Equitable Access & Affordability

We are focused on creating high-performance homes that consider the total cost of homeownership, specifically addressing the areas of efficiency, durability, health, and wealth.

High Performance Homes

Increasing performance in these four key areas boosts value while also reducing risk to all stakeholders.

Efficiency

Turning monthly expenses into monthly investments.

  • Enables homeowner to “afford” a more valuable home
  • Efficient homes smooth out monthly energy costs
  • Homes are designed to maximize shoulder seasons
  • Efficient homes have a higher appraised value

Resilience

Increasing building resilience helps expect the unexpected.

  • Increasing resilience helps protect the asset
  • Reduces cost of annual maintenance and repairs
  • Leverages insurance incentives to reduce annual premiums
  • Reduces displacement time due to a disaster

Wellness

Long-term prevention begins with a healthful home.

  • Building assemblies address material toxicity and air quality
  • Safety, security, and accessibility all impact mental health
  • Homes are designed for thermal health and human comfort
  • Active design and aging in place are key design factors
  • Demonstrated wellness outcomes increase home value

Community

Homeownership is essential to financial stability and wealth building.

  • Homeownership provides stability and security
  • The home is considered an investable asset
  • Over time, equity increases financial leverage
  • Local construction increases workforce capacity
  • Homes titled as real property appreciate in value