Eco-Friendly Colorado Neighborhoods Through the Years: Stapleton’s Central Park West
The general population has been sick of high bills dominating their life. Not only has it hurt us, but it’s also hurt the planet. More people are being born every day, which means new homes will need to be built, using up more and more valuable resources. There has to be a balance to help out those looking for affordable to sustain homes and the environment’s rapidly depleting resources.
Luckily, there are a bunch of communities and businesses trying to fix these problems. Notably, the Colorado builders KB Home and New Town Builders are producing production-scale models for the state of Colorado. Their plan is to introduce new tactics to create energy-efficient homes to both aid in the environment’s plea for help, and reduce the energy costs for those inhabiting the homes.
In Stapleton’s Central Park West neighborhood, you can already see New Town’s development taking place. The homes cost more that your average price for the net-zero features, but homeowners can rejoice in the fact that this reduces energy costs by a landslide. In fact, the average claimed to be saved over the course of a year with this tactic is unbelievable. Apparently, with these models of houses, a homeowner can expect to pay next to nothing in natural-gas and electric bills due to the homes efficiency. You can read more about the claims in this article from the Denver Post.
This can be an issue for new homeowners, as most people do not think about the efficiency of the home saving them long-term money when browsing prices. Also, it may even be possible for some incomes to not qualify to purchase these homes, as energy-saving features are not taken into account. Thankfully, the SAVE act is working towards changing these calculations. Hopefully, more and more communities will develop these sort of practices to help both Earth and the general population.