memories to last a lifetime.