The “going green” movement has been a part of Western society for decades. In America, what started at the end of the nineteenth century as a goal to conserve and preserve the natural beauty of the country, resulted in the creation of the National Park Service in 1917. This conservation ideal has transformed over the years into a wider movement that is now a broad-based desire for living a more sustainable, energy-efficient lifestyle.

The fundamental interest in pursuing a greener, healthier lifestyle has only been heightened in the 55+ crowd, where environmental benefits, cost-saving features and energy-efficient design are among the most important factors when buying a new home.

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Baby Boomer generation doesn’t want to move multiple times. So, Baby Boomer homebuyers are looking to purchase new homes that can grow and adapt to their changing lifestyle and needs as they age. As the NAHB explains, 55+ homebuyers have an increased desire to have a more social community, technologically advanced homes, and flexible floor plan designs. They also want to be environmentally friendly, stay active and engaged, and live on a finite budget… all within the home of their dreams.

It’s a tall order, but it’s one that Trilogy by Shea Homes has been able to fill with its SheaXero No Electric Bill Homesin their active lifestyle communities.

SheaXero combines a large solar panel system with 14 energy-saving features to eliminate electric bill and save homeowners up to $3,000 a year. It’s now a standard on all of Trilogy’s new homes, and is included at no additional cost for a limited time on top of Trilogy’s superior construction quality and innovative floor plans.

Here’s what Trilogy residents are saying about SheaXero:

“My home is a SheaXero home with solar. I absolutely love that. I don’t have to worry about how expensive my electric bill is going to be. As a retiree, you’re always looking for ways to save. Having a green home was important to me, and Trilogy offered SheaXero at no extra expense. Needless to say, I absolutely love the home!” ~ Barbara Kurowski, Trilogy at Orlando – Click to read Barbara’s Trilogy story.

“My last electric bill was $18, and I have a hot tub, a new built-in swimming pool with a running pump, regular electric usage from my husband and all with a 2600 square-foot house.” ~ Tina O’Connor, Encanterra Country Club – Click to read Tina’s Trilogy story.

“My daughter is very passionate about green design. When I told her about SheaXero, she was so happy for me! So obviously, I think it’s marvelous. I have not had a single electric bill over $5 here. I used to pay over $500 in my last home. For me, SheaXero is definitely worth it and I think it should be the only way to go for anyone who builds homes.” ~ Evi Alford, Trilogy at Monarch Dunes- Cick to read Evi’s Trilogy story.

For these SheaXero homeowners, they’ve found exactly what they are looking for. Want to learn more?  Sign up for e-mail updates or our free DVD by visiting, and click the green box in the upper right hand corner.

SheaXero features are available as an option in Washington and Florida communities.