Avignon Luxury Homes Pleasanton – A “Zero Net Energy Homes” Community Built by Centex Homes was one of the first “green” community in Pleasanton of its kind. This luxury neighborhood’s builder, Centex Homes, began building in 2006. The project included building 32-custom homes exuding energy efficiency. The homes were built in a manner projecting a savings of up to 70% in energy bills and, at that time, thought to possibly get a Federal tax credit of $2000. According to Builder/Architect, June 6, Vol.12 No.6 article, the California energy codes were surpassed by 25% beyond the requirements set forth. To name a few of the many features meeting or exceeding the standards for these homes:
SunTiles from PowerLight – These tiles are created to blend with almost any roof line.
Solar electric was a standard feature at the time of building and was not charged as a premium to the buyer.
Attic insulation of R-49 material & above garage insulation of R-30 material.
Anderson 400 Series HP Windows, and so much more.
At completion, the homes were inspected by either CalCerts or The California Home Energy Efficiency Rating System (CHEERS), both of which are certified and qualified by California Energy Commission. All of these features and benefits to both the homeowner and the environment enable this development to be labeled “Zero Net Energy Homes”.
These homes are situated off East Vineyard Avenue, just outside the West Ruby Hill gate as shown in the map above. Since the time the builder sold the new homes, below is a chart of the activity in the 32-home development.