The Ultimate Z.E.N. Home: A Partnership in Performance

Three pillars of the housing industry come together to promote energy-smart best practices at a production scale and cost.
ZEN Home front angle
The Ultimate Z.E.N. Home in progress

Sustainable. Attainable. Healthy. Net Zero.

The Ultimate Zero Energy Now (Z.E.N.) Home is designed and built to achieve the highest levels of energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and renewable energy at a price attainable by middle-income home buyers.

A collabora­tion among Pro Builder, the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA), and Thrive Home Builders, the 2,400- square foot single-family home is under construction in Denver’s Stapleton master plan for a Fall 2020 completion.

The Ultimate Z.E.N. Home is:

                 -- The perfect balance between architectural beauty and functionality for modern living

            -- A cutting edge, self-powered home designed to produce as much energy as it consumes

            -- A practical model for Zero Energy Ready production homes

              --  A home without compromise

The home will be showcased during the virtual EEBA summit in late September and will serve as the sales model for Thrive’s Vitality neighborhood of 33 homes priced in the 600's, a second move-up home in the Denver market.

Come back to for updates through construction and to see the finished home.

About  Pro Builder: Published since 1936, Pro Builder provides home builders and other housing industry professionals with timely, relevant, and engaging content in print, online, and in person to help their businesses grow and adapt.

About EEBA:  For over 35 years, the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) has built a reputable foundation as the leading resource for information and education for sustainable building. Recently, the interest in sustainable design and building has grown exponentially among building professionals, educators, and homeowners. New legislation and rating systems have created unprecedented demand for professionals that understand sustainable design and that can implement its principles in the construction of buildings and communities. EEBA's philosophy provides an overarching framework of principles, issues, technologies and history of the sustainable building movement to meet this demand.

About Thrive Home Builders: As it name implies, Thrive Home Builders represents a commitment to healthy homes. The Denver-based builder believes homes should be built to the highest standards of health and sustainability, creating a space where families can grow and Thrive. Its award-winning green building program is designed to meet the highest standards of LEED®, Indoor airPLUS, Zero Energy Ready Homes and Energy Star®. The company was Pro Builder's 2017 Builder of the Year and has earned two National Housing Quality Awards for operational excellence in 2019 and 2020.