New energy-efficient community features modular homes (Video)
Keiser Industries has constructed the first of what is intended to be a community of net zero modular homes in Maine.
As a modular builder, Keiser constructs each home or commercial building in its state of the art, climate-controlled facility.
Keiser Industries of Oxford, Maine; Futuro, Inc. of Portsmouth, N,H.; and Kaplan Thompson Architects of Portland, Maine, have partnered to design and build the first of 26 energy efficient homes for the Brackett Estates community in Wells, Maine.
The new homes feature exceptional energy efficiency with Keiser's special home design, including super-insulated construction, photovoltaic solar panels, solar hot water, triple-glazed windows, low-flow showerheads and more. As a net zero home, the house produces as much electricity as the occupants use, so that there is no need to purchase electricity from the utility company.
Keiser rolled out their line of modular zero home products two years ago. At the same time, interest in green homes has increased dramatically. The result is a cutting-edge new home community in a desirable area at an affordable price for homeowners who are interested in saving electricity and cutting their energy costs.
The first completed home is a two-story Cape-style featuring 1,750 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.
Read more about building a green home.