The Construction of green homes throughout the U.S. is at an all-time high. Home builders are recognizing that buyers want eco-friendly homes that waste less and conserve more, and they’re meeting the demand.
Many builders are constructing homes that far exceed current efficiency standards through better construction practices and by using high quality products and materials.
In some communities, builders are achieving greater efficiency by offering solar panel packages as upgrades. VIP Homes, Elliott Homes & Shea Homes are three examples of Arizona home builders offering such packages; below are details about these solar homes in Arizona.
Solar Homes in Queen Creek, AZ
Nauvoo Station is a VIP Homes neighborhood located in Queen Creek, Arizona. Homes in this community are Energy Star certified and at least 50% more efficient than the national model energy code. There are 7 available floor plans offering 2 – 5 bedrooms, 2 – 3.5 bathrooms, 2, 3 and 4-car garages and up to 3,909 square feet of living space. 4 floor plans are available with an optional basement. These solar homes for sale in Queen Creek are priced from the $140s.
VIP Homes’ solar packages start at $12,000, or buyer’s can choose to participate in the home builder’s lease program, which has some attractive benefits.
Green features in homes at Nauvoo Station: 2×6 construction insulated with blown-in cellulose (R-24 value), cathedralized attic insulation (R-38 value), 90% efficiency gas furnaces, low-E vinyl framed windows, 14-SEER Trane a/c system
Solar Homes in Laveen, AZ
The Estates Series at Riverwalk is an Elliott Homes’ neighborhood located in Laveen, Arizona near Phoenix. This community of single-story ranch style residences offers floor plans with 3 – 4 bedrooms, 2 – 2.5 bathrooms and up to 2,466 square feet of living space. These Laveen homes are Energy Star and SRP powerwise qualified, built on large homesites, and priced from the $160s.
Elliott Homes’ solar package is available for $16,000; SRP estimates that the upgrade will save the homeowner nearly 60% on their energy costs.
Green features in homes at The Estates Series at Riverwalk: dual flush toilets, radiant barrier roof sheathing, tankless water heaters, Trane AC units, Low “E” Vinyl Windows, Monier energy efficient roof systems, WaterSense approved faucets, LED and CFL lighting, and low water use front yard landscaping.
Solar Homes in Gilbert, AZ
SPACES at Seville is a Shea Homes neighborhood of modern residences in Gilbert, Arizona. This community features 7 attractive floor plans ranging from 1,460 to 2,288 square feet with up to 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. These one and two-story homes in Gilbert are Energy Star qualified and SRP Powerwise rated and range from the $190s to the $230s.
Solar panel packages and tankless water heaters are optional upgrades.
Green features in homes at SPACES at Seville: stainless steel efficient kitchen appliances, rechargeable ports for electric vehicles, CFL and LED lighting, Low-E dual pane insulated vinyl windows, TechShield® radiant barrier roof sheathing, blown in cellulose and foam insulation in the walls, Solatubes (natural interior lighting), dual flush toilets and WeatherTRAK irrigation system
More Solar Home Communities
Lyons Gate in Gilbert, AZ – Meritage Homes from the $170s
Terraza at Villago Casa Grande, AZ – Beazer Homes from the $120s
*The above information was gathered from each builder’s website and is considered accurate and reliable. However, things change, so please contact each home builder for the most up-to-date information about their home availability and pricing. This informational article was not sponsored by any home builder.