In North Boulder, there's a new, green neighborhood development called Spring Leaf. The neighborhood's first home, its model home, has been completed. In total, Spring Leaf will include six single-family homes and six townhomes that will be all-electric, super efficient, and easily LEED Platinum. Moreover, they'll all be net-zero energy homes powered by solar and geothermal systems.
Located at Broadway and Poplar, the neighborhood and homes were designed by George Watt. The single family home designs range in size from 2,300 – 4,000 square feet, while the townhome designs have about 2,800 square feet each.
The image above shows the model home that's just under 4,000 square feet in size and selling for about $1.2 million. Developers expect LEED Platinum certification shortly. The house includes bamboo cabinetry, low-VOC finishes, fiber cement exterior siding, Serious Materials windows, a heat recovery ventilator, spray foam insulation, a geothermal system, and a 9.9 kW grid tied solar PV system.