Gallery: Paisano Green Community is the First Net-Zero Senior Housing P...

 
Located near the border of Mexico in El Paso, TX, the Paisano Green Community is the first net-zero housing project for seniors in the nation. Designed by Boulder-based Workshop8, the senior housing project was funded through an ARRA Capital Fund Recovery Competition grant from HUD and was completed in the spring of 2018. The project takes advantage of rooftop solar photovoltaic systems and two 80-ft wind turbines on-site to power the community and feed excess energy back onto the grid. In addition to the project's zero energy status, the green community is seeking LEED Platinum certification and is a certified Enterprise Green Community.

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  1. Antoni November 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Excellent concept and just what I would aspire to live in someday. Living in the metro Boston area, I do not see this happening here any time soon but would certainly entertain relocating anywhere to a like community with low carbon footprint.

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