Indio, CA (Sept. 25,2013) - Trilogy by Shea Homes has announced the new homes built at Trilogy at The Polo Club will come standard with SheaXero – The No Electric Bill Home, for a limited time only.

Through a revolutionary combination of energy-efficient features and solar power system, Shea Homes is the first builder to offer a home that produces as much electricity as it uses, as a standard, and can save homeowners up to $3,000 per year on electric bills. SheaXero homes combine groundbreaking energy performance with the award-winning, livable and stylish designs Trilogy communities are renowned for.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring this revolutionary energy-efficient package of SheaXero to our new community in the Palm Springs area,” said Ryan Smith, general manager. “From the 1,000 SheaXero homes already sold nationwide, homeowners are expected to collectively save more than $18,000,000 on their electricity bills over the next two decades. SheaXero can also result in zero dollars homeowners pay for electricity each month, which is big news and a radical lifestyle change for many homeowners in a hot, desert area like Palm Springs.”

A SheaXero home achieves “net-zero electric” by generating as much electricity as it consumes. This is done in a multitude of ways. First, a high-powered solar power system is standard on every SheaXero home, generating clean, renewable energy that saves money and offsets electricity consumption. Added to that is a suite of 11 energy-saving features including:

  • Energy-Efficient Trane® HVAC System: Optimizes heating and cooling.
  • Jenn-Air® Energy Star® Appliances: Uses 40% less energy than required by federal standards.
  • Dual-Pane, Low-E Vinyl Windows: Lets visible light in while minimizing heat transmission, improving comfort.
  • Blown-in Recycled Cellulose Insulation: Creates a thermal blanket of protection.
  • Solar Power System: Generates enough electricity to offset usage, delivers clean, renewable energy and increases the home’s value.
  • Additional Energy-Wise Features: Sealed ducts, draft reductive construction, digital programmable thermostats, CFL bulbs, insulated garage doors, and occupancy sensor technology further help to conserve energy.

    The 1,000 SheaXero homes sold to date will save 84,767,552 lbs. of carbon dioxide over the next decade alone. This is equivalent to taking 8,000 cars off the road or planting 720,000 trees – enough trees to fill Central Park 30 times.

    The new 55+ Community in Palm Springs location has garnered substantial interest from eager homebuyers with over 1,000 buyers having joined the interest list and over 45 people on the priority list. “We expect that this announcement will further increase excitement from homebuyers about this new, innovative community, especially because we know how important it is for customers to save money. This is why, while many builders charge up to an additional $40,000 for homes with solar and energy efficient features like SheaXero, SheaXero homes at The Polo Club are included in the home’s base price, for a limited time.” said Smith.

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