Advanced Homes

Filmed on August 16, 2018 in San Francisco

Most new homes built in the U.S. today aren’t all that different from those built 30 years ago, despite rapid technological advances. Using a holistic approach to design, Acre has created beautiful, high-performance net-zero energy homes that produce all their own power, yet cost less than standard construction. Through careful research and engineering, Acre has integrated and refined a combination of systems that work together to achieve extreme levels of efficiency and user comfort. The company utilizes flatpack technology, design for manufacturing, and their patent-pending zeroBOX to deliver advanced housing for less. In her talk, Jennifer will describe these homes, and the benefits that come to users who purchase them.

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Jennifer Dickson
Chief Design Officer of Acre Designs

Jennifer Dickson is Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer of Acre Designs, a startup delivering zero-energy smart homes. Jennifer received a Bachelors in Architecture from the University of Kansas, and practiced in the Kansas City area for a decade designing commercial, retail and residential projects with a focus on sustainability. In 2014 she founded Acre with husband and industrial designer, Andrew, and builder Don Newman. In 2016 they moved to the Bay Area to participate in Y-Combinator and launch to the west coast. Jen is driven to find elegant design solutions, honest materials, and inspiration on hikes with their two young daughters.