NOMINATED BY: Green Hammer Design BuildPROJECT 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 LivingBUILDER: Green Hammer Design BuildARCHITECT: Green Hammer Design BuildINTERIOR DESIGNER: Green Hammer Design Build and Scott Edwards ArchitectureLANDSCAPE ARCHITECT/DESIGNER: Shapiro DidwayPHOTOGRAPHER: Bill Purcell PhotographyPROJECT WEBSITE: rosevilla.org/new_neighborhoods/the-oaks-net-zero-neighborhood