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New green homes in SLC
Salt Lake City, Utah’s newest housing development is solar-powered, eco-friendly, and geothermal.
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Salt Lake City, Utah’s newest housing development is solar-powered, eco-friendly, and geothermal, according to Earth Techling. KTGY, an architectural and planning firm, and Garbett Homes built Terra Sol, an urban fill development close to downtown SLC.
Standard features include spray foam and blown-in insulation; low-e windows; CFL lighting solar panels; solar hot water; geothermal heating and cooling; and bio-based resource efficient engineered wood.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom homes are selling from the low 200,000s, while also qualifying for up to $8,000 in federal and state tax credits. Although they received no LEED certification, the Terra Sol homes scored 37 on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS), which means they are 60 percent more energy efficient than a standard new home of the same size.
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