Monday, September 5, 2011

Affordable 'green homes' being built in Frederick

I saw this article in the WaPost a few weeks ago, about Frederick's new North Pointe community, which features new homes from the mid-$200,000s with green qualities such as solar panels, geothermal heating, and a computer system to manage energy usage.

Each house will have about 20 solar panels, which will generate more electricity than the house uses during the day. The excess electricity will go to the grid and be credited to the home; the residents can essentially cash in that credit at night when they use more power. The homes should have net-zero energy usage.

This is a great new development (in more ways than one) and I hope we see more of them in the DC region!

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    By Anonymous vikram acharya, At September 6, 2011 at 2:36 AM  

  • That's great news to hear that house builders are being more green in their construction of these homes. There are so many steps we can take toward a greener future. Buying organic furniture is another way to green your house.

    By OpenID ddsmith, At October 31, 2011 at 5:44 PM  

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