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The case study home is a unique concept design, developed for PEARL Homes in collaboration with the FSEC (Florida Solar Energy Center) at the University of Central Florida. The case study's focus is the development of sustainable building methods that can be used to built high performance, carbon-neutral homes that are accessible for the masses and every budget. 

Buildings alone are responsible for 40% of the total energy used in the US. The way we live and the way be build homes to live in requires a rapid and constant shift to adapt to cultural, climate-related, social changes as well as environmental impacts.  

Net-zero homes are more than an irreversible market trend, they can help to lower the 
environmental impact of homes and are undeniably the homes of the future. Net zero homes are designed to produce as much or more energy than they consume.

The case study home was built in Bradenton, Florida in 2019. It served as a research and design project for PEARL Homes and their planned future developments in the Florida market. After extensive research and performance testing over the course of 12 months, the developer donated the home to a local non-profit organization that provides programs and services to promote and enhance the development of children, our future generation.

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