KB Homes has just completed construction on what might be the most energy efficient home in Charles County, MD. The home is located in the Middletown Woods subdivision of Waldorf, MD, and it’s a short distance from Westlake High School on Middletown Road
What is a Net Zero Home?
In short, they’ve put in as many energy saving and environmentally conscious features as they could muster reducing the carbon footprint of the home. Features include the expected fare such as solar panels, on demand hot water, and low flush toilets. KB Homes in Waldorf, MD has taken it a step farther by adding other energy and money saving features like rainwater collection barrels, smart phone apps to monitor energy consumption, and energy conserving lighting.
How Much More Does A Net Zero Home Cost?
The answer is still unclear. KB Homes offers the energy saving features individually, and price their homes out according to their clients needs, so the cost of additional features can vary. It’s safe to say however, that the cost of being green will definitely put a dent in your wallet.
When Will The Model in Waldorf, MD Be Open?
KB Homes says public tours of the home will start on Saturday, June 23rd, and will be available during normal business hours for the community, Tuesday through Sunday 10am-7pm and Mondays from 1pm-7pm.