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A net zero labeling program is already in place for single-family homes and now, with Avalon’s input as they move through the project, the CHBA will be able to take that intelligence and create guidelines and best practices for members on net zero multifamily product.
“This program is the best way to prepare the industry and protect the consumer,” Williams notes.
After factoring in energy savings, the net cost of each net zero unit is estimated to be just $30 a month more than Avalon’s traditional energy efficient units.
The project on the south end of Seton will have one and two bedroom single-storey units priced from the $160,000s; two or three bedroom, two-storey townhomes with private fenced backyards from the $270,000s, some with rooftop patios.
There will be seven floor plans, from 515 square feet to 1,742 square feet. The first show homes are expected to open in August 2020 with the net zero and net zero ready homes completed in 2021.