Meet the Builder


 Tradition Meets Innovation

Jay Epstein, President/Developer/Builder of Healthy Communities and winner of the 2016, 2017, & 2018 Department of Energy Housing Innovation Award, has joined forces with the U.S. Department of Energy and is building Virginia’s first Zero Energy Ready Home community, Walnut Farm located in Williamsburg, VA!

The majority of builders in America today build a home based on the 2012 IECC building code. Would you really want to buy a new home with concepts approved in 2012?

Health E Community builds homes certified to the rigorous DOE Zero Energy Ready Home national guidelines that are at least 40%-50% more energy efficient than a typical new home. Walnut Farm’s homes will be based on a proven building design that has been around for years and incorporating new building products that make the home achieve ultra-energy efficiency with a HERS score below 54 before incorporating the Photovolatic (PV) system to achieve a HERS score as low as ZERO!

The solar homes are engineered to be energy efficient utilizing green building products, value engineered construction, enhanced indoor air quality and solar power to help offset the electric utility cost for the heating, cooling, hot water heater, lights and appliances. You choose which level of efficiency is right for your family. Each home will come with a designated area on the roof that is prewired for solar panels.You have the option to choose solar now or later! Reserve your home of the future today!

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