"We like to think this way because most developers don't," said Timothy McDonald, a principal at Onion Flats, "for us, it's not something new."
"Sustainability is what we are working on and well known for," said Timothy McDonald
, "it's time to take it to the next level."
House energy monitoring system installation in every house will help homeowners to be a part of the ongoing process and follow energy consumption in their home.
Super insulated exterior envelopes will significantly reduce the need for heating and cooling and thus decrease the overall operating costs.
Combining all those factors together the project will reach its goal and reduce its environmental impact almost to zero."The houses are going to be completely energy sufficient by themselves, occupants will be responsible for energy use-what's called net-zero energy possible," said Tim McDonald
Completion nears for the first 3 homes in the 27 unit Stables townhomes project.
The primary project was significantly downsized from 70 to 27 units from the original plans - "the money issue for larger residential projects still remains relevant," said Tim McDonald
"It's been taking us to go to many different banks and every time to come up with something that would make it work, but it won't stop us" he
According to Tim McDonald
the first unit should be completed by May.