News : Net Zero community goes green in Wells

Nov 6, 2012

From Seacoast Online

A new 26 lot subdivision in Wells is paving the way with green living that starts at home.

"Net Zero" homes, which have a net energy consumption and net carbon emission of zero over a span of a year, are built to be more energy-efficient and more environmentally-friendly than most traditional homes.

And conveniently located between I-95 and 9B on Littlefield Road, Brackett Estates is already getting plenty of attention from the local community as realtors at RE/MAX Realty One prepare to sell the 25 lots.

Realtor Abigail Douris said there are five types of "net zero" homes that can be built starting at $319,000, and on the 26th lot in the subdivision there is a model home for interested buyers and green enthusiasts to preview the new home designs.

"From an environmental viewpoint, rather than burning fossil fuels to heat and cool these homes, these homes are harnessing energy through alternative sources thus reducing their carbon footprint upon the environment," Douris said.

Douris said the excitement about the new subdivision goes beyond the advantages of benefitting the environment.

"Each of the home models available at Brackett Estates offers thoughtfully designed floor plans that provide not only energy efficiency but also efficiency of space," Douris said. "From an architectural standpoint, there is an aesthetic appeal inherent in each design characterized by bright, open concept interiors and exceptional curb appeal."

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