A new housing project is underway in Dunedin, which promises to be a green alternative to traditional housing. The project is being led by Planet Green Group, and according to the company’s CEO, the Eco Village at Dunedin will be the first affordable net zero energy townhome development in the nation.
“The homes are projected to be completed early 2013 and have all the units occupied immediately,” says Paavo Salmi, CEO of Planet Green Group
. “We currently have over 100 people on the waiting list to buy one of these homes.''
The development will include 25 townhomes with numerous green features.
“The home engineering began with designing an extremely tight building envelope complimented with the latest technology in insulation, low-e windows and energy efficient appliances,” Salmi says. “These homes represent every aspect of the lastest energy efficiency technologies available today.”
Salmi says the homes are part of the GE Ecomagination
program, and all of the homes will be equipped with an energy management system that controls the appliances maximizing their energy efficiency. The management system is designed to lower overall household energy use, emissions on the power grid, indoor water consumption and related energy costs.
The Eco Village at Dunedin will be located at MLK and Lorraine Leland Street. Each home will be a two-story townhouse ranging from 1,100 to 1,500 square feet with a projected price of $135,000 to $175,000.
This project is going to change the way affordable housing will be built in the future,” Salmi says. “It is already gaining national attention and we are extremely excited to make this project a reality.”
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Paavo Salmi, Planet Green Group