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2nd Zero Energy Home in NorthWest Crossing Underway

We are excited to be co-listing the second Zero Energy home in our headquarters neighborhood of NorthWest Crossing, which recently started construction. The Garner Group Real Estate and GoBend Realty are jointly representing the new home, which is being built by SolAire Homebuilders and underwritten by investors and environmental activists Joe Emerson and Ann Brayfield. To gain Zero Energy status, the new home is planned with advanced green features and energy conservation measures.
 “We received a lot of feedback from the first Zero Energy project, especially during the 2011 Tour of Homes,” explained David Sailors, GoBend Realty broker. “As a result, this home has a more elegant and spacious floor plan than the Zero Energy home from 2011. It will accommodate a different segment of the market.”
The three-bedroom, single-level home uses advanced green construction techniques, mechanical systems and energy monitoring technology. With 1,878 square feet of floor space, plus a 160-square foot unheated flex room, the home was designed by Neal Huston & Associates Architects of Bend, Oregon. A signature element of the floor plan is a large south-facing courtyard recessed into the structure. Screened from the street, it provides a comfortable and private outdoor living space.
The Zero Energy concept focuses on energy conservation and generation measures that are modeled to bring consumption of electricity from the power grid to zero when seasonal utility demands are leveled out over the course of a year. A computerized home energy monitoring system gives the owner real-time consumption data and calculates the debit or credit status. With many energy efficient features built-in, the home also receives electricity and hot water from a 7,030-watt solar array.
To find out more about this Zero Energy home, contact Alison Mata,alison@thegarnergroup.com, at The Garner Group Real Estate or David Sailors,dsailors@bendbroadband.com, at GoBend Realty. Both Sailors and Mata hold the Green Broker designation from the National Assn. of Realtors Green Resource Council.