energy efficient home

California’s First Farm-to-Table New Home Community

by Shea Homes Northern California on July 20, 2015


Chat with neighbors on the porch. Make meals with vegetables you picked today. Solar power your home. Walk to the store that sells fruits grown locally. Picnic in the park. Bike to town. Watch the kids grow up healthy. Wake up where the sun smiles over a wide, green landscape. Nourish your life.

This is not a nostalgic dream. It’s the immediate future at The Cannery in Davis, California’s first farm-to-table new home community.

And we are proud to announce that two new Shea Homes communities will be opening at The Cannery on Saturday, August 15th! RSVP to the Grand Opening Celebration on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all of the exciting details.

Persimmon at The Cannery
4 to 6 Bedrooms, 3 to 4 Baths, 2,189 to 2,904 Square Feet
Each Persimmon home features open-concept living, as well as an outdoor room and a porch to help you enjoy the fresh lifestyle at The Cannery. Two of these bungalow-style homes feature a separate multi-generational Suite Home that would be perfect for college students. A Suite Home consists of a private entry, living space, one bedroom, a full bath, and kitchen.

Tilton at The Cannery
3 to 5 Bedrooms, 3 to 3.5 Baths, 1,706 to 3,024 Square Feet
The cottage-style homes at Tilton feature stunning great rooms and kitchens, ideal for a growing book club, or a growing family. The inspiring design of these homes will give you plenty of space to live, work, and flourish. The majority of the home plans include an attached two-car garage, with plenty of room for bike storage. Tilton borders the Central Greenway and The Cannery Park on both sides of the community, which makes outdoor living seamless.

The idea at The Cannery is simple, surround homes, parks and business by a working farm. The farm then feeds the community, and nourishes a healthy and sustainable way of life. And even the landscaping is edible! Each single-family home will have a fruit or nut tree in the yard. This holistic mixed use environment that will be unlike anything ever seen in California.

Every home will be within 300 feet from a park or open space, and The Cannery will be one of the most energy-efficient communities in the country, with a 1.5k solar system coming standard with every home, and residents can upgrade to netzero living with zero energy consumption and zero carbon emissions. The residential areas will feature a livable design designation from Eskaton, in order make these homes comfortable for residents to age in place.

The Cannery harmonizes with the values of Davis. It offers a safe, healthy and sustainable environment. Smart living grows naturally in Davis. It has the second-highest percentage of graduate degrees in the country. People choose Davis for its high quality of life. It is the intellectual home of California’s booming agriculture industry, sustaining everything from wineries to organic farming. Davis and its UC Campus nurture ideas that nourish the world.

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Make Your Home a Mean, Green, Efficiency Machine

When the weather changes, often times, your energy bill does, too. To keep your bills lower during the cold and hot months, as well as have a positive impact on the environment by going green, we here at Shea Homes put together this infographic of 10 ideas to help improve your home’s energy efficiency.


While you may have already implemented a few of these energy-conscious tactics in your home, challenge yourself to take on a few more. Update your light bulbs to LED, install a low-flow showerhead or weather-strip your windows this season and watch your home turn into the mean, green efficiency machine it really can be. What updates will you add to your weekend to-do list? Let us know in the comments below!

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If you are interested in finding a more energy efficient home, you might want to explore some of the options available from Shea Homes in the following areas:


Bay Area, CA
Central Coast, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Orange County, CA
Palm Springs, CA
Sacramento, CA
San Diego, CA


Seattle, WA
Las Vegas, NV
Phoenix, AZ
Houston TX
Denver, CO


Central Florida
Northern Virginia
Charlotte, NC
Greensboro, NC
York-Lancaster, SC


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