The Oaks Zero-Energy Neighborhood at Rose Villa Senior Living


Best 55+ Independent Living Community

NOMINATED BY: Green Hammer Design Build

PROJECT STATEMENT: The Oaks Zero-Energy Community at Rose Villa Senior Living is a 12-unit independent living neighborhood within Rose Villa’s 22-acre campus. The neighborhood features 1,200-square-foot Craftsman-style triplexes built to Passive House standards. Each home generates enough energy each year to offset its energy use.

The Oaks community dramatically outpaced sales on the lower-cost conventional homes available at Rose Villa because of a strong market of senior consumers who desire to have a lower carbon footprint. Rose Villa is pursuing a rigorous third-party review process to achieve Zero Energy certification.

DEVELOPER: Rose Villa Senior Living
BUILDER: Green Hammer Design Build
ARCHITECT: Green Hammer Design Build
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Green Hammer Design Build and Scott Edwards Architecture
PHOTOGRAPHER: Bill Purcell Photography