While the house here is part of a project in San Joaquin County CA many of the engineering principles remain the same.

I discovered this via a FaceBook post from WolfWorks out of Avon CT (down the road and around the corner from me) who wrote (the emphasis is mine):

I think they forgot about making it beautiful!

That said, all these principles are applied across the board on all our projects.

Simple Techniques for Lowering the Cost of Zero Energy Homes – Zero Energy Project

In an effort to find ways to make zero energy homes more affordable, San Joaquin County Habitat for Humanity (SJC Habitat) went farther than most. The non-profit organization found ways to make their zero energy homes cost less to build than their standard, moderately energy-efficient homes.