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We are pleased to be co-listing (with GoBend Realty) a Zero Net Energy Home in NorthWest Crossing, being built by SolAire Homebuilders in Bend. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on the property, which is located in Bend, Oregon on the corner of Dorian Way and Newport Hills Drive, last Tuesday.

What does “Zero Net” mean you may ask? Just that – the home will contain features that that define the most advanced elements of green building. It will use a combination of passive and active solar energy to average zero electrical consumption over the course of a year. Building materials, finishes and mechanical systems will embrace healthy home, clean air and sustainable building concepts. There’s some more information on the concept here.

At The Garner Group in Bend, Oregon, we believe in going green. Many of our agents are green-certified. Our offices are located in the sustainable Bend, Oregon neighborhood of NorthWest Crossing. We are so excited to represent this new home, which is scheduled to be in the Central Oregon Builders Association Tour of Homes 2011.

The home will qualify for certification as an Earth Advantage Zero Net Energy Home, Earth Advantage Platinum Home, Energy Star Home, Energy Trust of Oregon Advanced Performance Home and Oregon Department of Energy High Performance Home.