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"This is the first home I've lived in that hasn't cost me an arm and a leg to heat during the winter. … Our lives are healthier.”

DOE Tour of Zero: Dominica Way by Amaris Homes infographic, Maplewood, MN; minnesotagreenhomebuilders.com. 3,716 square feet, HERS score 13, $60 average monthly energy bill, $1,900 annual savings, $74,000 saved in the first 30 years.
Key features list: High-performance insulation system for enhanced quiet and comfort, comprehensive draft protection, fresh air system for cleaner indoor air, high-efficiency comfort system, energy-efficient appliances and advanced lighting technology for
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"I've been living in the frosty Midwest for over 35 years, and this is the first home I've lived in that hasn't cost me an arm and a leg to heat during the winter.  With our 12-kW rooftop PV system we generate far more electricity than we use. Our lives are healthier owing to the great effort the builders have gone to to eliminate or minimize harmful materials during construction."

-- Homeowner

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DOE Tour of Zero: Dominica Way by Amaris Homes floorplans.