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Bend, Oregon Zero Net Energy Home Takes Shape!

We’re thrilled that the Zero Net Energy home in Bend, Oregon‘s NorthWest Crossing is making progress, with walls up and ready for “greening.” But those walls will remain “open” for a little while yet.

That’s because there’s an “Open Wall Open House” planned for May 7, from 1-4 p.m. that will display some of the energy-efficient features of the home. The walls will showcase a special

EcoSeal product, installed and visible to visitors, to help them understand the comprehensive air tightening measures that go hand-in-hand with additional insulation.

One of the most ambitious targets in green building design, Zero Net Energy, has been associated with expensive custom homes that showcase leading-edge environmental technology. Now, thanks to developers Joe Emerson and Ann Brayfield, the home under construction in this forward-thinking Bend, Oregon neighborhoodputs the Zero Net Energy concept squarely in affordable territory.

The three-bedroom home is located at 2328 NW Dorion Way. SolAire Homebuilders of Bend will have it ready for big Bend, Oregon real estateshowcase: the 2011 COBA Tour of Homes in July.

The home is co-listed by brokers David Sailors of GoBend Realty and Alison Mata of The Garner Group Realtors and Development LLC.