Beeler Park neighborhood coming to Stapleton.
Beeler Park will be most sustainable neighborhood in Stapleton.
Beeler Park homes features Zero Energy Ready homes.
Beeler Park will be the most energy-efficient neighborhood ever in Stapleton.
Beeler Park is the 11th neighborhood in Stapleton.
Beeler Park’s 822 homes can each be Zero Energy Ready.
Zero Energy Ready Homes are those that have the capability to produce as much or more energy than they consume.
The Department of Energy has devised standards for Zero Energy Ready Homes.
The homes offered by 10 builders will range in price from the $200,000s to the $900,000s.
The homes in Beeler Park, which is east of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and south of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, will range in size from about 1,100 square feet to more than 3,300 square feet.
Buyers won’t pay a premium for the energy-saving, sustainable and healthy features built into the homes.
“At Stapleton, we’ve created a community built on big ideas, and after over 10 years, we’re still writing the book on new ways to live,” John Lehigh, president of Forest City Stapleton said on Wednesday.
“This is a tremendous undertaking because only a select group of top builders in the country meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified by the U.S. Department of Energy guidelines for Zero Energy Ready Homes,” Lehigh continued.
“But it should come as no surprise that you’ll find home builders upholding these new innovations right here in Stapleton,” Lehigh added.
The Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home is a high-performance home so efficient that a renewable system, such as solar, can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption With a Zero Energy Ready Home, homeowners could have no energy bills, other than a monthly electric hook-up fee.
And with features like thicker walls and triple-paned windows, a home can create as much solar energy from its solar collectors as the home uses—resulting in a zero “net” energy bill.
“Every Zero Energy Ready Home includes a host of features that minimize pollutants and allergens, prevent moisture build-up, and provide a continuous flow of fresh, well-filtered air,” said Samuel Rashkin at the Department of Energy.
“Every Zero Energy Ready Home begins with solid building science specified by Energy Star for homes. Then, advanced building, mechanical and appliance technologies are added—as well as practices from world-class research programs,” Rashkin said.
Many of the construction technologies that make a Zero Energy Ready Home more energy-efficient also make it more durable.
Comprehensive water protection details, added quality assurance, detailed diagnostics and three national performance program certifications add to each home’s integrity and durability.
“The United States Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program has the most stringent building standards in America,” said Gene Myers, president of Denver-based Thrive Home Builders
.“As such our homes offer the best of low energy cost, healthy indoor air and low water use,” Myers continued.
“We have been building to this standard for years and believe that all new homes should be built this way,” Myers said.
Beeler Park also is a neighborhood with a rural feel with all of the advantage of an urban location, according to Lisa Hall of Forest City Stapleton.
“Beeler Park is a neighborhood that has found the perfect balance,” said Hall, Residential Community Development Director.
“It offers sweeping views on all sides, and makes you feel far away from everything while being only minutes from the heart of the city,” Hall said.
Stapleton has partnered with the following builders for Beeler Park:
- David Weekly Homes.
- Infinity Home Collection.
- KB Home.
- Thrive Home Builders.
- Parkwood Homes.
- Boulder Creek Neighborhoods.
- Wonderland Homes.
- CalAtlantic Homes.
- Creekstone Homes.
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