Sustain + Support
Sure, it’s good for the environment – reducing carbon emissions and resources – but it benefits the average homeowner, too.
NEST incorporates best practices in green design into all of our projects, both retrofits and new construction.
Our History of Sustainable Design
To us, sustainability goes far beyond environmentally-friendly housing. It extends into the overall health and affordability of a home and beyond. We’re invested in cultivating and continuing a walkable neighborhood – one that reflects the overarching essence of sustainability.
We’ve had our hands in affordable, green housing before green was a thing. From the homes at the corner of Chase and Fergus, to our forthcoming Net Zero Ready and Passive House projects, we’re committed to energy efficient, sustainable homes that will help improve Northside – now and for the future.
Kinda Tiny Houses (KTH)
These 1,000 square foot (or smaller) homes are aimed at increasing housing diversity while improving affordability. The homes are energy efficient and “visitable”—meaning they are accessible to people who use wheelchairs or walkers. A KTH is ideal for first-time homebuyers or those looking to age in place.
These super energy-efficient homes reduce the ongoing cost of homeownership (lowering utility bills as much as 80%), while improving indoor air quality, comfort, and durability.
We pair industry-leading certifications such as LEED, Zero Energy Ready Homes (ZERH), and Passive House with thoughtful designs that deliver exceptional performance on a limited budget.
NEST Egg Second Mortgage
A program aimed at making NEST-built homes more affordable by lowering the amount that a homebuyer would need to borrow or use as down-payment (also referred to as a “soft second mortgage”).