by Staff Writers
Stevensville MD (SPX) Jul 02, 2012
In Downtown Philadelphia, NEXUS EnergyHomes is continuing William Penn's vision with a 21 Century interpretation of his "green country towne" by offering the first net-zero capable townhomes ever to be built in Philadelphia.
NEXUS' Foundry Court project consists of five lots located at 4th and Brown St. in Northern Liberties. Each of the homes will be built to Emerald Certification standards; the highest green building standards set out by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and will be Net-Zero, capable of generating as much energy as they use, saving the homeowners thousands of dollars each year on utility bills from day one.
The Maryland-based company is committed to promoting Philadelphia's growth by partnering with local investors, government agencies, and businesses like the highly regarded Northern Liberties design team of Ed Fink and Alex Duller and their firm, FUSA Design, who have created architectural renderings featuring 2800 + square feet of light-filled living space, garages, light towers, and roof decks. The designs are modern with a nod to the traditional.
Nexus EnergyHomes, the EVHA 2012 Builder of the Year, also supports the overarching mission of the Greenworks project put forth by the Mayor's Sustainability Office for Philadelphia to become the greenest city in the nation.
Ann Ashley, Sr. Vice President for Nexus EnergyHomes said, "As the recognized national leader for energy-efficient home building, we are well qualified to help Philadelphia achieve their goals for a revolutionary transformation towards a cleaner, greener lifestyle. Our High Performance homes combine the best technologies available under one roof," she says.
And the homes' geo-solar technology is just the beginning of features these luxury dwellings offer prospective homebuyers. Nexus' townhomes will offer a myriad of green outdoor home living options, such as; rooftop gardening (including vegetables and artistic plantings), and the highest practices for water reclamation.
An advocate of fresh air being incorporated into his city planning, Penn would have likely approved of Nexus EnergyHomes core mission to deliver homes that offer not only the highest in energy-efficiency standards, but also a healthier lifestyle.
Superior indoor air-quality (IAQ) is a core component of their home design recipe which includes a central vacuum and HEPA air filtration systems, energy recovery ventilation systems, and low VOC building materials.
The combination of energy efficiency and clean air- not only allow for a reduction in allergy symptoms and respiratory issues, but also allowing for a quieter, more peaceful downtown living existence. "With all of those benefits and virtually eliminating home utility expenditures, the Nexus EnergyHome provides comfort and affordability far superior to any other home on the market today," Ashley said.
The company is additionally building a classic suburban style, single family 2-story home with 2 car garage at 301 Fountain Street in the Manyunk/Roxborough section of the city. Nexus builds traditional to contemporary styles, and offers their products at moderate to custom price ranges, as demonstrated in the pricing difference between the two locations.
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