California’s first Zero Net Energy community in development

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The homes will feature solar panels, HVAC systems, water heating equipment, heat pumps and integrated fresh air ventilation

May 06, 2015

Southern California’s North Fontana area will be the site of the state’s first Zero Net Energy community consisting of at least 20 new highly efficient homes. The Sierra Crest project is led by the nonprofit Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and homebuilders Meritage Homes, BIRAenergy, Itron, Southern California Edison, and the California Public Utilities Commission.

The homes will feature solar panels, HVAC systems, water heating equipment, heat pumps and integrated fresh air ventilation. They will also have spray foam insulation, highly insulated windows, energy-efficient lighting, smart chargers, and smart appliances.

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