The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the Proud Green Home at Serenbe as the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia.
Accorrding to the DOE’s case study of the home, builder Luis Imery has built a home any homeowner would be proud of. The home, completed in August 2013, was a collaborative effort by builder Imery of The Imery Group, architect and building science consultant Chris Laumer-Giddens of LG Squared, Inc., Residential Design and Proud Green Home.com, an online publisher of green home information. Proud Green Home.com asked Imery to construct its first “Proud Green Home” and brought in a dozen building products manufacturers as project partners. These partners supplied some of the high-performance and resource-efficient products used in construction of the 2,811-square foot modern home.