Solara: CA's First Solar-powered Apartment Complex

Solara: CA's First Solar-powered Apartment Complex

Jonathan
Dec 14, 2007
SD in da house!... (solar house that is...) Inhabitat recently noted the new apartment community in Poway called SOLARA that opened earlier this year. SOLARA is part of a "mixed-use" development from Community Housing Works and was also a collaboration with the city of Poway,CA and Global Green USA. This isn't just another "just add water" complex we're so used to seeing around here in So Cal. This is the first project that was delivered under the California Energy Commission's Zero Energy New Homes program. There are 56 fully solar-powered homes, that also feature tons of energy efficient designs, including tankless boilers for hot water, low-flow restrictors, dual flush toilets, and native plant landscaping... What's also great about this project was that the rent is actually affordable and intended for families that make moderate incomes. One, two and three bedroom apartments were priced between $388- $105 a month, depending on the occupant's income. Read more about SOLARA over at Inhabitat, and check out SOLARA's website. (via Inhabitat)
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