Have you heard of a Zero Energy Ready home? Well, you need to know about this. Zero Ready is a great term that means the home is so energy efficient it can offset most of its annual energy consumption. To be called “Zero Energy Ready,” the home has to meet the definition set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Here are four reasons why being a Zero is awesome.

1. Money, baby, money.

Zero Energy Ready Homes are so efficient that a renewable system like solar can offset all or most of its annual energy usage. With a Zero Energy Ready Home, homeowners could have no energy bills, other than a monthly electric hook-up fee. These homes can create as much solar energy as the home uses—resulting in a zero “net” energy bill. It’s important to note buyers won’t pay a premium for these energy-efficient features.

2. Green feelings.

The good kind of green…We all want to do things the green way and help the planet. Zero Energy Ready homes produce as much or more energy than they consume. This forward-thinking, energy-efficient idea is very desirable for those who are environmentally-conscious.

3. Deep breaths.

The Department of Energy states, “Every Zero Energy Ready Home includes a host of features that minimize pollutants and allergens, prevent moisture build-up, and provide a continuous flow of fresh, well-filtered air.”

4. Hi-tech is cool.

Okay, so the iPhone7 is coming, but how about having a house that is technologically superior. Advanced research, as well as advanced products, building materials, and appliances, go into these hi-tech homes.


Considering where you get a Zero of your own? How about buying a home in Colorado? More specifically, how about in Denver, Colorado’s Stapleton neighborhood, called Beeler Park.

Beeler Park isn’t just another Stapleton neighborhood. Here, all-new home collections are designed and reimagined how people want to live. That’s why every home can be built as Zero Energy Ready…improving health, comfort, and durability – making Beeler Park the most energy-efficient Stapleton neighborhood yet. Only a select group of top builders in the country meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified by the U.S. Department of Energy guidelines for Zero Energy Ready Homes. But it should come as no surprise that you’ll find home builders upholding these new innovations right here in Stapleton.

Why am I giving you all this great information? Because I am a Colorado native and I love to see a new development come to town with a vision for keeping Colorado beautiful. There is a lot of buzz around this new community and I am excited to be a part of it in my own small way. It’s my job to help you get into one of those amazing, hi-tech and pretty sweet homes. Hope to see you soon neighbor.

Check out more on our blogs for Beeler Park and Bluff Lake.


Tricia HoustonTricia Houston, Owner

Lending Maven Mortgage

Colorado native and Stapleton resident


You have questions about getting a mortgage, and I have the answers.