Developer Planet Green Group is set to develop an innovative housing development in Dunedin, Florida that will see the creation of the first affordable LEED Certified Net Zero Energy town home development in the US. The Eco-Village will consist of 25 town homes, all of which are designed and engineered to maximize energy efficiency.
The homes have been designed to combine building science and high-performance products with the ability for homeowners to monitor energy consumption. They are designed to reduce overall household energy use, CO2 emissions, indoor water consumption, and reduce associated energy costs. The homes’ many features include a state-of-the-art solar system that converts sunshine into electricity and eliminates any electric costs. Others include power-saving appliances, LED lighting and home energy management systems to allow homeowners to better understand home energy use and monitor energy consumption.
The aim of the project is to provide affordable homes for everyone, but especially for police officers, fire fighters, nurses, teachers, veterans and other professionals.Source: inhabitat.com