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How do you build a Net Zero Energy home?

TerraWise Homes specializes in building energy efficient homes.  Adding energy efficiency to a home is a matter of using smart building techniques.  We can build a Net Zero Energy home by using the proper building materials as well as adding features that not only are low in energy consumption but also may add to our energy pool such as photovoltaic solar panels designed into the roofing and heat exchange water heaters.  There are many methods we use.  Here is a graphic to show some of these.

TerraWise Homes Energy Saving Features in the Net Zero Energy Home - The Springfield 2035.

TerraWise Homes Energy Saving Features in the Net Zero Energy Home – The Springfield 2035.

Jacksonville homebuilders team up for 200-plus development in Oceanway neighborhood by Jacksonville Business Journal

Jacksonville homebuilders team up for 200-plus development in Oceanway neighborhood

Jan 6, 2015, 3:10pm EST Updated: Jan 7, 2015, 8:36am EST

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TerraWise Homes has teamed up with local homebuilders Dostie Homes and D.S. Ware Homes for a 200-plus lot community development project in the Oceanway neighborhood.

Cedarbrook, a 57-acre development, will be located on the Northside, near the River City Marketplace and Jacksonville International Airport. The community will offer a variety of architectural styles, including energy efficient homesites.

Construction on the first phase of the project, which includes streets and infrastructure, has recently been completed, with 70 lots laid out.

Two of the three model homes are under construction and slated to be finished within about a month, said David Shacter, president of TerraWise, an energy efficient homebuilder with developments primarily in Springfield. A TerraWise model home is expected to be complete this spring.

TerraWise started nearly two years ago, purchasing old home lots in Springfield and rebuilding them into energy-efficient homes. The company has four homes finished and three under construction all within walking distance of each other on the east side of Main Street.

Homes will range from 1,800 square feet to over 3,000 square feet with prices starting at $200,000s to $400,000s.

Development costs are estimated at $50 to $60 million.

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Energy-efficient homebuilder TerraWise finds a home in Springfield by Jacksonville Business Journal

Energy-efficient homebuilder TerraWise finds a home in Springfield

Mar 6, 2015, 6:00am EST
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TerraWise Homes Inc., an energy-efficient homebuilder with developments primarily in Springfield, started nearly two years ago, buying old houses in the historic district and rebuilding them into energy-efficient homes.

David Shacter, president of TerraWise Homes, said that when he first started the business, he looked at several neighborhoods on the Westside before he decided, “Springfield was the perfect match.”

“Springfield has a really tight-knit community, and the residents look out for each other here,” Shacter said. “We’ve never had anything stolen from a job site here. We built a home on the Westside last year and …

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