Green One Construction Services just completed phase one in Sage Green, an ultra energy efficient community in Beaverton, Oregon. The entire project will have a total of 18 homes, and the first five are now on the market with pricing between $257,900 and $259,000. I guess you can say it's a small price to pay for the desirable, but still rare, benefit of zero net energy living.
Sage Green homes minimize demand for energy in part through the use of a styrofoam and plywood wall assembly — something Ben Walsh of Green One calls ply-on-foam. In addition, efficient features include triple-glazed windows, CFL lighting, and high efficiency mechanical systems.
When combined with on-site solar power, over the course of a year, each home will generate enough energy to power a family of four with a comfortable modern lifestyle. And an Energy Performance Score of 0 validates the same.
These homes, designed by Tara Doherty, are built with low- and no-VOC paints, adhesives, and finishes, as well as locally-sourced and recycled content materials. You can find the community at 4900 SW 149th Avenue in Beaverton, Oregon, 97007.
Rendering credits: Sage Green.