Dec. 15, 2016
The first five of 500 planned Zero Energy Ready Homes at the Villages at Cramerton Mills in Cramerton, N.C., opened their doors Dec. 3.
Every home built by Green Street Cottages in the mixed-use development will be a certified DOE Zero Energy Ready Home with a cost-effective, high-performance package of energy savings, comfort, health and durability unparalleled in today’s marketplace.
The Dec. 3 Grand Opening featured the first 5 completed homes in Phase I of the development, which includes 64 homes ranging from 1,800-3,500 square feet.
“The future of housing is here today with Zero Energy Ready Homes that live, work, and last better. And Green Street Cottages at the Villages at Cramerton Mills is leading the way by committing all of its homes to this extraordinary level of performance. A level of excellence that leading experts would choose for their own homes. This means homebuyers at Cramerton can have greater confidence they are making a smart decision for what is often the largest purchase of a lifetime,” said Sam Rashkin, director of the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Program.
The Charlotte Business Journal reports that the homes are 65% more energy efficient and will be certified through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Homes program, according to Nick Parker of Green Street Cottages. An additional solar energy system available for the homes could offset all of the electric power consumption of the home.
Homes in the first phase range from 1,800 to 3,500 square feet and start in the $290,000s. The 3-4 bedroom Craftsman-style homes will have front porches, 10-foot ceilings and granite countertops. The homes will use Mitsubishi ductless heating and cooling systems.
Visit the Green Street Cottages website to get more information on available floor plans, the Villages at Cramerton Mills community, the partnership with DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home program, and more.
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