These Vacation Communities Are Getting Greener

June 11, 2018
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Home builder and designer Modern Net Zero is bringing sustainability with style to The Hamptons. The homes include solar panels, LED lighting, and geothermal heating and cooling systems.

According to founder Marc Clejan, Modern Net Zero works to create homes with the highest sustainability and style from the project's inception, rather than retrofitting a property with green features. “It’s very important to me that homeowners feel that there’s no compromise,” he tells Forbes, adding, "Steve Jobs once said, ‘My customer will know what they want when I show it to them,' ... Architects, builders, and homeowners just couldn’t envision this existing until they saw a finished product."

What sets these properties apart from other green homes on the market isn’t just the $15,000 to $30,000 they save their owners in energy costs per year; it’s also their environmental impact. Take the company’s stunning, 6,200-square foot Bull Path property, for example, With state-of-the-art design and tech, the home’s carbon dioxide reduction is the equivalent of taking 17 cars off the road each year or preserving a full 96 acres of trees ... Just a few of the homes’ major perks include built-in sound systems, solar heated saltwater pools, and a fresh air system, circulating temperature- and humidity-controlled outside air 24/7. 

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