The 308 homes in North America’s largest net-zero neighbourhood in Arvada, Colorado will rely on passive solar features and extreme airtightness to eliminate 80% of their energy needs, Renewable Energy World reports.
The Geos Neighbourhood, located more than a mile above sea level, will use solar and geothermal to generate as much energy as the homes consume.
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The homes, originally priced in the mid-$400,000’s, are now about $27,000 more expensive than the equivalent units without net-zero features.