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“We like … the use of solar to offset power costs.”

DOE Tour of Zero: Solar Residence by e2 Homes infographic: Winter Park, FL; e2homes.com. 4,305 square feet, HERS -7, -$10 average monthly energy bill, $3,500 annual savings, $149,000 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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"DOE Zero Energy Ready Home takes advantage of new technologies and materials [like aerated concrete walls] to have a more efficiently operating home, with less maintenance .… We like the indirect daylight throughout the house, the use of solar to offset power costs, the ability to reuse the rainwater. We have an outdoor shower in the master bath to keep humidity out of the house. We have less maintenance in the yard since we have drought-tolerant plants and no grass."

– e2 Homes homeowner

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DOE Tour of Zero: Solar Residence by e2 Homes floorplans.