Homeowners moved into their new “Tierra Verde” homes on November 15th, 2012. Our fifth affordable housing neighborhood is designed to be net zero, 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 is home to 6 adults and 9 children and children’s voices can be heard throughout Tierra Verde and Common Ground. 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.