Wisdom Way Solar Village Green Buildings Open House Tour

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Wisdom Way Solar Village in Greenfield, MA offers tour of affordable Near Zero Net homes. Meet homeowners and project engineer.

“What more could I want? I live in a beautiful environmentally friendly home in a village with friends. This is what home feels like.” - Mary

The Wisdom Way Solar Village green homes tour open house will be held on Saturday October 2, 2010.

Wisdom Way Solar Village will be open from 10 to 4 and has several zero net energy homes for sale.

Tours of available homes will be led by Rural Development, Inc staff and by mechanical engineer Robb Aldrich, who designed the energy-saving systems. Current home owners will offer tours of their occupied homes. There will be a community picnic that visitors can join to talk to the owners.

Available three bedroom models priced from $180,000 to $240,000 are perfect for first-time homeowners. Financial assistance is available for qualified buyers. Buyers home-shopping in this price range are no longer limited to older homes, with their inherent problems and remodeling needs. Wisdom Way Solar Village offers prospective home-owners an opportunity to purchase a brand new home with warranty. Combined with practically no energy bills, Wisdom Way Solar Village offers an affordable way for homeowners to live their dreams and their values.

What is Near Zero Net Energy?
Near Zero Net Energy is a term that refers to buildings that produce almost as much energy as they use. Each Wisdom Way home is “zero net energy.” That means the house produces nearly all of its own power, virtually eliminating monthly utility bills. And designed with a spacious open floor plan on a small footprint—blending economy with human comfort.

“The house produces nearly all of its own power, virtually eliminating monthly utility bills.”

Designed by award-winning, industry leaders in ENERGY STAR™ and LEED PLATINUM™ certified construction, each Wisdom Way Solar Village home has foot-thick walls to retain the sun’s energy so the living rooms’ small natural gas heater won’t get much use. Hassle-free, solar-powered water and electric systems mean you get reliable hot water, lighting and energy at near zero cost. Homes were constructed as much as possible with local, sustainable, chemical-free materials.

More than a development, Wisdom Way Solar Village is a community, a place where residents, developers, political leaders, local agencies and businesses work together for a more sustainable future. Not just a place to live, but a community with common values on a local scale. We are modeled after a traditional New England village. Wisdom Way is almost carbon neutral, adding practically nothing to the earth’s global warming. It is a place where we conserve land and value open spaces—for recreation, for gardens, for cultivation and for growth.

Wisdom Way Solar Village is located at the corner of Wisdom Way and Petty Plain Road, Greenfield, MA

For more information about Wisdom Way Solar Village:

Cynthia Bleil
Outreach and Education Coordinator
Rural Development, Inc. Home Ownership Program
Phone: 800-859-7120
Email: cbleil(at)fcrhra(dot)org


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