Real life results and statistics from our home owner clients:

5,900 sqft home, 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath

2 adults, 1 infant
Temperature setting: 72 winter; 68 summer
$35,000 tax credit – $1,500 annual homeowners insurance

Annual total energy cost with connection fee: $1,500

Previous residence: 2 bedroom apartment approximate total energy cost: $2,000


3,200 sqft home, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath

2 adults, 2 children
Temperature setting: 72 winter; 72 summer
$29,000 tax credit – $1,000 home owners insurance

Annual energy cost with connection fee approximately: $600

Previous residence: 2000 sqft home approximate annual energy costs: $4,000 – $5000

Testimonial:

We found our Zero Net energy home while searching for a new house. After speaking to the neighbors, who owned Zero Net energy homes, and meeting Anthony Aebi, the builder, and learning how these homes functioned, we were sold. The craftsmanship and pride Anthony puts in these houses is second to none, and he is always available for questions or to fix a problem. We have been in our home 2 years now and it’s been incredible having virtually no energy costs, and with no maintenance, the system is set up so simply, it runs itself. The multi-thousand dollar rebate is quite the gift also! I don’t know why anyone would buy an existing or new home without checking out Anthony’s houses first.

Glen Landrum, Home Owner

2,400 sqft home, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath

2 adults
Temperature setting: 67 winter; 72 summer
$30,000 tax credit (approximate) – $824 home owners insurance

Annual total energy cost with connection fee approximately: $288 (connection fee)
plus $100 rebate check from Central Hudson

No previous home costs (first home)

Testimonial:

My experience with Net Zero Energy homes started with a drive through Green Acres in 2009.  I was immediately curious as the concept seemed “too good to be true”.  Even if it did turn out to be “real”, I believed it would never be my reality as it was beyond my price range.  Long story short, I’ve been in a Net Zero Energy home now for three years and have sold back my surplus of energy each year I have been here.  The home is remarkable and my wife and I could not be happier with it.  Further investigation in 2009 revealed a simple and an efficent technology inside the home that does cost more up front, but pays you back over time like any worthwhile investment.

Ryan Dannemann, Second resident of Green Acres

3,000 sqft home, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath

1 adult, 2 children
Temperature setting: 69 winter; 76 summer
Tax credit: $22,456 in 2009; $1,500 in 2010 (federal energy upgrade)

Annual energy cost with connection fee approximately: -$150
(typical yearly payment from Central Hudson)

Previous energy cost (approximate): $3,500 – $4,000

Testimonial:

I couldn’t be more pleased with the way my Anthony-Aebi-built home has performed. I’ve now achieved Zero-Energy (and then some) for the past 4.5 years running. The home stays quite comfortable all year round, and I haven’t had a single issue with my systems. Added to this, Anthony is very personally invested in the performance of the homes, always asking how things are going and checking in. You can’t go wrong working with him, I assure you.

David Shepler, Home Owner

As of April 2013, I have lived in my Anthony Aebi-built home for four years, and I could not be more satisfied. Not only did the home live up to the zero energy promise (I received $175 this year from Central Hudson and no energy bills since I moved in!), but I have been able to see on a daily basis the quality of Anthony’s craftmanship. My home feels beautiful and durable inside and out. Oh, and here’s a little secret he probably wouldn’t want me to share…Anthony takes such pride in his homes that he stops by frequently to check up and even takes it upon himself to fix little things he notices. It’s like buying a home with a hassle-free, lifetime warranty! Now I don’t know if he’ll be able to do this for every home he builds here, but I can imagine him trying.

David Shepler, First resident of Green Acres

2,600 sqft home, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath

2 adults, 2 children
Temperature setting: 69 winter, 74 summer
$30,000 tax credit – $800 home owners insurance

Annual energy cost with connection fee: $500

Previous energy cost: Approximately $4,000 (for 2009, but the price of propane has risen considerably since that time)

Testimonial:

The home that Anthony built for us is great. It holds its heat incredibly well during the winter, yet there are plenty of windows that allow for natural lighting.

Jacob Lawrence, Home Owner

2,200 sqft home, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath

2 adults
Temperature setting: 69 winter; 75 summer
Tax credit: $22,224 (does not include NYSERDA year end tax credit) – $605 home owners insurance

Annual energy cost with connection fee: -$66

Previous energy cost: 2 bedroom apartment $1,200 a year

Testimonial:

It’s one of our highest priorities to be responsible to our environment and living Net-Zero is one of the best ways to do it. This is not just an investment in our future, but in our community, nation and world’s future. We do it because it’s the right thing to do. Our legacy of humanity will not exist if we don’t act responsibly, now! Even better, the economic by-product for us is that our costs are fixed because we paid for them up front when we built our home. The whims of the world energy market do not affect the cash flow for our family. We need to invest collectively in those opportunities to lower the economies of scale so that all may benefit from this technology. Our world depends on it.

Jeff Sweeny, Home Owner