An experienced builder of LEED homes with a LEED Platinum model that’s open to the public. A village of Zero Energy homes on the drawing board. From the cornucopia of green certifications we’ve received to the smart, energy-efficient home that didn’t stretch the budget, what does building green really mean? Our approach is to demonstrate the connection between our historical standards of high quality and high performance, and to redefine how those standards are measured from the point of view of green building. Green building is about your home’s efficiency, its incredibly low cost of ownership, the beauty in design and livability that make it timeless, and its healthfulness for you and your family.
The Castaway III Model is a LEED Platinum, Net Zero Energy home open to the public. It is not only the showcase of Marc Rutenberg Homes, but also a demonstration of Zero Energy and Extreme Green building in a beautiful 4,552 square foot luxury home.
There’s nothing like seeing it to believe it, but if you’re on the other side of the country, pond, or globe, we’re happy to whet your appetite and offer some inspiration! It’s the best house we’ve ever built, and we can’t wait for you to come discover it for yourself.MORE ›
Under construction, the Breakwater Model uses wood, glass, and brick to create a warm, comfortable contemporary design. And it’s Zero Energy, but you won’t see a single solar panel.Download PDF ›
The Zero Energy Village is a prototype neighborhood of 1,600-2,400 square foot new homes from the $300's to the low $500's with design, style, and most importantly, no electric bill. Homes that are not only affordable to buy on day 1, but also affordable to live in, year after year. Located just off East Lake Road in north Pinellas County, we'll be working throughout the year on final planning and permitting for the Village before we commence construction. For more information or to secure your place on the waiting list, please visit or contact us!More ›
Zero Energy America is Marc’s craziest, and most amazing, project to date. Learning to build these homes took research, trial & error, and much ingenuity; they’re the best homes we’ve ever built. The film follows the building of the houses, including the trials and tribulations associated with building in a brand new way, with brand new materials. The film also travels the world to seek out what happens behind the scenes that allows such advanced homes to be built today and learn what breakthroughs we can expect in the future.