According to The Orange County Register, the ABC Green Home is a project home that was constructed with existing materials and equipment at an affordable price. The first of these homes went on display in Orange County in October 2012. In November 2015, it was dismantled, having over 30,000 people walk through it, including contractors, subcontractors, architects, and builders. The home had $300,000 in building costs and was constructed by students in high school building programs.
While some of the home’s features have been considered to be too costly for mass construction, other features have already become common practice among homebuilding companies.
Two more ABC Green homes are now under construction in California with three others planned. Additionally, the original is going to be reconstructed. Eventually the six homes will be sold to disabled veterans and their families through Habitat for Humanity.
But before all is said and done, and if California is able to reach their net-zero goal by 2020, the ABC Green Home is going to have its thumbprints all over that accomplishment.