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Senior Living Meets Zero Energy


On Feb. 12, 2019, Rose Villa opened the doors to The Oaks, its first zero energy neighborhood. Designed and built by Green Hammer, the units, which range from 1,100 to 1,200 square feet, boast highly efficient energy systems and promise an air quality far superior to residential spaces built to more conventional standards. In this article for Pamplin Media Group, reporter Stephanie Basalyga shares insights learned from interviews with Vassar Byrd, CEO of Rose Villa, and Stephen Aiguier, founder and president of Green Hammer. They discuss the challenges of overcoming barriers such as higher construction costs, which pay back over time, and getting a commitment from residents to learn how the energy-saving building systems work and to use energy and water wisely. 

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