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Grand Opening Interactive Retail Design Studio

North Port Store to Open in December On Friday, December 6, 2019, DLP Brite Homes, an energy-efficient home builder that offers the latest in sustainability at an affordable price, will open its first Design Studio, offering visitors a fun, hands-on and interactive experience. The Design Center, located at 14942 Tamiami Trail in North Port, will

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Do you know how energy-efficient your home is?  You should.  The one thing you should analyze is a home’s Home Energy Rating Score (HERS). This nationally-recognized system measures the energy efficiency of a property.    As we noted in our HERS Index guide, everyone has an incentive to pay attention to a home’s HERS rating. Because

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As zero energy home builders, we talk a lot about home energy efficiency.  But how do you know if a property is energy-efficient or not?  Sure, solar panels and LED lighting reduce energy consumption. You certainly want those elements. But air leakage from low-grade windows and drywall could decrease home energy efficiency. And that’s not

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The US has roughly 5,000 net zero homes on the market, according to the Net-Zero Energy Coalition. Given current policy trends and growing consumer demand, experts estimate the number of green homes will skyrocket in the coming years, provided costs come down.  As a zero energy home builder, we aim to take renewable energy homes

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Earn energy credits instead of paying a utility bill. Breathe fresh air 24/7. Combat climate change. And enjoy a durable home designed to withstand the test of time.  Sounds like the life, right?  Anyone has an incentive to live in a net zero home. Benefits abound. And since zero energy home builders have been making

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A zero energy ready home produces as much energy as it consumes. This leaves residents with a net zero energy bill.  Sounds quite nice, right?  The zero energy concept stems from energy-efficient building designs. Back in the 1970s, when energy efficiency became a greater concern, it was hard to imagine net zero homes were possible.

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Eco-friendly personal care products

We’ve become much more conscious of what we put into our bodies. It’s easy to find organic food up and down the aisles of your local grocery store. With all the attention we put into keeping the chemicals out of our food, we sometimes don’t think about the other ways our body absorbs harmful toxins:

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Cleaning a kitchen

The Environmental Working Group examined the safety data of over 1000 ingredients used in commercial household cleaning products. They found that half of these products contain ingredients harmful to the lungs. It’s convenient to buy household cleaners and use them without a thought, but for every toxic cleaner out there, there is a safer, natural,

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Gray cat in the grass

According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), it’s estimated that U.S. households own a total of 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats. In a time when we’re trying to be more earth-conscious, do we pause to think about the environmental impact of over 165 million pets? Collectively, our furry friends leave quite a

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Happy New Year party

As 2019 quickly approaches, we begin thinking about the changes we’d like to make for the new year. Maybe this year you’ll eat healthier, or finally use that gym membership, or make a better effort to see that friend you always say you need to make a better effort to see. The New Year’s Resolution:

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