First net zero townhome development going up in Tempe

Wealth development firm Caliber has broken ground on a 32-unit net zero energy townhome community in Tempe, Ariz., according to a release.

The new community, called The Roosevelt, is considered the city’s first green solar townhome development designed to achieve net zero energy by leveraging the latest in building materials and sustainable technology. Net zero creates a home that enhances the homeowner’s lifestyle and reduces environmental footprint with little to no utility-supplied energy.

Expected completion for Phase I (14 units) is spring 2017. Phase II (18 units) expected completion is winter 2017.

“We’ve long been a community dedicated to sustainability, and this development will give residents who want to live in a net zero, sustainable environment a real option,” Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell said.

The Roosevelt is Caliber’s first development project in Tempe.

Caliber is partnering with MODUS Development, an award-winning Phoenix-based real estate developer known for pioneering net zero energy and sustainable projects in Arizona and California.

With an integrated design process developed by MODUS that prioritizes sustainability, each home is designed to exceed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and meet Energy Star certification.

The two-bedroom, 2-1/2-bath townhome models (with variations) will be offered for approximately $450,000 - $500,000 and feature a modern design with more than 1,800 feet of living space, large recessed windows, deck and a two-car garage.

While adding value to the residences, net zero energy status is achieved using sustainable technology that is setting the new standard for energy efficient living, the release said. All units will be equipped with innovative sustainability features including solar panels, LED lighting, hybrid water heaters, Icynene spray foam in all exterior walls and ceilings for insulation and soundproofing, PEX plumbing, High SEER heat pumps, Energy Star appliances, cool roof technology and more.

Chris Loeffler, CEO and co-founder of Caliber, said, “This project allows us to move forward and become an environmental steward at a time when the entire nation is seeking a more sustainable future.”


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