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North Texas Zero Energy Home










(This house reported 34 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)


  • To produce a home that demonstrates that you can live in a more environmentally responsible manner while also enjoying greater comfort than most new homes offer today.
  • To partner with the US Department of Energy "Building America" home building program to encourage homeowners and builders to live and build in a more fiscally and environmentally sensible manner.
Zero Energy Home


  • Location: Frisco, Texas
  • Climate Zone: Hot-Humid
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2004
  • Setting: suburban
  • Energy Source: - solar - natural gas - grid electric
  • Layout: Single-Family; 4 bedroom; Attached garage
  • Lot Size: Unknown
  • Square Footage: 3817
  • Sales Market: Middle-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: Unknown


Jim Sargent, Project Manager
AndersonSargent Custom Builder LP
- Builder

Phone: (972) 617 9897
Email: jim@ascbuilder.com

Jim has been building high performing homes for over 30 years. He is recognized as an EEBA Master Builder by the Energy and Environmental Building Association. www.eeba.org


  • Dallas Parade of Homes   Overall Favorite & Best Interior Design & Decorate   2004
  • Building America , Frisco, Texas


The Building America North Texas Zero Energy Home is systems-engineered to achieve a quality home, that works-safe, comfortable, healthy, efficient, and is easy to own and operate. Systems-Engineering is a fancy term for coordinated, comprehensive high performance. Cars are a familiar example of systems-engineering the engine, the transmission, the brakes, the chassis are all matched in design and operation, to work as a system. It means the same for and we should expect the same of our homes. The building shell, the windows, the HVAC, the hot water, the electrical are designed and constructed recognizing the impacts these systems have on each other and, ultimately, on home performance.

Builders constructed this home with all it's unique features on a fast-paced schedule to meet the Parade of Homes deadline. It proved to be worth the effort. This home has achieved a 100% reduction of utility bills with 63 solar panels complemented by a tight building envelope. The occupants are still comfortable due to appropriate fresh air intake and ventilation design. Materials used in the construction included by-products of industry and other recycled materials, while maintenance was reduced with high-durability. Water and energy efficient appliances also complement the renewable energy and xeriscape designs of the home and yard.

PEX Hydronic Heating System

Screened Porch for Added Space

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