The last few house renderings on the home page have been so dismal that I finally gave up on photorealism and just did something neutral. The good news is that it includes the piers — you'll just have to imagine trees, terrain, stairs, etc.
Occupant behavior can make the difference between an efficient house and a wasteful one. Notorious energy hogs include plasma TVs, old refrigerators or freezers, ice-makers, and dehumidifiers. And don't overlook sneaky items like DVRs, always-on computer and entertainment equipment, etc.