Tierra Verde

Co-op members moved into their new “Tierra Verde” homes on November 15th, 2012. Our fifth affordable housing neighborhood is designed to be net zero energy, that is, not using more energy than it manufactures on site. Homeowners were required to put in 24 hours per week during construction.

Tierra Verde features passive solar design, grid-tied solar panels, rainwater catchment for irrigation, heat pumps for hot water and interior heating, and double wall construction with blown cellulose as insulation.