We're thrilled that the Zero Net Energy home in Bend, Oregon's NorthWest Crossing is making progress, with walls up and ready for "greening." But those walls will remain "open" for a little while yet.
That's because there's an "Open Wall Open House" planned for May 7, from 1-4 p.m. that will display some of the energy-efficient features of the home. The walls will showcase a special
EcoSeal product, installed and visible to visitors, to help them understand the comprehensive air tightening measures that go hand-in-hand with additional insulation.
One of the most ambitious targets in green building design, Zero Net Energy, has been associated with expensive custom homes that showcase leading-edge environmental technology. Now, thanks to developers Joe Emerson and Ann Brayfield, the home under construction in this forward-thinking Bend, Oregon neighborhood puts the Zero Net Energy concept squarely in affordable territory.
The three-bedroom home is located at 2328 NW Dorion Way. SolAire Homebuilders of Bend will have it ready for big Bend, Oregon real estate showcase: the 2011 COBA Tour of Homes in July.
The home is co-listed by brokers David Sailors of GoBend Realty and Alison Mata of The Garner Group Realtors and Development LLC.