About the Project
Imagine a world in which the average American family can affordably and comfortably live in a green home. The home is optimized for performance and it includes the most efficient features, materials, and technologies available on the market, without sacrificing style or increasing the cost of ownership. The homeowner can rest assured that the home is safe, healthy, and durable, and that energy and maintenance costs will be much lower than a conventional home. The home is a part of a sustainable community that carefully addresses the specific ecological concerns of the surrounding natural environment and appropriately mirrors adjacent historical buildings.
In conjunction with green building champions John Wesley Miller and Ron Jones, Green Builder Media introduces the next innovative project in its VISION House® Series: the VISION House Tucson, located in the nationally acclaimed neighborhood of Armory Park del Sol in Tucson, AZ.
About Armory Park del Sol
For more than a decade, Armory Park del Sol has offered attractive, net zero-energy homes to American families. The colorful community, comprised of more than ninety single-family homes, embodies sustainable development, embracing elements such as proper orientation, solar power generation, walking paths and parks, and proximity to schools, theaters, restaurants and other amenities of downtown Tucson. Inspired by the historic Armory Park, all the homes in Armory Park del Sol feature eye catching arches and large porches, replicating the look and feel of the nearby traditional Southwestern style homes. On average, homeowners at Armory Park del Sol pay only $300 per year to heat and cool their homes. Additionally, Armory Park homes use less than half the water of a standard Tucson home.