With energy costs rising steadily and the increase of dependence on foreign oil, more homeowners are looking for more energy efficient home design.
Light, bright & open! This home offers energy savings, protection from elements & low maintenance. Green living with energy costs rivaling solar homes! This home was designed to blend in with the desert landscape. Energy efficiency and low maintenance are a highly valued assets when living in the hot, sun-baked desert of Arizona. Though conventional home temperatures fluctuate through heating and cooling cycles as the heater and air conditioner turn on and off, this home remains comfortable and cozy with very little cooling expense. Much of the expense of a conventional home comes in the form of what is commonly known as cost of ownership. The exterior of a conventional home must be re-roofed, re-sided, and re-painted with periodic frequency. Underground homes require much less exterior maintenance. Landscaped earth covers the majority of area that would traditionally have to be maintained. Where a conventional home roof and siding must be replaced in 15-20 year cycles, this green-roof construction can remain unmaintained for centuries.