525 Pyramid Peak, Berthoud, CO- a Green Solar Home for $389,000
(PV array not included-see below)
1643 finished square feet, main floor master and guest bedroom, 2 baths, with a 1063 SF unfinished attic, and a 488 SF garage with a storage bay (see floor plans below)
Looking for an enthusiastic buyer to purchase the first affordable and future proofed Zero Energy home in the USA. To make this home Zero Energy, buyer will need to be able to afford an additional $24,000 up front for the photovoltaic array. Rebates of up to $17,700 are available.
With an insulation package twice as efficient as standard homes , a large sunspace, concrete floors, and heat transfer systems, this house, with the Photovoltaics on the roof, is projected to have no utility bill. Factor in rebates and an estimated utility bill savings of $160/ mo. means that approximately 8.4% of your mortgage (using 4% APR, 30 yr.) is being paid each month. Virtual house cost is thus $365,097.
Take it to the next level and add 4Kw more of photovoltaics, purchase an electric car, and you would be truly future proofed with no utility bill or gasoline bill. With current rebates, for example, a Nissan Leaf is literally half price.
We also have a neighboring property with final design yet to be worked up.
Second Floor finish possibility: