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A Net Zero photovoltaic system is one of the environmentally friendly features of Park Centre Homes at La Posada in Green Valley, Ariz. The development is a collaboration between La Posada and Pepper-Viner Homes, both award-winning for their environmentally friendly designs and initiatives, according to the companies.
Each home is oriented to the homesite to capture the heat of the sun. In addition, the homes will utilize a Net Zero photovoltaic system with the potential to reduce energy costs by more than 85%.
The homes were designed with the flexibility to be oriented on each individual lot to highlight the home’s architectural features. This allows for the shading of major living spaces and patios, as well as greater access to the home from the street. Park Centre Homes have two patios and orientation ensuring that at least one patio is always shaded from the sun. All three floor plans also utilize solar tubes that collect and diffuse natural light into halls and closet areas.