17 Jun '11, 7am

ZETA Fabricates Homes for NZE Project: California-based ZETA Communities recently announced a new project worth...

ZETA Fabricates Homes for NZE Project: California-based ZETA Communities recently announced a new project worth...

California-based ZETA Communities recently announced a new project worth noting. It’s an affordable, net-zero energy community with 22 starter homes in Stockton, California called Tierra del Sol . ZETA says the homes are being built in Sacramento in an off-site fabrication process that results in higher quality, faster construction, lower first costs, and lower operating costs. The project illustrates the fact that prefabrication is being used in not just mid- to high-end single-family projects but in more affordable and market-rate multifamily projects, too. ZETA has a full pipeline and is adding jobs to keep up with work. A Tierra del Sol home is expected to use about 45% less energy than a typical home. It will have a hybrid heat pump water heater, mini-split heating and cooling, CFL lights, Energy Star appliances, recycled and renewable batt insulation, 2 x 6 wall cons...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/06/zeta-prefab-affordable...

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